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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:01

Oh dear Pat! Sounds as if you'd have been better having my fantasy morning 

Glad order has been restored (( hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 07:59

Good morning all   We put the heating on yesterday. I was asleep when it switched on this morning - I dreamt I was waking up in a luxury hotel and we were eating breakfast amuse bouche and fantastic coffee in bed. 

Hope Obbelix and everyone else is waking to a lovely morning

Today I really will get out into the garden. The Under Gardener says he'll mow the back lawn 

Last edited: 04 October 2016 08:02:41

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 22:21


Succulent Issues

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:48

It's the natural salts in the porous pot crystallising on the surface. It won't be a problem for the plant. Some people will pay considerably more money for a pot that has this 'aged' look. I prefer it.

If you don't like it you can rub/brush it off and seal the pot with an acrylic varnish or paint, but you'll have to be more careful with the watering as a sealed pot will not allow as much evaporation as an unsealed one. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:12

Hope to Joyce. It really has been splendid 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 13:22

According to OH it's 'cos I've spent the summer in the garden not associating with the hoi polloi, then got breathed on by the physio's receptionist who was snuffling and sneezing 

Anyway, I have been provided with some entertainment - two large vans emblazoned with the National Grid logo have arrived and cones/barriers/sandbags and signs etc have been off-loaded onto the pavement in front of our house. The opposite side of the street is being coned off - I don't think there's enough space to reverse my car out of our driveway  but I'm not going anywhere today so what the heck  

It will be fun watching the parents wondering where to abandon their cars when it's time to pick their children up from the school at the top of the hill - normally the lazier of them park higgledy-piggledy along this road ... watch this space ... or rather, that space 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 11:45

Now I know I'm not quite right - Ken Bruce is playing Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode, and I'm not jiving around the house ..... love Chuck Berry 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 11:35

Yay!  Found my garden notebook - it was where it was supposed to be 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 11:31

Think I need to make some notes too Joyce 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 11:19

The Under Gardener has sent me back indoors - despite sunshine I felt shivery outside and he has prescribed another day on the sofa and more aspirin, honey and hot lemon - he says he's an experienced enough Under Gardener not to need supervising when turning the compost - apparently I point out the obvious 

He's right, he's pulled up the squashes and raked over the bed ready to sow with broad beans without any instruction at all 

He says he needs me to be well enough to make tonight's supper - that's my only job today.  Kettle is on and feet are up.  

It's just that I'm getting frustrated - I want to move some plants around ........... 

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