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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 07:56

Enjoy Russia Chicky   I was going to travel halfway across Russia to the Urals to meet my son's in laws  for my retirement adventure, but then the wife suddenly became the ex and the trip was cancelled   After 8 years of having a Russian DIL I'm afraid the sum total of my Russian is the words for hello, goodbye, please, thank you, Cheers! prawns and parsley.  Oh, and who knew that the Bolshoi Ballet translated is Big Ballet?   Yes, bolshoi = big.  And there's me thinking it must be something terribly romantic and elegant 

Just put R2 on and they're playing Melanie's Alexander Beetle ........ wonderful!!!  

P.S.  Oh and son's cat is called Doorak = Fool

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Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 06:56

So that's where they keep coming from!  I thought the boys next door we're being careless with their football practice 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 06:54

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

We're due some rain here today, if there's any left after the clouds have passed over the rest of the country. I'm looking forward to being able to do some proper work in the garden - the front bed is to be extended, but at the moment I'd need a pneumatic drill!


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:05

I can understand that someone may feel the need to use something like that on a playing surface Bulkerb - I just don't understand the need for it on a garden lawn. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:03

Hosta, it's probably been killed by a cat - they'll kill them but apparently they taste foul - our cats used to bring moles through the cat flap into the porch and just leave them there.;f=74;t=000006;p=1 

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:56

Normal for Norfolk pronunciation too BL - how many people know how to say Happisburgh?

it's Hazebro'


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:19

We've already got happy and fulfilling lives thank you BillyC - and so have the creatures in our gardens 

capsid bugs

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:17

The most effective solution I know is to improve garden hygiene i.e. clear any weeds and leaf litter and plant debris from the ground around affected plants as this is where they overwinter, either as adults or as eggs.

After clearing the ground around the plants for the last time in the late autumn I would mulch with well rotted farmyard manure.  

I hang bird feeders around my shrubs to encourage birds such as bluetits and robins into the garden to feed on the insects in the spring and summer keeps my garden clear of noticeable insect damage. I don't use any insecticides.

Good luck 

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:08

That's true Daisy - he'd probably have chewed his way through it - his cousins have chewed through enough metal bird feeders in their time 

Let's make gardening easier

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:04


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