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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:44

Well I think that quietly confirms it.

 

Four draughtsman

One facing redundancy

Three draughtsman have been given projects with a due date of next Friday

One is sitting here talking to you.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:32
Becky - keep an eye on those hands and please scuttle with all speed to a doctor if you start to think you're not in control. The last thing you want is to get an infection in the skin and some nasty scarring caused

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:30

I'm loving my red onions this year - they're so STRONG to taste! I'm going to miss them when we run out and we have to go back to shop brought.

My cousins children were both huge - so much so that when the eldest was born on the 1st April I called my aunt out as a joker when she said the weight (14lb something). She says she dreads to think how big they'd have been had she not walked 3 / 4 miles a day and been on her feet all day in a very active job. I wonder how much small babies of the past were down to smoking / poor diet?

 

GFantic - try them and see!

Talkback: How to improve your lawn

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:52
I'd add it all in together Andy. Why over complicate a job by having to spread it three times? I don't think it would do any good to add the sand first to help with drainage and then have to walk all over it squashing it down to lay the grass seeds.
Grass grows very well so you wont have to be as delicate as you think - I'm not sure what the weather is like with you but remember to water it if the rain isn't around to give it a good start

Talkback: How to improve your lawn

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:32
Andy, I'm not an expert at this (quite the novice myself but learning thanks to this site) but I think if you add sand (proper horticultural sand - not builders sand or play sand that might contain salt that would damage the seeds) if helps you spread the mix more evenly. I've done this with fine seeds before and it worked really well.
Adding soil over the top gives the seed something to grow into as well as protecting it from birds.

I'd be tempted to add the seeds to the soil and apply that and THEN give it a light covering with multi-purpose compost.

I hope this helps!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:29
OL my father told my brother and I that I was an accident but he was a mistake because they planned to have him and by the time they changed his mind it was too late.
Yeah - father didn't read the book on how not to emotionally damage your children!

You never know though; you might still have that surprise baby. My grandfather was a surprise I remember my great aunt telling me how when she was around 16 (and her sister 14) they got a rush lesson in how babies are made and born when her mothers stomach ache that had been grumbling for a few days turned out to be labour pains!
I'm sure even now it happens more often than you'd think

I have many friends in a certain social group who are born in July. I tease them that the biggest event of the year for our hobby happens in September and so obviously there much be a lot of drinking and nookie going on in those there fields!

Nothing to do in the office means I'm drinking lots of water which of course means... I am at least "occupied" a lot of the time :/

What have you learnt this year?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:18
  • When you tell yourself you're going to label EVERYTHING don't then go "Oh I'll remember what's in this one I'll label it later". You wont.
  • Keep the greenhouse clean. It makes a quick session pottering much easier if you're not juggling which bit of the patio to use as your potting bench as your bench in the greenhouse is full.
  • Leave an area of the garden for "those plants" that (even though you tell your family you dislike the colour red / non useful plants / plants with a high pollen count / and that you're focussing on the herb garden first) your family insist on bringing you as treats that you really wouldn't even consider putting in the compost bin much less the garden you've spent so long carefully digging over and nurturing.
  • When writing on labels of herbs use the back of the label to say what they go well with (i.e. meat / fish / vegetable). It makes a quick nip into the garden for some fresh flavour so much easier!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:08
Morning all. No babies here - I've checked under all the bushes in the garden. I've never yet managed to grt partner to discuss babies. I think if we're ever to have one it'll be of the tipsy accident variety (I was a drunken accident when mother had too much wine and forgot her pill, he was the result of his father getting "over excited after going to a car show").

Just promise me OL you'll play it cool when the girlfriends come. My mother was cringeworthy when my brother started bringing girls home. Keep the baby photos locked away and for goodness sake don't mention weddings when they've only been going steady a few months - it makes you look a right fruit cake! (Made me so glad I didn't bother about boys til I'd left home! !)

Very warm here already - I'm hoping this might mwan they'll turn the air conditioning back on the office wasn't terribly fresh yesterday.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:46
WE HAVE RAIN!!!

Echinacea Pink Double Delight

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:45
Gosh they are beautiful!!

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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How is everyone else getting on? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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