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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:47

Must be something in the water I had a frock on earlier!  Took it off (put troosers on!!!) As its impossible to gracefully decant out of the Landy in a dress.

All the talk of proper Sunday dinners I have such envy! Not sure what we'll be having tonight til his lordship arrives and I find out how much junk food he's put away on his chaps weekend - he might be on celery! 

Lots of flies (okay - two big fat ones) keep buzzing around the house. I've cleared all the dead bodies away but if anyone knows of a natural way to deter them I'd be very grateful!!

OL expect a pm from me when they start working again x

Gardeners World Lavender

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:28

OL I've had a couple die but they weren't in the best of shape when thry arrived. The rest seem fine however.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:44

23'C and rising rapidly here - my trowel was almost too hot to touch while potting up a couple of my bargain bin strawberries.  I'm not sure how my chillies are coping in the greenhouse its unbearable in there but they seem to love it.

Is it too early to take a nap?

Raspberries from seed

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:26

I planted strawberry seeds several years ago - from the little I can remember it was around February / March time (on the windowsill) and they took about a month before anything happened. I think they don't then produce fruit until the next year.

I'm afraid I can't remember what soil they wanted - just normal seedling soil I think. They can't have required anything like a propagator as I barely had central heating, 

Is there any particular variety you're wanting to grow? I only went for seeds as I was trying to find a variety closest to the tiny yet powerful berries I'd had in Norway. I suspect from what others have said for normal varieties its easiest to grow from a chunk of root.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:12

Morning all. I'm awake. Not sure why. My one chance for a proper lay in!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 00:14

A house up the road was caught by the earlier thunderstorm and went up in flames (fortunately they were out) so since the storm is back and so bright I don't need the lights on to potter about it seemed a good time to remind you to know your escape plans and test your smoke alarms!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:03

Oh. Storm has gone already its sunny again. Come back!!

 

Glad it went well Mrs. G! Must have been quite the luxurious salad.

Where's Mike?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:01

Mike - re your chapter four from your policing days. Please don't loose those chapters!  We at the National Emergency Services Museum are always wanting memories from those who have served to keep in our records and help preserve things to show visitors and school groups how things have changed!

(Can't ride a motorcycle myself - hell I can barely get my fathers off its stand!)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:56

Good decision KEF - the storm has just nipped by here and what a cracker! (I'm on the notepad thus safer from her surges). Doesn't look like it'll be staying long unfortunately. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:33

Can't tell if that's thunder or just the neighbours banging around. Looks like even we might get some more rain - hurrah! 

 

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