Dovefromabove


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Monty Don

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:49

I think he offers ideas then encourages the garden owners to focus on what they actually want and supports them to feel confident enough to do it.  Enabling them and helping them to become gardeners themselves, rather than present them with a fait accompli that they have had little hand in and don't know what to do with.


I think it's a brilliant programme

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:46

Paracetamol taken and am now dressed and downstairs - razorblades in throat less painful - warm drink certainly helpful. OH is in charge of tonight's meal (leftover Irish Stew from the other day) and he'll bring food home for tomorrow.  I have instructions to sit on the sofa, knit and noodle with you lot and watch rubbish on tv.  Will try to manage that.


Bird feeders don't need filling today and the birdbath isn't frozen

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 07:28

Good morning all 


So-so night - weird dreams - painful throat. I shall take some paracetamol in a min. At least tummy has settled. 


Hope everyone else is ok ...

Plant Ideas needed

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 07:21

Whereabouts are you? What are your soil conditions and temperatures? What sort/ style of garden are you after?


Theres not a lot that can be planted at the moment other than bare rooted trees, and those only if the soil isn't frozen and has been well prepared. 


January is a time for browsing the catalogues, looking at the bare bones of your garden and making plans. 


Do you have a Propagator? That will allow you to get an early start in the spring, but only if you have a greenhouse or similar to move your seedlings on to once they've been pricked out. 


Plant Ideas needed

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 21:31

What for? Trees? Shrubs? Bulbs? Perennials? Veg? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 21:29

loved Big Dreams 


Tummy settled now. Must've been the Sorbitol 


Going to bed now - see you in the morning - sweet dreams folks 

Holly Blue Angel pollinator

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:23

Any male holly that is in flower at the same time (and that is most of them) will do the job. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 19:13

No probs Topbird  Always good to have suggestions. 


Time for Monty 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 18:49

Fidget - before you said that OH had just told me that the sucky sweets he brought home for me last night were sugar-free!!!  Flipping sorbitol!!!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 17:17

Topbird  Pretty sure it's not that - I've had noro virus (3 Christmases ago!) and this isn't it - the upset innards is my usual reaction to a high temp. This is what OH had, congested head and chest and sore tonsils. No flu-like aching limbs. 

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