David Matthews2

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Bay plant

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 18:07

You ladies (Nut & Dove etc) certainly sound as if you know your onions, & your respective bays, laurels & poison plants!! I've two big 4m 'lollipops' in my garden & lots of youngsters in their own pots of various sizes, from 30cms up to 4ft [note bilinguality here in "Little England beyond Wales"  esp Southern Pembs part of W Wales]. Offers anyone [swaps preferred - cash is sooo uncool, doncha think?].

Urgently Looking for a Doll for indoor game!

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 17:54

Aunty Rach: AS they say  (somewhere in the world) -"there's more than one way to skin a camel, hippo, rhinoceropig.... etc). I've reached the stage of digitally photographing your earlier response 'dolly panel' & tracing the outline as salient features; hair, dress ruffles, shoes etc directly off the viewing panel of the camera - by scaling the degree of enlargement to match the actual panel on my base board the rest ie the artwork should be a doddle..ha! ha!. [your suggested methodology is simpler & may well serve initially, inc home printing , cutting out, ppppppasteing with Pritt, followed by a couple coats PVA/ varnish. Gotcha methodology right, I trust?]. *Watch this space for further developments by & by...Cheers!!

Urgently Looking for a Doll for indoor game!

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 19:48

Thanks folks for all your helpful comments - best 'tip' so far is from Aunty Rach with the "Doll" image exactly  portrayed in its rightful place: Brilliant! I'll probably be able to fabricate a 'facsimile' from 3-ply & paint a dolly-girl somewhat like the original (it won't be a Goya, but it will complete the set!!).

*Once complete, I'll post the ertzatz dollybird on this thread.....[other things may take priority in the immediate future as Christmastide is fast approaching!!].  

Urgently Looking for a Doll for indoor game!

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 21:11

The game was originally copyrighted (& produced) by G.T. Hayter & Co Ltd of Bournemouth. I'd settle for an image or tracing of the missing Doll piece. Ideally the actual piece might be available to purchase - or copy & return - honestly!! ? Maybe a museum has a set or knows more about the game's history?? Make my (& a little girl's Christmas extra special if you can help. Thanks in advance.

Jobs You Think Are Going to be Easy.

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 20:58

Doghouse Riley: I'm sure I & many other modern motorists 'share your pain' as the saying goes!! *btw: There's a certain refrain in the closing sequence of the film "Life of Brian" that comes to mind..... Enjoy the ride - the view may sometimes be less than perfect, but the alternative option is far less favourable..!

Always remember your Elf & Safety first...?

Show us yer baubles 2

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 16:53

I'm liking the eclectic *Scandiness etc of your tree, Aunty Rach. *We included overstuffed objets based on felted cutout patterns from the moment our (now 38 yo) son took an 'active' interest - he helped his mum stuff them with unused nappy liners!!

Show us yer baubles 2

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 22:14

Thank yous to Ladybird, Aym, Muddle-Up & others of their ilk. {btw: *The blue thing isn't a sparkly sock - it's a sidewayson (shop bought) tinselly star late of time from x & x, [like A & P but different spelling]}.

More pics some time soon (dv),with 2016 editions in course of fabrication....

Show us yer baubles 2

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 17:39

Indoor wreath 'cos Wintry winds do blow anything that's not nailed n' wired n' glued to the front door!! [ cf. Wizard of Oz or Gone with the Wind].

Everlasting Christmas tree (rescued from a skip outside a failed business circa 30 years ago. Lives in the attic/ bedroom FULLY adorned ( 'cept the electrics). Arrives in a flurry of dislodged baubles/ tiny bits of plastic foliage & takes pride of place in the front room/ street window area.

Nighttime is when the full effect can be best appeciated by all indoor & outdoor audiences.....and evermore shall/may it be so!!


Posted: 11/12/2016 at 17:12

Bravo!! I hope you get some snow/ deep frost  as ground cover to complete the scene!! Go! Go! Go!!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 20:27

Here's "Robbie Robin" - my apprentice Under Gardener. He inspects ALL my diggings & plantings to make sure that I'm doing it properly & to his entire satisfaction. [BirdieHSE would have a fit - he's generally less than 5 cms from my border fork tines/ trowel/ hoe...].

Discussions started by David Matthews2

Urgently Looking for a Doll for indoor game!

Attached photo shows the nature of my genuine need as game is incomplete by 1 crucial piece!! 
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Last Post: 16/12/2016 at 17:54

Clematis "Freckles" in flower so early??

Long-established plant coming into flower already - normally 'winter' flowering type.  
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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 19:54

Mystery Moth in garden foliage

Found deep in the shrub border (aka 'the jungle') - I've not seen the like before?? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 21:14

What should "Indigo Apple" tomatoes look like??

First time of growing this variety & it looks really odd - colour, shape & slow-to-ripen behaviour all weird!! 
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Last Post: 10/08/2016 at 19:28

Insect Hotels in Austria (revisited)

Update photos of previously posted 'deluxe' insect accommodation in Fuschl, Salzkammergut, Austria. 
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Last Post: 17/07/2016 at 11:15

Moth, myth or mithuss?

Recent visitor to my greenhouse 
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Last Post: 27/08/2016 at 21:19

I've got a luverly bunch of ? Definitely not coconuts!

So I've grown gourds this season & needing to know whether these are edible, or merely ornamental?? Positive information would be most welcome - before I poison aybody!! 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 19:03

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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