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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:45
Wintersong wrote (see)

Back from gym and shopping, waiting for on-line shopping to arrive.

Bought another window propagator for annuals and a chew toy for Flynn but I'm a little bit miffed as I only buy the expensive toys that are labelled virtually indestructible and feel really robust, this one cost a tenner and he's already got an edge on it. Does my baby have like the meanest teeth in the dog world?

I don't know what else to supply him with as cheap toys don't even get past an introduction and I read that bones are bad for doggies.


It depends on the bones - marrow bones are fine - you can buy them pre-cooked if that's what you (or Flynn) prefer - and ours loved hide chews, pigs' ears etc - we got them from the pet shop back then but you can buy them online nowadays.


Rhubarb crumble (our first picking of the season) has been assembled and will be cooked this afternoon

Now just the bathroom to wipe over and then I'm going to get my seed box out and see what tomato seeds I've got (apart from the ones I've recently bought) ... does that make sense?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:08
Lyn wrote (see)

What have I got to lose Dove, my sense of holding it together for one, I am out of fight.

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:59

OH has requested custard

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:58
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Am I the only person who doesn't know what's happening on May 7th? 





Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:29
Clarington wrote (see)
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.

Wot!  No Marmite!!??

Clarington wrote (see)
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.


Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Good morning all.

We enjoyed Poldark last night, but didn't see the tanker. Perhaps we didn't look out to sea.....

I seemed to focus on the shallower inshore waters

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:24

Don't think crab apples will work if you're wanting to pollard every season like Monty's limes - I'm pretty sure most crab apples flower and fruit on wood produced the previous season, so if you pollard every winter you'll get no blossom or fruit. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:19

Lyn ((hugs)) - ring your MP's office - what have you got to lose???

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:13
Dave Morgan wrote (see)

Dove, most of the people I garden for are relatively well heeled people, some more than that, but I also look after a lot of small gardens for people who live on a budget. I treat them all the same and work hard for a living.

It's personal view, I am not trying to change the social strata or right any injustice.

I like to see diversity and hope I will see it in future programmes.

So please have the courtesy to respect other peoples point of view.


I totally respect your right to your own point of view please respect my right to disagree

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:03

This morning I've picked this year's first rhubarb (Timperly Early)  - beautiful thick pink sweet stems - crumble tonight anyone?

£6.40 a kilo in the farm shop - the price of a bucket full of manure and a sprinkling of FB&B here, and I'll go on picking until mid-summer



Posted: 16/03/2015 at 08:32
The Gardeners Boy wrote (see)
...  Did anyone notice the oil tanker in Poldark last night?

You must have a larger tv screen than me -  I saw a blur but my eyes and brain combined to convince me that it was a square rigger

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