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Lawn plastic mesh reinforcement

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 06:55

II am following this with interest; like yours Farmer our lawn takes quite the battering over winter with the hound using it as a race track.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 06:53

Wonderful to see happy bees Pat!

I've just popped up a thread for March. But my phone won't let me provide links right now, I'm sure you'll be able to find it easily though!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 06:50

Pinch punch first of the month! I can't believe it's March already!

Link to February thead:

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:28

Ob: I already have a sleeping bag and fold up bed in my office. Perhaps a quick nap wouldn't be so bad. Surely the scouts don't really need me once I've opened the door and let them in?

Dove: the plasterers biscuits have already been purchased and the tea caddy is well stocked! Hilariously they've better supplies than we have as I'm trying to drain the fridge and freezer so that it will be light enough to wiggle around as required.

Earth Kids

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:15

Hi Earth Kids.

Did you read the terms and conditions of this forum which clearly states that advertising needs to be agreed with the owners of the website? Only I hate to have to report your post and have it deleted so that no one gets to enjoy your "enthusiastic" post (I thought I could waffle on) because of your lack of attention.

Here's hoping the forum owners gave you permission and that once you have gotten your hands on all the freebies you so desperately seem to need you stick around and contribute rather than treat our generosity like a cash cow.

I'll be sure to mention you.

Lady Clarington (women garden too!)

Last edited: 28 February 2017 17:17:52

Will tomato's grow in cool temperatures?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:11

Wheelies: definitely hang on a bit! I've tried growing tomatoes early but even with artificial heat they don't get the light to need and I found that the early efforts were awful needing constant attention and producing a limited fruit in comparison the ones I threw in last minute and generally ignored until the leafs wilted. They grow so quickly they soon catch up.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:08

Glad you enjoyed the exhibition Dove. I've just measured my desk. Now if I can reinforce the legs I have the perfect bed. Well... not exactly perfect but it is at least warmer than the bed in the police cells!

Now "home alone" in the museum until a volunteer arrives at 18:00 to join me on tonights scout visit. I am definitely starting to feel a little scouted out. Still have Saturdays visit to a local museum (not mine) to get through with my group yet. I am hoping they are going to impress me. Or at least.... not break anything?

The traffic outside is awful. I did think about wandering up into town (I need a new pair of sturdy boots that I can wear all day) but the weather is grim and my little heater is doing its best so I best not act ungrateful for its efforts.

Still its not snowing yet so that's something.

Would it be wrong to try and order a take away? I'm not entirely sure what there is I can actually eat due to my delicate belly but there is a brilliant Chinese restaurant on the other side of Sheffield that caters for... oh wait. With the traffic this bad I'm not sure they'd make it here before things had started to do that dubious level of cold.

Positive things however! My aloe vera that lives in this office is starting to look much better now it has the radiator in here at least keeping the frost off. Still very spindly but being an aloe I don't know how you give it any TLC. Don't they dislike feeding? Perhaps a jumper might work?


The plasterer is starting on Saturday!! 

Cactus Display.

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:00

Aym: my deepest apologies I didn't see your message til just now! The home improvements are starting to take shape (yayyy!!!!) The plasterboard goes on this weekend and is skimmed the week after. After that it'll be a month of drying and painting before the central heating goes back in and we'll be warm again! Mind you come April maybe we'll be warm anyway. Have they started predicting an Indian summer yet? Surely they normally start around now.

As for paranormal. I work in a (very) haunted building. Things are often "being moved" (never a sweeping brush or mop or duster for some reason which is just damned unfair) but I don't think its anyone that has followed me home! 

Hogweed: I'll try and get a picture with something to give you an idea of sizing. Right now they're all holed up in an ice cream tub because having followed Joyces advice and looked on Pintrest I keep changing my mind as to what I want!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 11:48

Hosta: I used to love watching my godfathers bee hives. They are such busy areas yet always seem so well organised. I hope your area is suitable, not least because it'll be interesting to see how the garden performs with added interest!

Stopped for lunch. Technically hiding in my cupboard with a full bladder and need for a piping hot tea. But I needed to peace and quiet. Daylight hours are foundation stage today and always tiring. Tomorrow at least I only have the one group and a cold to contend with.

I really need a bed in this cupboard. I mean aside from spending so much time here I may as well have somewhere decent to sleep but right now a nap sounds ideal!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:12

Have you heard that free range hens are now loosing their status? I do feel for the farmers. The government say some will be able to let the hens outside but would you want to risk it?

Very cold out there today and I'll be at the museum til late with a scout group visiting so it's a definate digging out of the thermals also kind of day. On Saturday my scout group are out on a trip; I think I'll be overdosed on scouts by then!!

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