David Matthews2

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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...].

Neighbour cut beech hedge back hard

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:49

This is what happens when you plant a beech 'hedge' ...and then leave it alone for about 30 years!!

[It was a 'tied' cottage that I lived in from 1977 > 1988]. New occupants obviously thought it ok to 'leave it a while' before topping it?

barbed wire plant

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 21:19

Duchess: I bought similarly at Lidl PD two weeks ago, so Fidgetbones id link is spot-on. I've planted them outside in a deeply-dug shady border to complement young heathers, pansies, violas & a few 'mature' primroses & small, well-behaved ferns as a backdrop. *btw; there is the little matter of an 8' high limestone wall just to the south side, hence the 'shady' position!!

Assistant Undergardener "Robby Robin" checking that each plant is properly 'firmed up' in the newly-planted bed!!

Pembrokeshire coastal villages

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 20:35

Colby Woodland Gardens (managed by National Trust). Well worth a visit at almost any time of year - Oct half-term break beckons - but don't forget February ht is also good as the gardens are very sheltered & come into bloom very early on in Spring!!

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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