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Is it too late to ...

Posted: Yesterday at 22:52

Plant it now - nice and deep. It'll be better in the ground than in a pot. 

I've been to Barnsdale today

Posted: Yesterday at 20:32

I thought of you and your outing today Nut, and was very envious - glad you had a lovely day - thanks for the photos 

Karcher free hose offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:58

It does say 'Hurry though offer limited whilst stocks last!' and  on the first page of the magazine it says "the first 3,000 to register this month ...".

All such offers are limited - that's real life - there's no implication anywhere that there's a free hose reel waiting for every subscriber - and if you were at work when the magazine arrived then that's just how things are - there have to be some perks to being so old you're called an OAP and  have cope on a limited income 

Your suggestion of charging more would be fine for those of you on a salary, but less fair for those of us on a pension.  Once again you can't please all the people all the time 

However, as my luck would have it this OAP was away visiting the in-laws when the GW magazine arrived - shall I have a whinge about the unfairness of life 

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Grey Soil

Posted: Yesterday at 17:47

Lavenderlass - is my memory correct that you garden in central Suffolk?  My family used to farm in that area and I well remember patches of clay, not just yellow ochre in colour but also 'blue clay'.  

Clay soils can be very fertile when improved - it will benefit from lots of organic matter, manure etc being incorporated 

Identify this please.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:40

Try to use rainwater for watering - azaleas don't do well if watered with hard tap water. 

Lawn mowing and wormcasts

Posted: Yesterday at 14:05

Only mow when the soil and grass is dry and rake the wormcasts or disperse them by sweeping with a broom or besom before mowing, otherwise you'll end up with muddy patches where weed seeds will happily germinate.

With any luck there will be besoms (witches' brooms ) going cheap after next weekend.

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

Update - our espaliered pear produced four pears this year - it's first year of fruiting.  One fruit on each of the four branches of the bottom two tiers.

Andy - I bought mine as a 'maiden' from here and have been very pleased with it.  I've bought all my fruit bushes/trees from them.  Just email them and tell them that you want to grow an espalier of whichever variety and they'll send you a suitable tree. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 12:36

Oh Busy ((hugs))   

Pat, I've also heard very good things from the FODMAP regime - hope it helps - and in the meantime, yes - let them do a bit for themselves - tell them you've had a migraine 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 11:50

Hello again -  I'm back from the city and waiting to hear from the garage re the MOT etc.  as the garage is on the northern edge of the city I had to get a bus into the centre and another from there to home - thank goodness for the bus pass   While I was in the city centre I walked through the market and picked up some pork chops for supper, and also managed to get a top from M&S 

Now I'll see what everyone's been up to ... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:13

 Obelixx    here is a link to my friend Ian's website and recipe for guinea fowl - I add chopped quince to the apple - it also works really well with pheasant. 

Must get ready to take the car to the garage - see you later folks ...... 

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