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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:16
Hostafan1 says:

Is it my imagination, or are we getting a lot of " I've got this problem, what can I do with it? I've got no money and can't do any of the work " kinda topics?

We  have many skills, but I'm unaware of anyone with a magic wand.

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 its summer and suddenly people are discovering this unused space on their property. Happens every year!

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:11

I got a cheap bed sheet and tied it to the roof for shading one year! Rolled up and put in the bin when no longer required!

Where have my bluebells Gone?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 14:02

Brilliant news!

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 12:13

Oh: and for your rusty slabs. Remember if you can't get it off like any teenager that spilt a drink on the sofa; you can always flip them over!

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 12:13

First things first is patience; something you will learn as you get more experience and something we have all fallen victim of.

Leave it AT LEAST two weeks, longer if you can, and aerate it with a garden fork. Then get some grass seed  and lightly sprinkle it over the lawn. Don't be tempted to think the more the better it is often best to apply lightly and reapply a month later if you have bare areas. DO NOT ADD FERTILISER; the grass will be too young to cope with it (think feeding a baby the protein powders muscle builders at the gym use after a work out) and the ground will be well fed already. If you have a lot if birds in the garden lightly sprinkle compost over the seeds to stop the birds eating all the seeds.

Now the hard part; while this grass is establishing itself you need to do everything you can to not walk on it; that includes children playing and dogs. Annoying being that it's summer but the lawn will reward you if you do.

Lightly water with a sprinkler every night if you don't get rain.

The first time you cut it, if you have an adjustable lawn mower use the highest setting.

Don't expect quick results. At best you're looking at eight - twelve weeks. But it'll be worth it.

Good luck!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:58

Oh Dove your partner is an absolute sweetheart!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:59
Lily Pilly says:

Clari dogs dont usually like travelling in a roof box ☚ī¸

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 Ha ha! I meant the roof box for our stuff. We never travel light; and its usually all stuff for the hound. Dogs always travel securely in the boot or occasionally the back seat.

Grumpy has had 9 hours sleep, bacon, and installed himself on the confortable chair. It's looking like a grey day today.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:14

Lily: no other dog yet but my partner keeps bringing it up as a possibility as Reggie really enjoys other dogs company; much more than he does people's company. Reggie isn't so much scared by the thunder as so on the defence to protect you. Prolonged bombardment does stress him out and with his delicate stomach this usually results in at best epic dog gas at worst his bum leaves brown paintwork all over the wall.

Ob; TWO dogs can travel comfortably in my car (so long as I don't want luggage), and two dogs and luggage travel in my beloved truck. His lordship is getting a new car so we can choose one that will either do everything we need or at least take a roof box.

His lordship safely showered and fed has been put to bed with fresh sheets after 23 hours awake. I'll not remind him of his lack of empathy when I was doing 36+ hours awake when I did a scout camp! We'll see how long his body clock can keep him asleep (in Japan he would be getting up in a couple of hours).

He's not told me much of Japan but already I want to visit.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 16:10

Sweet dreams Pat.

I'm off shortly to collect his lordship from the train station. Looks like we've dodged the worst of the storms so far but it's looking set in now. Means I daren't leave puppy on his own in case it strikes while I'm gone as that wouldn't be fair on him. Unfortunately for his lordship so that I've space for the dog and his luggage I'm going to have to take the loud uncomfortable slow truck! Oh well.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 13:09

11?! Gosh Lizzie!! Glad she arrived safely, I hope mum is doing okay.

Has the sun come over to you Dove? It's just gone dark here; very wind and warm mind so I'm hanging on bringing everything back in til the last minute!

His lordship is back in the country. Sadly with all that s gone on I worry more for his final stretch of the journey than ever I did while he was 10,000 miles away. BA computer system going down certainly hasn't helped. I do feel for all those families going away for the half term to be effectively stranded at the airports the staff unable to do anything.

I'm declaring it too warm to iron shirts, so if he asks tell him I only washed them today and gosh they dried quickly ;)

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