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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:46

Depends how thick it is Pdoc 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:02

Glad you had a lovely time ... come on, 'fess up ... what plants came home with you? 

simple Questions

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:58

If the part of your brain that handles new information has been damaged concentration isn't going to help much.  You can't memorise much  if that bit of your brain simply doesn't work.  Sometimes new neural pathways and other bits of brain can be trained to take over ... not always.  

It's a bit like saying 'look harder and you'll be able to see it' to someone who has lost their eyesight.  

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:29

Hello everyone 

Back from a lovely few hours with son ... now I'm flollopped on the sofa and OH is sorting supper out 

Prehistoric Weed

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 17:07

Fortunately I've never (fingers crossed) had to deal with Mares Tail, but I have done a lot of reading about it.

It seems that it really enjoys the conditions which occur when it's covered with weed control fabric, old carpet, cardboard, concrete and tarmac, so I suggest that you don't do any of these things.

I've also heard that it doesn't like limey soil, and certainly where we live has very chalky soil and we don't have any Mares Tail.  You may want to try liming part of your allotment and see if that makes a difference.

Good luck 

simple Questions

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 16:29

As far as I can remember, Ashley originally asked for help because he has started working in a supported role in a garden centre to help with his recovery from a brain injury acquired in an accident.  I think I'm right in saying that he told us that he has short term memory problems as a result of the brain injury.  

I've worked with people with acquired brain injury as has Wonky ... the fact that Ashley finds it hard to learn and also hard to remember what he's asked us and what we've replied is, in my experience, quite typical of someone with his difficulties.

I know that we've been targetted by some trouble makers in the past, but I'd rather risk being taken for a ride than not offer help to someone in Ashley's circumstances.  

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 09:29

Oooh, cod loin ... butterbean mash goes well with that 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 08:45

Dacha  It's fairly new news. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 08:43

Yes please Hosta 

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 08:32

When my granny was in the WRVS one of the things she did was to organise holidays and coach trips for 'old people'. Most of them were in their sixties and seventies. ... one of them was 87 ... that was my granny 

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Merry Christmas to all

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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