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So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:45

Put your feet up and keep warm Hazel ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 17:26

The Belgian Monk is down a little back street a couple of streets away from the marketplace - our experience is that people only seem to find it if they're looking for it.  It's very popular with real ale types and fans of continental beers - they carry a huge range.  They also do very good sausages 

Fidget - what a PITA 

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:48

That's lovely news Jacqueline ... glad that you have plenty to entertain you.  Best of luck with the rest of your recuperation 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:45

Glad your shoulder withstood the mucking out BL, not to mention the weeding 

OH can't stand loud music in restaurants etc, either, so I don't think the Belgian Monk would've been the place you mention - we've certainly never noticed it and OH would have refused to go back there if it was noisy ... unless someone had the music turned up the day you were there ... 

Good for you and all the other volunteers organising and sorting the clothing for the refugees and other needy souls xx

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:11
Muddle-Up says:

We're expecting stormy weather tonight.  Got just the one black bag of leaves collected...only another 19 or so to do!  Planted the bluebells.  Enough's enough for one day.  Outdoor housework!

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A friend's sign-off says, "No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !" 


Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:03

Hedge problems... Help please :(

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 15:52

Hello and welcome Josh 

There's an old saying 'Growth follows the knife' meaning that pruning stimulates growth.  In late January (i.e. before bird nesting time)  I would cut the side of the hedge back and feed the base of the hedge with some Fish, Blood and Bone meal which is a slow release organic fertiliser.  (it won't do your dog any harm - some dogs eat it!).

If possible try to shape the hedge so that it's a bit wider at the bottom than the top .... an A shape ... this means that the base of the hedge won't be shaded by the top and the sunlight will also stimulate growth. 

Privet is a pretty tough plant and benefits from a good cutting back every now and then, so don't be afraid - go for it. 

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 14:07

A photo would help, but at a guess I'd say Sedum Spectabile 

Gorgeous thing!  Attracts butterflies in the summer. 

If I'm right, leave it for the winter to provide interesting structure. - remove old flower stems in the early spring. 

Shed problems - thoughts please

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 13:35

A notice on the door "Beware!  Hornets nest in shed - Pest Control called".

Youngsters are unlikely to know that it's the wrong time of year for hornets to be about.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 12:38

Pdoc - I heard some interviews from Syria this morning - very hard to listen to   So hard to feel so useless ... 

As I said, we have to hang onto the good things wherever we can find them, however small  - Wonky saved a hedgehog from certain death this morning. 

I love mussels - we'll have to go to the Belgian Monk again soon  - you should bring your OH to Norwich 

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