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Frog spawn?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 21:43

Algae and bubbles I'm afraid. But fingers crossed for next spring.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 21:40

Lantana; it feels optimistic! There is still much destruction to go.

Sweet dreams all!

Clay lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 19:07

Where in the world do you live Amlum? There's really no need to water a lawn unless you're in the driest of areas and the lawn is actually dying and you're getting rain for weeks or months during summer.

Ours (Yorkshire; UK) is never watered unless it's been treated with a feed. It sorts itself out; I like to think that the roots are forced to go deeper resulting in better growth when they are made to search for water.

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:45

DD; brilliant news about the first step to your future! This chap seems a very good person to have on your side.

As for your eye: I had a real shiner appear one morning. My boss pulled me into a meeting wanting to know if I'd been in a fight (and wanted to know who won) and if I was okay. I still have no idea what caused it but it took ages to go down. Perhaps a cool compress when you can to help soothe things?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:41
1Runnybeak1 says:

CLARI.    Have you thought of having a really nice wooden floor and lots of rugs that you could wash.   It will be cosy with ...

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 Afternoon Runny. Thanks for your suggestion. We're actually planning bamboo floor in the lounge and tiles in the kitchen and hallway so there will definately be a rug in the lounge for cosiness. For the bedroom and upstairs however his lordship wants carpet. It will I hope help keep the room warm; because now we have a smart meter where it tells you straight away how much money you're spending that heating is staying off for as long as possible!!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:09
Obelixx says:

Something for Clari - 

Maybe a spot of OH training too.........

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 😂 Oh that's brilliant! Reggie definately will be made to sit and watch this! I mean he lounges around while we're at work.. why isn't he taking a duster near my valuables?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 16:32

It may only be 9'C here but in the summer shine it is lovely and warm.

In the breezy showers however it feels as though it's not much above freezing.

I am awaiting a man to come and quote for carpets. I'm hoping he'll fall for the "Oh I've just gotten in" woolen bobble hat, thick boots (with thick socks), and gilet covering a hot water bottle in my hoody pocket). Can't pop the heating on!

Square foot gardening - crop rotation?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:47

Rotation is all about protecting your crops from disease and avoiding soil depletion of essential nutrients. I'm not experienced enough to know about how far a disease could spread in soil but I'd be tempted to move them to another square anyway. It certainly can't do any harm.

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:43

I get the feeling that is the kind of garden you could really loose yourself in. Thank you for sharing Dove!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:40

Happy anniversary Fidgets!!

Enjoying a lazy morning here then we're off to Lady Bowers for a walk. I've wanted to go for ages but we never seem to get a day off together (his lordship is happy for the hound and I to go on our own but... well if I spend all my time with the dog my sanity might be at risk). 

The DIY can wait... at least until this afternoon when we have the carpet man coming to give us quotes.

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