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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:43

Tartiflette    !!!.... Drooling here 

Planting around rubble

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 14:18

If it gets plenty of sun I'd clear the rubbish then scatter lots of Creeping Thyme seeds and similar - they'll grow in the cracks and not mind restricted root runs, and the bees and other pollinators will love them. 

Then you can grow other insect-friendly plants in pots in that area too - it'll look great. 

Poisoned by Sycamore....

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 14:14

  How awful!  Glad they've discovered what it is. 

Thanks for the warning - I'll pass it on as appropriate.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 14:11

Chicky - Gal. Mighty Atom has just raised it's beautiful head - it'll be open very soon

Just put a big pot of chilli on the hob - it'll chunter away all afternopn and be absolutely delicious by the time OH comes home

There'll be loads to freeze as well. 

Have a lovely evening - hope littlest Chicklet has enjoyed all her celebrations.

Last edited: 11 February 2017 14:12:15

Meet Basil and Bertha Blackbird

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 13:14


We're getting upwards of 20 blackbirds at a time in the garden in this cold spell - we're scattering cheap porridge oats and chopped apples, pears and peaches (bruised ones from the farm shop) and they just love them.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 13:11

 Hello again - I'm back from the city with yarn and knitting pattern - I wore my calf length thick down padded coat, warm boots, scarf, gloves and OH's woolly Russian hat with ear flaps - not 'cool', but very warm.

Liri, there seems to be  a real dearth of patterns for plainish men's sweaters that don't look as if they were designed in the 1960s. Plenty with lots of cabling and collars etc, but DS wants a plainish one - I found one eventually but think there's an error in the pattern as the photograph shows an unturned collar with a cast-off edge, whereas the making up instructions direct you to turn the neckband to the inside and slipstitch it loosely in place ... oh well, we'll wait until we get that far and see what DS wants.

Have heard from Wonky that her two new jumpers arrived safely and are 'just perfect'.

Now to put the kettle on - I shall join you all on the sofa - very tempted to watch Quo Vadis - haven't seen that for a very long time - always love Peter Ustinov playing a baddie

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 09:39


Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 07:24

Good morning all 

Grey and cold here - it seems very still out there. OH has set off on his bike, and I'm deciding what to do with my day - I need more knitting to do so I might go into the city, but it's Saturday so that might be a daft thing to do ... I shall ponder ...

Enjoy the hills Fairy 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 22:57

 Night night Pat - see you in the morning/afternoon ...

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 22:54

Hi Beaus Mum  They are a bit special aren't they?  I'm waiting for the white double Mrs Betty Ranicar to bloom - it's got loads of buds 

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