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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 15:35
LesleyK says:
...  don't forget your 'sucky' sweets

 You gave me an idea Lesley - I just phoned OH and asked him to bring some sucky sweets home from the farm shop - preferably some cough candy or something containing menthol/eucalyptus - anything to help prevent a dry/sore throat.

solar powered water feature

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 15:16

Think it's pretty certain that you get more sunshine in California than we do in most parts of the UK

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 15:14

My snowdrops pushed their noses above the leaf litter today ... they definitely weren't there yesterday ... I had a look.


Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 15:13

You mean there are no alligators in Leicester??????????  That means my friends have been telling porkies

Cheap Kitchens For Sale South Tyneside

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 15:10

Is this the first sighting of the year???


Nevertheless ... it's been Reported!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 14:01

Desperate for some fresh air I just took a brief wander to the end of the garden and back and am considerably cheered up - snowdrops are pushing their noses through the leaf litter they weren't there yesterday - I had a look.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 13:38

I've had a 'flu jab so it shouldn't be flu ...............


I use my slow cooker lots and lots - for pot roasts, caseroles and soups - also steamed puds and all sorts of stuff - I put hardly any liquid in it and don't have the problem of 'watery' casseroles etc. 


Some slow cooker tips from  foody friends here http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13853&p=385960&hilit=slow+cooker#p385960


Preventing bank erosion for path in a "cutting"

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 13:28

It'd probably work with tree trunks etc ... but would probably need more and stronger metal posts to hold them in place - and probably wouldn't last as long as the sleepers. 


The sleepers we used were the new timber 'sleepers' that you can buy from builders merchants etc - not too expensive.

Preventing bank erosion for path in a "cutting"

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 13:24


This is how they look. They are two high but could go higher according to the builder who did it for us. 

Preventing bank erosion for path in a "cutting"

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 13:12

Hi Anna


We have a similar bank along one side of our garden - we've supported it with wooden sleepers laid on top of each other, and with steel reinforcing rods drilled through them into the ground below to hold them securely in place. 

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