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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:02

Evening all.

I've just been informed that it's national orgasm day! Is there really a day for everything now?

Still; at least you'll all have big smiles on your faces ready for YORKSHIRE DAY tomorrow!  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 11:41

Hurrah for simple fixes!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 10:39

Hosta: I hadn't been born!!

It'll sound daft but I actually have breakdown cover with a company in Germany! They do european cover (including UK) which gives me better cover at hone and abroad for less than most UK companies wanted to charge me just for the UK all because I drive an "old car".

My old truck can be driven home without a clutch and is better maintained than most newer cars if my friends vehicle mishaps are anything to go by!

I've been trying to work out via many internet searches whether the balls on the roots of my elephant garlic are viable bulbs that given a few years will be big enough to add to meal.

Given up and plonked them in some compost! Seems one way to get an answer.

Sunflower Heads

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:43

I've got three sunflowers growing in  my garden that have fallen from the bird feeder. 

Two have one head; the other has six heads. 

No idea what the seed mix is as of course they were meant for eating but it's quite exciting to watch them form!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:40
Dovefromabove says:

Clari ((hugs)) have you been eating something best avoided?  

See original post

I think it's just my stomach condition flaring up again. I didn't have a fever (to think that maybe it was actually something bursting inside me) and I didn't have the normal headache that acts as an alarm bells to say I've eaten something I can't tolerate.

I don't feel ill to think it's a bug (although I'm not sure craving a rare steak and onion rings at 09:30 is entirely right!)

I've mopped the kitchen floor (tartare sauce to floor related incident while other half was making his lunch) now I'm trying to find receipes to use up the blackberry harvest that is now in full flow. 


Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:28

The BBC website might be a good place to start:

Also: if you know anyone who is happy to trapse around any local charity shops now would be an ideal time to look for old school books that students have donated. :) (Or try your local library).

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:06

PP: fear not I didn't have to resort to the outside loo! That's when you know things are bad; when you go for the room with a view! 

Hosta; my neighbours regular put all sorts down the drain. They really haven't learnt that

a) a t shirt, pair of pants, three socks, and a stuffed teddy really don't belong down there

b) they are on the lowest point of the line and so by the time we realise there's a problem their garden is being well fertilised. (And no they'll not take this as a hint to call the experts in themselves).

Make sure you get a report of what caused the blockage; it'll help you ensure the deposit is retained.

I keep looking on gumtree etc. but I have a very specific idea of what run I want. That said the future mother in law has her eyes on my coop so this might at least let me change my plans a little.

Aunty; good luck at the vets! Reggie (big scary German Shepherd) is (a complete wimp) a red flag at the vets as his fear has sharp teeth. 


Posted: 31/07/2017 at 07:24

Matt; I wasn't sure where best you could post that - site feedback would be an idea. Anyway I have "reported" your post which alerts the moderators of the forum (aka gardeners world staff) and asked them to read your comments so hopefully that'll work 

Ashley; I'm not having a great brain day today so forgive me if I do not make sense. What learning level are you at? GCSE? A level? University? If we know, in simplest of terms, what you're going to be capable of understanding, we can better point you in the right direction. I don't want to throw things at you that are either too simple or too advanced.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 07:18

Morning all.

Very nearly ended up in hospital yesterday when my stomach decided that it had been far too well behaved of late and flared up. It started off sore and swollen up like a balloon (honestly if you'd have given me a needle I'd have seriously considered popping it to reduce the pressure) to me riding the waves of pain with all sorts of was my appendix about to burst to what this a surprise pregnancy to being convinced someone had sliced me open to sell my organs on the internet.

Worst of all? As soon as the pain started to settle I was so hungry! As if my body thought after all that I was going to risk troffing down the huge fatty pizza and chips it craved. 

Fortunately I'm off work today so it'll be a gentle day of pottering; unfortunately I am struggling to find anywhere that specialises in the sales of chicken coops and bits that I could go to visit to draw up plans.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 08:27

Mods on a weekend?

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