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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 11:14

Me too Pdoc ... then the bathroom to give a quick wipe over ............

Dead grass

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:56

That looks typical of grass scorched by a bitch's urine. Initially it burns and kills a patch of grass, but after a while the high nitrogen content of the urine increases the lushness of the grass surrounding the dead patch. 

Do you have a bitch or does one visit your garden? 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 07:31

Good morning all  I was totally kn*ckered last night ... no idea why ... Slept on sofa from about 8 and went to bed at 9 and slept through until now!!!  Think I'm sleeping for Hosta as well as myself! 

It's a lovely morning ... Blue sky and sunshine ... Apparently we've got a warm spell coming up ... OH has promised to help me sort the veg patch out for the winter  as he won't be working Sun/Mon/tues... Take the bean canes down and clear the pots of toms and cukes etc

clari ... I think work in the voluntary sector is often frustrating ... Before I worked for Children's Services I worked for a series of charities ... One had a dynamic and charismatic young head and was run in quite a professional manner - the less said about the pervading ethos of the others the better   However , once I got used to the way things happened there I found ways of improving things, encouraging a more professional approach from those who quite often didn't have a professional bone in their body. Softly softly catchee monkey.  (( hugs))

Last edited: 22 September 2017 07:33:19

East facing border for pear trees?

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 21:50

I have an espalier Concorde pear in a sheltered East facing position and it's doing very well. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 12:00

Love the taxi driver 

That's enough h*sewk for today .... 'sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof' 

Have a good journey BL 

Last edited: 21 September 2017 12:01:49

Garden Sleepers

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:09

Ours were fixed in the same way as KT53's ... that was some five years ago and we've not had any problems. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 07:46

Morning Chicky 

Hope you find your father happy and feeling much improved. 

Today willbe mostly doing h*sewk ... Supper will be some gorgeous local lamb chops, crunchy roasted Charlotte potates and runner beans with homemade mint jelly 

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 06:54

I think most of it works really well ... such things often leave me cold as they're too quirky, but I think these really fit into the jungle theme without making if look like a fairground

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 06:39

Good morning all  G'day Pat  Love that picture 

Early start today as OH will be at the farm shop ... 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 18:56

I'd pan fry and spoon some lovely nutty melted butter over it to finish 

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