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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 15:20

I shouldn't even imagine the thoughts of a million people will even be mentioned to Trump.

Its starting to get cold. Silly me not to remember to bring three pairs of socks. Two is simply not enough!

A friend in museum land just sent me a message asking if I had a lone worker agreement. Oh how silly! I don't even have a contract why would something designed to ensure my safety be even a tiny thought in the bosses, or trustees minds. 

There must be a fun new job out there for me somewhere. I just wish I knew where. Knowing my luck it'll be in the back end of the highlands!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 13:01
Dovefromabove says:

Clari - OH says sit in the fire engine cab, go Brmm Brmm and Ding Ding a lot and sing the Pugh Pugh Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub song ... 

Last edited: 30 January 2017 12:19:50

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 You mean like a normal day?!

I'm not going to have a rant about the almighty mess a volunteer has caused simply due to the fact that we have a few of them that forget they don't have the power to confirm details.

I'm not going to rant.

I wont.

I may however abuse the hot chocolate machine.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 10:34
Hostafan1 says:

this made me laugh.

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 It is just a shame that the government have already dismissed it. The whole "will of the people" only seems to work when "the people" have been steered into an appropriate way of thinking that the government are comfortable with.

I am now at work. It is cold. I am all alone until 16:00 when a volunteer joins me ready for this evenings visitors. I have already run around touching the DO NOT TOUCH signs. What to do next?! 

Removal of hedge for veg...?

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 10:27

For something of that size I would be inclined to see what a reputable gardener would charge to cut it down: it might actually prove to be much less than you think and when you factor in the size of a skip (not to mention the back ache digging out the roots unless you want a raised vegetable patch which will reduce the amount of roots you need to dig out slightly) you'd need to hire get rid of that.

I only write this because we struggled cutting down some hedges, every other week for months the green bin is filled in the hope that eventually there would be nothing less to cut (FOR MONTHS). Then a neighbour told me that their gardener friend only charged £100 to cut down and dispose a huge mess of overgrown bushes giving them the instant effect they longed for (and the garden ready in time for summer!)

Good luck with your adventures!

Screening plants in pots

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 10:23

For a plant that you want to grow 10 - 12 ft will you be expecting it to stay in a pot or have you the space to plant it in the ground? 

Water or bog iris

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 07:12

White Ladies or Her Highness are both iris that are white. I believe there are more but I've not had enough tea to be able to think of the names right now.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 07:07

Oh MU I'm so sorry to hear about your cat.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 07:05

Topbird; safe travels! I'd love to tour Scotland.

Ob; we had the plaster dust when we stripped the plaster from the whole house (4 skips worth). I'm hoping when they put the plaster back on (board and skim) it won't be too bad. Truth be told I'm not expecting the house to be clean til next winter.

Cooking last night I realised... it's so cold in the kitchen that my blended oils have separated! According to the label this happens below 7'C. Well it's been 2'C in there several mornings. This explains why my aloe vera looks so very sad. I'm going to make a small greenhouse for it and hope that it survives and recovers.

Today's day time visitors to the museum have cancelled so I have the building to myself until the evening group arrive (we're closed to the public today). Time for some serious scrubbing to get my education equipment sparkling again.

How can I redesign my garden

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 15:13

Sandra; don't be scared of marking out ideas on the grass / soil with a paint spray can. It's such an easy way of making sure what you have in mind will fit the space you have before you start digging.

It also lets you live with the idea for a while so you can think it through.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 15:06

Afternoon all: Reggie and I went for a 7 mile walk with our friend Frank (another rescue dog who is learning how to be a GOOD BOY) this morning. Started very frosty; got quite muddy!

Fortunately I didn't go arse over elbow but only just! Reggie was treated to a surprise bath on our return (oh the betrayal!) and we're now resting on the bed while his lordship cuts the last of the brickwork out for the wiring.

Having spent all day yesterday cleaning the kitchen tonight will involve... cleaning brick dust from the kitchen. Hopefully this week I can clean the whole house as the last of the messy jobs should be done.

I was thinking earlier that I must get your chilli seeds out ready for sowing. It has been a stark reminder looking at the empty isles in Aldi that there are some fruit and vegetables we can grow so easily at home that perhaps we really ought try too. Because at least then we know where our next meal is coming from.

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