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Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:39

Pat, I'll start the March Edition of Hello Forkers tomorrow morning when I get up - you have special dispensation to post on the February thread until then

Rabbit waste for composting

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:26

Kim - you could try googling contact details for your local Gardening Club, Horticultural Society or Allotment organisation - I'm sure they'd beat a path to your door


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:20

You should definitely keep posting your pictures Pat!!!  They're fascinating

I've just had a long hot shower with the 'massage' function directed on my neck and shoulder - that's eased it a bit more

OH is at home today so I can call on him to do reaching stretching things for me (like fastening bra and hanging out the washing ... not both at the same time ) so I can take it easy

Vegetable Patch & Nettles

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:10

I agree with all the above  and while you're waging war on the nettles there's a silver lining to the cloud ... nettles actually grow best where the soil has a high level of nitrogen and phosphates, so it would appear that your veg patch has good soil ready and waiting for your potatoes

Let us know how you get on - photo updates would be great

Beetles in May/June

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 08:37

Could they be cockchafers (also known as May bugs or June bugs)  .  Amazing creatures - we love watching them.  Although ours fly high in the treetops, not low around the lawn.

Many years ago when there were swarms of them they were seen as a pest of farm crops, but nowadays there aren't so many and they do very little damage - it's such a shame to kill them - they're part of the wonderful world of nature and an important food source for bats.

Adding a thread in 'my posts'

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:39

What I do on this and other boards, is add to the thread typing


' Snagging' 


and then post it which will add it to 'My Posts'.


Think that's fairly accepted practice   (snagging meaning to catch a thread (of clothing etc) on something


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:33

Good morning all   G'day Pat wherever you are

It's definitely a spring morning here - a pair of greenfinches on the feeders, a pair of bluetits popping in and out of the nest box and Mrs Blackbird (looking very broody) has popped down to the birdbath for a splash before feeding and going back to the nest - from watching her I think she's been sitting on eggs for several days now. 

My neck wasn't too bad in the night, only woke me a few times, and this morning the pain is definitely less than yesterday - if I take it easy it'll be fine in a couple of days.  I'll put off visiting Ma until Wednesday


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:15

Topbird - that sounds a bit suspicious


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:00

Sunday lunch at the local pub was very good and very filling - friend has just caught a cab to the station and OH and I have walked home and collapsed on the sofa incapable of doing anything more strenuous than watching Miss Marple. 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:13

If the majority of people don't know how to use language properly it puts the power into the hands of those who do - it used to be the scribes and the Pharisees - now it's the lawyers

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