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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 08:34
WonkyWomble says:

Teehee Dove  afternoon folks, evening Pat,

Dove is right, I do have news.  brief recap, had bad luck in the job market and was in the process of going self employed as a gardener which is lovely but not a stable income through he winter months. This was worrying me as you can imagine! Answered an ad for a gardener full time, and went along to first interview, very interesting work on a family estate of 70 acres, walled gardens, rose gardens, kitchen gardens, citrus gardens, lakes, woodlands, herbaceous boarders, cutting gardens...just my sort of thing! Just been to the second interview and start near the end of the month!  just a little bit excited!  hold me down...I'm floating! 

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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 07:04

Feeling very grey and... uninspiring outside.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 11:02

Plant Maiden: Hopefully this wont get lost but you mentioned replacing strawberries every two years. I think they advise every three years so you've another year yet of them! To be truthful however I have mine in hanging baskets (soil replenished every year) to keep them out of the way of the hound eating them / slugs / hounds amazing ability to pee up everything / ... and I just replace them as their crop production drops dramatically OR when I have so many younger plants I've run out of space and need to economise (survival of the fittest in my garden). I do know however that some of the plants were five years old last year and were still going strong.

Its usually easy to tell which ones are due retiring to the great compost bin at the end of the garden. 

I did find watering a bit of a pain in the summer but have since learnt that an up turned plastic two litre cola bottle filled and dug into the basket does a good job of trickle feeding. 

Well I've done a stock check of the coffee shop (not technically my job) and flitted around with a duster (not technically my job) on a few exhibits... I'm at a loss what to do now! I can't exactly be planning summer holiday activities and such like when I might not be here!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 09:12

LG: enjoy that break! Sometimes time to think it most definitely needed. I always think of my brain as a sponge; sometimes I need to rest it and let a little bit of knowledge leak out before I can absorb anything new.

Well I'm now sat in my cupboard / office / mostly a cupboard looking at all the things I have purchased to do my job: I'm not entirely sure where I am going to put it all if / when I leave!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 06:34

Morning Dove!

Just enjoying a tea in bed made from an electric kettle having been woken up by my electric sun rise lamp.

Work beckons and along with it the fun task of hunting for a new place of employment.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 18:31

Hi Plant Maiden!

Pottie; I really hope your robin copes. Hopefully you can do a little to give her a helping hand too.

 DD: epically huge congratulations!!

Guess who has electricity and no longer has to charge her phone in the car on the way to work.

Is chinese celery root edible?

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 07:01

That is a beautiful set up you have!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 06:59

Morning All!

Back to work today; My bruised knees are starting to recover after Wednesday's ice skating trip but the bruising on my arm is coming up nicely (from manhandling the dog at the vets). Good job I can keep everything covered else I'd look like a woman who came first in a fight.

HOPEFULLY we will have electricity after today in the house. I've rather gotten used to not relying on lights to navigate and can make a cracking meal with only my head torch to guide me.

Right; to work!

If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 06:50

I have to send the message as soon as I think about it as sometimes no matter how important it is I'm the one that will forget.

Technology for me is such a life saver!

Spotted on a walk

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:57

I think so; I have similar in the garden. I won see how it got there.

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