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Watering tiny indoor plant pots: a solution!

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 12:13

That is such an elaborate oil can!

Watering tiny indoor plant pots: a solution!

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 11:31

Now for various reasons I am not the most delicate of people. I stumble, I fumble, and when watering my indoor plant pots I often splash and spill. The smaller the pot the worse the mess.

So look what clever idea I thought up to water my tiny cactus plant pots. The humble, available from all chemists, beloved by parents with young children, syringe.


Easy to use, makes it harder to over water, and mess free! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 10:48

Ob; you'd think he would be too tired to notice a speck of dust (or even too excited at seeing the dog again... oh and me) but unfortunately when he gets tired (and I imagine tomorrow will be a full day of grumping around the house) he gets a proper grump on and comments on everything.

Giving him a mop however just causes more trouble.

Wonky; take wet wipes with you so that you can clean yourself off and reapply sun cream throughout the day. Bonus if you pop them in the freezer for an hour before you leave for work they'll keep you nice and cool! I always do this when I go out for the day; even make them a little extra moist before freezing sometimes. They keep my drinks bottle cool and feel so nice on hit sweaty bits! 

The rain has arrived .... and promptly disappeared again. Can't decide whether to risk the laundry outside or nip to Doves!

Hmm... Dove does have cake...

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 07:40

Morning Dove! How is everything feeling? Not too sore I hope. Thank goodness for technology to keep your mind occupied when your body can't.

Morning Bushman! Didn't see you sneak in there.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 07:38

Morning all. Just enjoying a mug of tea in bed then I really need to crack on with some house work before it gets too warm.

His lordship got on the plane at 01:00 this morning so I'm guessing a clear path to the shower and then bed for sleep is all he'll need.

Punkdoc; I am finding snails all over the place right now. Evidently all the frogs that live in the garden must be vegan. 

You've just prompted me to check the weather report! I knew we were expecting showers later on but it's been upgraded to thunderstorms (and at a completely different time to when they said it would rain). I'd better rethink my plans to have a big washing session! That'll teach me to save it all for the one day a week I get free electricity with my smart meter (Hosta would be proud; but still won't be using a tumble dryer though!)

Have a lovely day everyone.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 22:39

Dove when you're mended can you send him over here? It was beans and toast tonight! I just can never be bothered to cook something interesting when I'm on my own.

His lordship will be checking in around now but won't reach Yorkshire until 17:00 tomorrow. I don't envy that journey! Hopefully I will be woken up bright and early to make sure the house looks lovely. It at least looks tidy.

Suggestions for themed flowers

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 18:44

Thank you everyone for your ideas; I'm heading off to Google now to look at them all (I am useless at plant names at the best of times!)

Suggestions for themed flowers

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:01

As you are aware I'm now in new employment and am dragging through changes like you wouldn't believe.

ONE of the changes we want to implement is making the building a little more friendly looking as well as (politely) drawing attention to the very fact that we are there.

In the past they had flower pots but these were eventually left unwatered, neglected, you know how it goes. But the idea did work so I'm willing to try it again.

Due to security these plants will be in pots that will be fixed to a railing can brought in each evening so the plants can't get too large, they must be able to tolerate a fair amount of sun in the summer as my gosh does our front door get warm!

I'm happy to replace the pots on a regular basis to allow for seasonal changes as it'll help add interest. They'll come home with me to rest and recuperate!

Ideally they would also compliment our branded colours of green, white, and purple.

Has anyone got any Suggestions? I only tend to look at plants for their ability to be eaten so for purely beauty I'm a little lost.

So far I have

- chives (nice purple flowers, easy to care for, can be cut and come again for longevity, I just happen to have plenty in the garden)

- lavender (likes the sun, won't mind when we forget to water it)

- rosemary (looks good all year round, symbolically linked to memory; a nice touch when working wirh older people)

Last edited: 26 May 2017 16:08:10

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 15:49

Hosta I really don't know what to say the level of laziness some people have destroys me.

Unfortunately expect your bill to go up even further now as I fear they will have the kind of mentality that sits right next to "well I paid for it so I'll use it".

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 14:06
Dovefromabove says:

Just had a thought ...... could we employ Pdoc as our Gardening Emergency Doc?!  What with LilyP, me, Hosta and the other afflicted ones, we could probably keep him busy 

See original post

 Busy? He's have to employ a receptionist! 

Oh Dove what a mess you've made; drink plenty of milk that's what the rugby players say! 

It's 24'C in the office and I'm about done in reading policies and documents.

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