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Who am I?

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 14:12


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 13:38

Downstairs all gleaming and sparkling now   

The band of horrid weather promised for this afternoon appears to be on it's way; the sky is dark and the wind's getting up.  Hope Wonky's got her thermals on.  

On the brighter side ... I popped outside and checked the veg patch ... the broad beans sown at the end of October have made an appearance   

NDN's younger cat has given the seedbed a bit of attention   but I think he's missed the beans 

Who am I?

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 13:31

I don't have any horticultural qualifications either Logan, but I do have scars .......... do they count? 

Who am I?

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 12:46

It's pretty straightforward Hortico - if someone is asking what to do or how to do it, it's because they don't  have knowledge or skills in that particular area, no matter how many letters they have after their name.  They might be an expert in potatoes but useless at roses.  If you give them advice and they don't understand what you mean I'm sure they'll ask 

A lot of people don't really want to give a list of their qualifications - they may suffer from a lapse of memory and then someone might say, 'My goodness, you ought to know that - you have qualifications in XY & Z!'  

Just imagine if I joined a quiz team and got the name of a painting wrong ... team members might say 'Dove, you should have known that - you've got degrees in Fine Art!'  but any one of us can have a lapse of memory or mis-remember something.

Or on the other hand, suppose JokerJed had a ream of horticultural qualifications after his name  and answered a query about dahlias;  someone else might have had a different experience with dahlias - they might feel intimidated by the ream of horticultural letters after Jed's name and wouldn't offer a different point of view - and yet their piece of information might be just what the OP needed.  

We all answer queries from our experience and knowledge acquired over the years whether those years are many or few - it doesn't really matter where it comes from 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 11:36

Have had them in my previous existence Topbird - haven't really got the space for one now - let alone space for storing salt tablets - cupboard space is at a premium in this kitchen - we have a magnetic water conditioner for the central heating boiler etc which seems to have prevented any problems with that ... so far (hope that's not famous last words) and I use Waitrose tablets in the washing machine which again seems to have avoided any problems - my last machine lasted 10 years without problems and this one is around 7 ish so ... fingers crossed again.    The only real faff is the shower so we use after shower spray, and OH gives it a good going over every so often 

Anyway, kitchen is back in working order and I have a mug of coffee, so all is well with my world 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 10:48

Kettle, taps, sink and surround - the kettle's getting a half hour soak, the taps have had a scrub with descaling gel and the rest get a wipe over with gel and then a good rinse.  We have very hard water in this area.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 10:33

Oh Hosta! ((hugs))  you definitely need your holiday 

Descaling the kitchen at the moment - I will feel very virtuous when it's all done, but for now I need coffee and can't have it 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:50


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:36

Hope they like the hay BL - some horses can be so fussy can't they - my Exmoor would eat anything (and frequently did ).  

Clari ((hugs))  check your PMs 

Norwich Anglican cathedral is so beautiful, it's down by the river and in the spring the cathedral close is full of blossom and birdsong.  At one time I worked very near by and sometimes went and sat in the cloisters to listen to Evensong being sung by the choir.  

Storing dahlias

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 08:15

Flowers of Sulphur can be used to treat cuts or other damaged area to help prevent rot, but I think that most people nowadays just ensure that the tubers are stored in dry cool but frost free conditions. 

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