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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 06:53

Morning all. 

Just had to send a message to my partner (in Japan) to let him know about Manchester as some of his work collegues live there. Not the nicest of good morning / afternoon messages but he is optimistic that they are all safe.

When I go to work today I will be investigating what protocol we have for such incidents (we're only 55 miles from Manchester). We will be prepared to do what we can to help others. 

Keep safe everyone; who knows what today will bring us. Hopefully cake.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 17:55

Oh Christ.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 17:52

Oh; it's also World Environment day. Not sure how I can squeeze that in to our session of burning things!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 17:51

No wages here; no surprise!

Tonight I'm getting scouts to set fire to things, make me a birthday cake, roast their own hot dogs, and convince their parents that it was all okay as they are healthily by consuming bananas (covered in copious chicolate)

oh; and make some ice cream.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:38

(No sign of the post arriving yet so can't play the will he have paid game).

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:37

That's disgusting LG. I'd be throwing emails off to anyone who would listen; MPs and press included. It may not be for millions but that doesnt ignore the fact that they have broken the terms of your (legally binding) contract. 

Creating a truly mosquito free pond

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:34

As an aside; I create a formal pond with high sides impractical edges that are not really easy for frogs to climb in or out, moving water (a gentle trickle more than a full on fountain), added fish and...

Not only do the frogs breed there but it is rare to NOT see one hanging out in the edges.

Don't worry about perfection when it comes to wildlife. I don't think they've read the manual :)

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:20

LG; you need to start shouting and shouting LOUD.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 14:19

Afternoon all. 22'C and rising so I've had to bring the hound inside to cool off otherwise I think he'd start to cook.

I've started a little project reusing some things I used to use for work. The plastic tubs can be rotated as required to enable harvests of cut again plants to rest. It's sat in the greenhouse right now but in the summer can sit by the kitchen door.

The bottom tray shows you the lids that have a hole in. I'm hoping they might have a propagator effect in the cooler months.

The small pots in the middle are for coastal errosion! Because the trays are slanted I water them through the pot which stops the soil moving. To ensure it's watered evenly I can rotate them as required. That will help ensure thry all get plenty of light / shade too.

Well that's the theory anyway! 

Completely had enough of cats now!

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 09:02

I think if a cat can get in chances are a fox could too. They are remarkably agile. The amount of damage you're describing seems excessive even for an army of arse-hole cats.

Have you tried putting gripper rods on the walls to stop them walking over them? I'm sure you can buy specialised ones as anti cat / thief deterrents like these...

(Just the first company I found in google: I have no opinions on the quality of the company).

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