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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 07:48

Dacha  When posting a link , if you hit thd space bar immediately afterwards the link should go live 


Posted: 18/07/2017 at 06:28

Lyn ... I use 'field pickings' ... The droppings in bags... as an addition to the compost heap ... It really helps the other stuff in the compost to break down and make great compost.

Stable manure which nowadays is more likely to consist of droppings, wood shavings rather than straw , and urine, needs to be stacked for several months in order to break down and become less acidic before it's incorporated into the soil.  

However as field pickings don't contain the acidic urine I would be happy to use it on your beds this autumn

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 06:04

Good morning Joyce   Think the warm weather may trigger some storms later ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 06:00

Hosta ... watch who you're calling weird and slightly geeky 

Shame about the waterlily colour ... I would think a photo ought to do it ... They're a reputable nursery aren't they?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 05:55

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Gracious me, that's the hairiest armpit I've seen in quite a while Dacha 

Its a very calm still morning ... Not sure what the forecast is ... 

Commiserations on your family's loss Dacha.  

Last edited: 18 July 2017 05:56:20

Main crop potatos

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 23:10

The leaves are the factory which is manufacturing the food that will make your spuds swell. Your plant needs them ... Leave them alone 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 23:00

theyve said it'll be Jodie Whittacker (sp?) ... We didn't watch Broadchurch do don't recall her, but only occasionally have I felt that they'd cast the role wrong. Looking forward to it ...

But just for now it's R4 and a new Book at Bedtime so ..... Night night folks - see you in the morning ...

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:00
Fairygirl says:

.......... I do agree that it must be difficult sometimes when they try to help  and women get all 'feminist' on them. The 'door opening' is a classic example. I hold open doors for anyone, regardless of gender, because it's the polite thing to do, and women shouldn't get all shirty if men do that for the. Sadly - many of them do. 

 Totally agree Fairy ... I'm as liberated as they come but for me holding a door open for someone is just good manners, no matter whatever gender they may be.  If a woman  gets huffy about a chap holding a door for her it indicates to me that she, may see herself primarily through her gender whereas the chap holding the door may not.  

Funny ... the ir*ning thing ... I used to like doing it ... Radio 4 on and I'd spend a happy hour or more doing it all ... I've even been known to ir*n tea towels ........ then one day I just couldn't be faffed with it any more ....... think I suddenly felt that life was too short 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:33

I realised the other day that I've only used the ir*n three times since Chr*stmas ... not sure whether I should be   or  ................ I would add that neither thas OH ... clothes are either dried on the clothes horse in the winter or outside in the summer ... if they're hung out carefully and folded carefully when dry only a few of our bestest clothes need that hot flattening thing ......... but of course I'm retired and OH doesn't have to wear smart shirts ....... phew!  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:16
fidgetbones says:

...." I don't have them like that "he said ( with a crease down the arm) "My mum irons them one way, then turns them so it is like a tube with no creases."

 He'd noticed  ???  

Last edited: 17 July 2017 20:17:47

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