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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 15:40

Keep safe Obelix!

Careful with all this house werk Dove; I don't want other people getting ideas else I'll be expected to get involved...

... only I have plaster dust on the windowsill yet no plaster on the walls!

Good news however: the builder is starting next week. I'm not going to say the date because he seemed a little bit erm and urm with the actual starting date so I'm mentally allowing a two day spot of flexibility. This is for the construction side of the project. Then we have the electrics, the plastering, and the decorating.

Still... shall we narrow it down to THIS side of Christmas?

Oh the plumbing don't forget the plumbing.

Home again early. Because once again we don't have internet at work which is rather a problem when you NEED to do half a dozen emails!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 06:37

Morning all!

Totaly overgrown

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:06

Oh Solent! Your garden could be full of knotweed I'd still have envy. Look at that beautiful greenhouse!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:53

Well done Wonky!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:58

Oh Ob that is beautiful!!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:14

Joyce the Christ mas stuff has been out for a while here. Mince Pies are already going out of date.

I'm not a grinch, and do enjoy the festive holidays. But I enjoy them in December. Preferably after the 5th December so we've gotten all the family birthdays out of the way.

Should we be placing bets on how far my house will be habitable come Christmas? Winner gets a year old Christmas Pudding I found the other day in the cupboard! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 15:06

Liri: I wouldn't worry about clothes not fitting midgets with big boobs. They don't fit 31 year olds who are 5ft 9in size 12 super long legged with good birthing hips and big boobies.

Must be something about boobs that gets designers in a muddle. That must be why men never seem to have the whole clothes problem.

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:38

Maybe I am being a little blinded by my ear infection but... it doesn't make it clear what happens to the tea bag. As in it doesn't actually state that the bag will disappear. Only that you've effectively buried the problem.

Worm shortage

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:30

Don't add worms if there is nothing to tempt them there in the first place. There will be good reasons as to why your worm count was so low. 

1. Water logged. Worms need to breath. If you have a heavy compacted clay that is saturated they will have retreated to safer ground. Adding more worms at this point just creates a worm graveyard and a hole in your wallet.

2. Its too hot. Worms of course don't like to bake. If you dug over on a hot day they will have retreated deeper for some where cooler.

3. Too dry. Although they don't like wet feet they don't like it too dry either.

4. There is nothing there to tempt the worms. Like us we don't hang around an empty shop or closed restaurant. Dig in some well rotted compost, some mature rotted horse manure, (to both the lawn area and planting area). Make it a place the worms will WANT to come. And they WILL come. Eventually. Little worms travel at 27 feet per hour and bigger ones can hit 240 feet an hour but the best bit of all is that you don't need to keep digging the soil to check for them. The worms will create a balance that best suits your environment.

Your rural location makes little difference to a worm, neither will the wall (since they travel underground). What you need to do is transform the area to tempt them in.

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:20

I've heard of these bags that mesh the plant roots. Unfortunately everything I've heard is to make sure you take said bags off before you plant them as they don't fall to bits as much as you expect.

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