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Pipes for watering

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:19

I use a soaker hose laid along the foot of a fence where I have several clematis and honeysuckles.  I give that area a good soaking once or twice a week during the summer - the improvement in flowering and health of the climbers has been noticeable.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:12

Fairygirl, I bought some spring back from the market - local asparagus  along with two fresh trout and some Majorcan new potatoes

All ok at the dentist

For some reason my watch was a little slow, so I'd missed the bus into the city and drove in. Big mistake!!!

After the dentist I went to the market to get the trout etc  for supper, then I had coffee and a toastie in Café Nero then back to the car which was in the John Lewis car park. The spaces in that car park are narrow, but I'd parked right in the corner up against a wall as I had no passenger - there was plenty of room on the driver's side when I got out.

When I got back some plonker had parked their brand new white Citroen estate so close to my car that I couldn't even get to the door, let alone open it wide enough to get in. Fortunately there was a low concrete plinth on the passenger side so I had just enough room to open that door, slide the seats back and shuffle and clamber over into the driver's seat - not easy in a coupé with a built up central console for a traditionally built 64 year old with a gammy knee. I very nearly left an angry note on the Citroen's windscreen, but I didn't have the emotional energy left.

Then when I left the car park I somehow got into the wrong lane through the myriad of roadworks causing chaos in central Norwich at the moment. 'Oh well' I thought, 'I'll follow the car in front of me and eventually we'll get through the roadworks.' We were heading towards the route home when suddenly that road was closed too!

The only route available to us was straight ahead on a road usually only accessible to buses and taxis. I hesitated - a taxi behind me hooted and a bus driver waved the car ahead and me through - we had no choice - heaven knows if we were allowed to drive there - I expect if we weren't I'll be getting a ticket through the post shortly. Great

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 12:07
good to hear from you Hosta. Love to you both. I'm sitting drinking coffee in a
Cafe Nero overlooking the marketplace and thought I'd check to see if there was a news from you, and there you are! Take care x

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:37

Ah yes BL - it will be heaving and best avoided in the summer!

There's a lovely riverside pub not far from here where we were taken by some friends last summer - I can't remember the name today but it will come to me. 

Topbird - crabs and coriander on the list

It's absolutely tipping it down now

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 09:31

East Anglia is highly agricultural and my family are farmers.  The area also has a fishing fleet - the consensus that I hear around here is that quitting the EU would spell economic disaster. 

Hope all those disaffected Cornish fishermen are taking advantage of this, and not just moaning into their pints of Doom Bar

Apparently Cornwall receives more EU money than any other county in England - but is there the possibility that some Cornish businesses have shot themselves in their collective feet by not following the regulations?

I suspect that a lot of the moaning about the EU is because small business don't like paperwork - well, that's just life in the 21st century - we all have lots of paperwork to complete - it's not just the fishermen and the farmers. 


Soil fertiliser?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 08:27

Hi Jordan  - if you're posting from a laptop or tablet go into the Settings under your username top right, and make sure you've got Advanced Edit enabled.  You should then get a green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.  Click on that to post photos.

As for adding nutrients to the soil - now is the right time to add Fish, Blood and Bone (follow instructions on pack).  A slow acting organic fertiliser for all types of plant.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 08:21

It's overcast here, but mild - it was nearly 10C when I got up this morning.  I turned the heating off and OH hasn't noticed

I've got a trip into the city later this morning for my dental check-up ... will probably pop along to the market - anyone want anything?


Posted: 12/04/2016 at 06:57

 Get one of these

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Posted: 12/04/2016 at 06:53

Good morning Chicky   and the rest of you as you arrive  and G'day to Pat

Lovely plants - aubergines look so beautiful when they're growing

Wonder how Hosta's doing?  He should be home with his feet up now.

Glad BL had a lovely day - which pub and which tea house were they?    We're not very well up on rural Norfolk pubs as we tend to head to Suffolk to see Ma when we've got a day to play ... we see her in the morning then have a pub lunch, but of course they're always pubs in the Southwold area which I know well. 

One day we'll explore Norfolk pubs with more rigour!

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 23:06
Runny beak, why do you think 'the floodgates will be open after the referendum' ? On what are you basing that statement?

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