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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 09:03

Hosta: I've always found it ridiculous that the rules state, Normally, a 20 minute break for six hours worked but never have a rolling 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 07:17

I got the garden mostly sorted for autumn yesterday while my darling partner decided Sunday afternoon a are the ideal time for laying floors in the lounge. It looks brilliant and just needs finishing off. Both dogs seem to approve though our guest so was tired she missed out on our rather later than planned (all sofas etc. We're piled in to the kitchen) roast dinner! I've never seen her not wake up for food before. She seems to be navigating the house fine and has picked a route around the garden too which is quite comical.

As an experiment this year I tried growing tomatoes both inside and out; didn't get a single tomato from my outdoor plants successfully turn red. I did seem to do really well at growing slugs this year however. For the amount of frogs we have you'd think slugs would be no problem but they have been rather lacking in their duties.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 07:11

Pat: I tried to post yesterday but it wouldn't let me. I was so glad when I heard your OH was safe. Having worked with the fire service (and heard many tales) I have too many potential scenarios in my head I couldn't rest easy.


Homemade Chilli Oil

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 13:16

I do it the way Dove has linked too. Very simple method.

removing "weedproof" membrane

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 13:14

I removed some horrid membrane in the summer: try to cut it into chunks with a sharp spade to help lift manageable sections at a time. Then it's just lots of time.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 07:58

Pat I hope the wind dies down soon. Last thing you need when fighting a fire :(

I had a restless night: unfortunately my stomach threw a tantrum but at least I was able to make sure my guest slept soundly. She did: no surprises she's amazingly laid back unless there is the slightest hint there might be food around then she's a pacing excited wreck!

I've tried to upload a photo for you but it won't let me even on a very low quality.

His lordship intends on fitting the lounge floor today; wish me luck! I might take the hounds to go for a c a r ride to hunt some Christmas bulbs.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 17:21

Oh Pat what a misguided farmer and what a horrific scar on the landscape for the wildlife.

Well done to your OH and his team. I hope everything is suitably dampened down very soon.

Our house guest has arrived and is currently stretched out on the rug; two dogs certainly increases trip hazard issues especially in the kitchen when you get near the pantry / dehydrator / fridge / any cupboard that looks like it might contain food. Apparently she can't eat lamb so tomorrow's roast will be pork based; spoilt much?!

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 10:15
Hostafan1 says:

TWO loads of washing in the machines. 


Us chaps just don't make a fuss about it. 

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 You're just showing off. I won't let you know how many loads I've had on the go so far. I don't want to be seen to be smug.

Mixing compost and manure

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 08:30

Caroline; my mother's garden is clay. My god mother owns a horse. Annually we load around four tons worth of well rotted manure into my truck and deposit it over the garden in a chuck it on top and leave it too it.

If you get a few good frosts over winter it breaks up really well.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 08:24
plant pauper says:

Morning all. My blackbirds cleared my Rowans weeks ago and now the tallest one is flowering again.

Did I miss something?   Is it next year?

Where are my Christmas and birthday presents?!?!?! 

Enjoy your Saturday.

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 Plant; my strawberries are on their third season. It's tasty but... does feel a little odd.

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