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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 07:30

Morning all. Boss is off today - poor devil caught my cold! Hoping he recovers soon I need his help with my many many projects. I have a day off on Sunday AND Monday! Two days off is like a mini holiday!  Shame I wont be finishing work til 03:00 on Sunday morning though. Hoping the weather is going to be good my poor garden is so neglected

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:09

I'm in South Yorkshire and am drying chillies threaded on string just hanging in the kitchen window. It seems to be working! (I've others in white wine vinegar and more straight in the freezer).

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 19:45

I'm trying (on top of work, decorating, generally being awesome) to create a rather overly ambitious gift for grandfathers special birthday. For part of it I would love to sew in a special quote about gardening (one of his favourite hobbies alongside photography) but I really can't find anything.

 

So I thought I would sneak on here (sssh I'm meant to be cooking) and find some inspiration from my wonderful friends on here. Do you have a favourite quote that sums up the pleasure you find in the garden? 

Thank you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 07:34

Morning all! 

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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 07:42

Hmm... that might work Bekkie! We emptied 400 gallons of water with the brownies the other week I'm sure setting it on sprinkler system above the door might be a start. Just bleaching the museum top to bottom with sheep dip style turntables to keep sticky fingers to a minimum would be a start.

Sleep is all I'm doing when I get home at the moment! Will definitely have to get something - I've been spoilt with years in a small office!

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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 07:31

Morning all! Dove - the plum tree will eventually (its on the to do list!) be inside the chicken run so I'll dig the grass around it and get some feed in there to start building it up - or it hibernating now and I'm best not disturbing it?

Hope you all have a great day! On my second cold in a month - not great when I have to talk all day. Anyone have any immune boosting tips? The public seem to love to wipe their germs all over the museum judging by the finger prints!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:19

No Gardengirl the van came straight from the local police force! Its a little too obvious to try and steal from anyone!!

We're hoping so Dove, its all fingers and thumbs out at the minute ready to relaunch the new education programme in November (hence why on my day off I'm STILL at the computer desk!) which I'm hoping will attract interested funding sources. If not I just hope we can find another way of pulling money in to keep my job safe!

Oh well. My poor plum tree has shed all its leaves and looks in an awful state now. I'm worried I should have pulled more of the plums off (took off 50% as soon as they appeared) do they exhaust themselves or is this just autumn kicking in? I'm hoping to get a day off soon (ha!) to go and collect horse muck from a local farm - if I dug it in around the tree and put the grass back on top would it benefit the tree at all?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:58

YvieStevie & Chicky - its going to be as is with a few more stickers to ensure everyone can tell that it is an educational vehicle and not still a riot van and then it is going to be used as part of our outreach programme to get to schools that can't come to us all across the UK (watch out Scotland!) and teach people fire safety (including practical demonstrations of how to get out of a smoke filled building) as well as the history of emergency services, basic first aid, why drugs are awful things and you need to say no, and hopefully in the future bringing in a retired police dog (need to research this further as it'll be coming home with me every day) to show students how animals help the emergency services.

You might have guessed - I'm a little excited by it! It's an amazing donation from the police service (its unfit for duty as we're having to repair it mechanically) and going to make a huge difference in how we can help younger people.

 

I can see the garden out the window, aside from getting the washing in and out that's all I'll be doing in the garden today. Its my day off so I'm sat on the computer writing up tour guides - its taking a lot longer than I thought!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:41

Still can't remember the garlic I wanted. Can anyone recommend a variety that will thrive in South Yorkshire? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:40

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Remember when I said I'd gotten a new company car? It's even got a meat wagon cage in the back!

 

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loved gardening quotes

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