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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:48

Have a good journey Chicky 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:47

Hosta   have you caught my shoulder problem?  These internet viruses are very catching!  For heaven's sake don't overdo it with the wood chip!!! 

No chance of seeing the moon here last night - any hoggies about would've needed their waders on 

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:37

Well, normal pruning for Jackmanii is to cut hard back in spring so I wouldn't worry.  If it makes new growth this autumn it'll be tender and suffer from the frosts, but cut it back again in the spring and give it a feed and I'm sure it'll flower its socks off again for you.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:31

Just had a few phone calls - OH's colleague has child care problems (again) - flippin ex trying to sabotage her job.  Won't happen!  OH has phoned former colleague who is now a lady of leisure but likes to come in and work occasionally (for a good gossip ).  She'll cover for the day  However it may mean that he's late home as he'll do all the closing down and cashing up - casserole and dumplings will wait for him whatever time he gets back, so that's a decision made 

DD ((hugs))  why not ask Charlie what works for him re handovers?  I'm not saying he should make all the decisions, but his view could be taken into account when plans are being made - he's sensible enough to understand that there will be other factors to take into consideration as well.   Enjoy your weekend 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:13

Verdun   this says they're fine on limey soil and certainly mine are fine after a year here - looks like you can give them a try 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:04
Verdun says:

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molinias need moisture and acidic soil one of the few grasses I cannot grow 

See original post

 Really?  Mine are fine after a year on chalk in my fairly free-draining garden   Do you think they'll not last? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 08:44

You 'sound' brighter today Wonky   You know Dove knows best 

Just spoke to OH -he's just got damp socks, but he has some spare ones with him so he doesn't need me to ferry a change of clothing out to him - he was wearing his waterproof leggings and coat - should have worn his wellies as well 

I took some stewing beef out of the freezer last night - I think a hearty casserole is on the cards for this evening - dumplings anyone? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 07:28

Oh dear! OH has just set off on his bike for work and now the heavens have opened with an absolute deluge! 

cold frame q's

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 07:24

I would put a layer of grit in the bottom of the planter to stand the plants in pots on. They shouldn't need much watering. As long as they don't dry out they'll be ok. Inspect regularly for slugs and snails who think you've provided winter bed & board for them. 

Put the window on top but with a gap between it and the top of the container to ensure plenty of air flow and on dry and sunny days prop it open, closing it before sundown. The danger with cold frames is lack of air flow which can cause the plants to rot. 

If strong winds are forecast tie or weight the window down. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 07:10

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Wet and a bit breezy here, and noticeably cooler. 

I spoke  to Wonky last night. She's got the whole weekend off so will rest and get better. 

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