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Totaly overgrown

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:06

Oh Solent! Your garden could be full of knotweed I'd still have envy. Look at that beautiful greenhouse!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:53

Well done Wonky!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:58

Oh Ob that is beautiful!!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:14

Joyce the Christ mas stuff has been out for a while here. Mince Pies are already going out of date.

I'm not a grinch, and do enjoy the festive holidays. But I enjoy them in December. Preferably after the 5th December so we've gotten all the family birthdays out of the way.

Should we be placing bets on how far my house will be habitable come Christmas? Winner gets a year old Christmas Pudding I found the other day in the cupboard! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 15:06

Liri: I wouldn't worry about clothes not fitting midgets with big boobs. They don't fit 31 year olds who are 5ft 9in size 12 super long legged with good birthing hips and big boobies.

Must be something about boobs that gets designers in a muddle. That must be why men never seem to have the whole clothes problem.

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:38

Maybe I am being a little blinded by my ear infection but... it doesn't make it clear what happens to the tea bag. As in it doesn't actually state that the bag will disappear. Only that you've effectively buried the problem.

Worm shortage

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:30

Don't add worms if there is nothing to tempt them there in the first place. There will be good reasons as to why your worm count was so low. 

1. Water logged. Worms need to breath. If you have a heavy compacted clay that is saturated they will have retreated to safer ground. Adding more worms at this point just creates a worm graveyard and a hole in your wallet.

2. Its too hot. Worms of course don't like to bake. If you dug over on a hot day they will have retreated deeper for some where cooler.

3. Too dry. Although they don't like wet feet they don't like it too dry either.

4. There is nothing there to tempt the worms. Like us we don't hang around an empty shop or closed restaurant. Dig in some well rotted compost, some mature rotted horse manure, (to both the lawn area and planting area). Make it a place the worms will WANT to come. And they WILL come. Eventually. Little worms travel at 27 feet per hour and bigger ones can hit 240 feet an hour but the best bit of all is that you don't need to keep digging the soil to check for them. The worms will create a balance that best suits your environment.

Your rural location makes little difference to a worm, neither will the wall (since they travel underground). What you need to do is transform the area to tempt them in.

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:20

I've heard of these bags that mesh the plant roots. Unfortunately everything I've heard is to make sure you take said bags off before you plant them as they don't fall to bits as much as you expect.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:03

Oh Pat I'm glad that you got a monitor. Its such an easy way to help reassure yourself that of all the external factors at least its not that. 

I've abandoned the museum and come home: we've not had internet there for three days now and I need to get my emails checked! Especially as teachers often find it easier to email between classes than try to call. I am now in a luxurious office, good lighting, wonderfully comfortable chair, solid desk (designed for adults), carpet... its the one room that we've finished and my gosh is it the complete opposite to the plaster falling off the walls light lit with a single bulb, "cupboard" that two of us are now trying to use as an office (its only got the one desk!) back at work.

Reggie is a bit confused by the whole turning up early: I think I've disturbed his sleep!!

Hello smart people

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 13:55

My old compost gets thrown in the compost bin (or across the lawn if it was only a little pot).

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