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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:56

Goodness me Kylie!!!  How you've changed!!!!!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:26

Welcome back Gardeners Boy   Yes, glad last year is in the past, and the sun's shining at least for today ... onwards and upwards  

Fairygirl wrote (see)

I'm thinking of getting a dressing gown to replace my fleeces now - seems to be the in thing!   Maybe not purple though....  

Mine's not really purple, more of a slatey grey-ish mauve - rather an elegant colour really - quite a posh label from TKMaxx - fleecy but with satin bound edges -  cost peanuts.  In the summer it's replaced by a cream and deep rose silky one from Per Una.

tulip growing problem

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:01

Absolutely agree with Fairygirl. 

The variety you are growing is Tulipa x gregii Red Riding Hood, a low growing dwarf hybrid.  It's flowering exactly as it should.

The taller Darwin  types (shown in Papi Jo's link) flower later. 

Growing sage

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:47

My sage is in an east-facing bed, gets shade half of the day and all the rain that runs off the terrace and in the winter is frequently up to it's knees in water and has been under snow for 10 weeks at a time, and still survives and is huge and has to be cut back hard every spring - I'll do it any day now - however we're on a gritty loam - I can only presume that's what keeps it happy. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:37
Topbird wrote (see)
....Will do cooked brunch soon then might try to find a NT property to visit . OH wants to do some photos at Rutland water at sunset if the conditions are right.

Enjoy your Sundays

Topbird - worth noting that the woods around Rutland Water are full of bluebells a bit later on  

We're having a little porridge now, then OH is organising our lunch - croissants with smoked mackerel and creamy goats cheese - he brought all the ingredients back from work yesterday - think I'm turning him into a foodie

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:33

WonkyWomble wrote (see)

.... Second coffee needed then think about getting dressed although oversized purple dressing gown is the family uniform on a Sunday...right Dove? 

On my third coffee and I'm still wearing mine Wonky  

My OH had a lay in too - he said he woke up thinking he was a student in a student house again 'cos he could hear the music I was playing drifting up the stairs and the sun was streaming in the windows

Growing sage

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:29

And take cuttings every year as a insurance.  I find that heeled cuttings in a gritty compost strike well.

Lost

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:18
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

mouse traps for me

I know you've lost weight, but it'd still have to be a pretty big trap for you  

move a rose

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:15

We had fog earlier, but it's gloriously sunny now - I'll send some your way

Amazing Encounter

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:09

Some years ago we were staying with friends near Rye - they took us out into a very rural area where there was a high bank - we sat by the hedge while they laid some peanuts around then we sat very still with the wind blowing away from us while the sun went down.

We spent an hour or so watching a family of 9 badgers, big ones, small ones and teenagers, pootling around eating peanuts and slugs just a few feet from us, then they went off into the marshes to find more food.

My first live badgers

As a child growing up in a very rural part of East Anglia I'd never seen a badger, not even a dead one - nowadays I often see them dead on the side of the road - East Anglia must be teeming with them now.

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