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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 18:43

Bradford Centenary Square.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 13:37
Obelixx: glad you think seeds aren't plants. My no buying plants rule is getting rather tested!!
Lyn says:
Clarington says:

Current status.

I keep looking at seeds on seedsaholic; buying seeds doesn't break my no plants rule til the garden is done right?

Has anyone has opinion on the company? Should I avoid them?

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 I always buy from either that one or Premier seed Direct and Just seed.

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 Cheers Lyn! I'll look at those too. Obviously for educational purposes not at all intending to spend ...... Oooh.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 07:57

Current status.

I keep looking at seeds on seedsaholic; buying seeds doesn't break my no plants rule til the garden is done right?

Has anyone has opinion on the company? Should I avoid them?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 21:20

Retired to bed at 21:15.

The sign of a successful (hard work) camp at the museum! I'm not sure my ear drums ever will be the same.

Lots to say but so little energy.

Keep safe everyone.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:31

Having a peaceful (well mostly) few minutes inbetween finishing scrubbing the museum and the scouts arriving. The coffee shop smells of pie and mushy peas which is at least a good sign that supper is cooking!

What are you planning for around the extension Fairy?

Brown items in compost

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:04

Tiny pieces? Hell my cardboard boxes are thrown in whatever size pieces the dog presents to me after he's finished playing with the box. Don't be so delicate with your compost bin: just throw it in!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:32

Oh hell Lesley that doesn't sound good! I hope you're not in too much pain.

Lily feeling... well stable in the fatigue at least! I wish I had enough energy to keep up with all the things I need to do. Fortunately with the nursery and scout groups you get dragged along and at least sleep well on the trusty camp bed!

I really hope your friend gets the help they need. It's horrid to think the system is so overstretched.

I don't really notice Hollie around the forum Verdon so can't comment on what they're like but it's such a shame that just as we start to settle and relax after the drama from the forum change and get ready (sorry Pat) to enjoy our summer gardens at their best that someone is so fixated on little nothing special you that they'd rather waste their time on the keyboard fighting than battling the much more serious SLUG INVASION

SERIOUSLY the damn things are everywhere!!

Right; tea drank (Thank you Dove) I'd best get to work!

Can you have too many fruiting shrubs/trees?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:09

The first question is of course; do you like the fruit you're planting? If not unless it's for the wildlife consider planting something you and your family will actually eat.

Personally I think the more the better choice; but pick carefully to try and spread out your season rather than have a harvest that lasts three weeks but puts you off blackberries for life.

I have a pear tree, plum tree, rhubarb, red currants, blackberries, strawberries, more herbs than I ever care to cook with... and plans for a vegetable garden that will be host to a LOT more. For me I'd fill ever square inch with fruit and vegetables. But that could just be the Yorkshire value for money talking!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:00

Tea please Dove!

I've another scout camp at the museum tonight. Only 15 of them (plus leaders) which will be a nice cosy group. Just need to survive the rather more busy nursery group coming in first!

Oh and get the vintage ambulance ready for Bradford next week! It's roadworks the whole way up; I am not looking forward to the commute!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 06:57

Flowers; congratulations on the great news!!

My mother called last night; she and future mother in law are coming up to see me on Monday (my birthday and normally my day off)... trouble is I'd agreed that afternoon to work in Bradford on Monday. That's me in trouble then...  If anyone in Bradford wants to come and meet me on my birthday I'll find out where I'm meant to be!

Still you may be hearing some exciting news on the job front so keep your fingers crossed.

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