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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:39

Fairy you'd better grab a slice before OH eats it all ...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:35

Tastes good Fairy 

The Bressingham photo is Percy's Pride which I love. I'm also tempted by Little Maid. They're both sp gorgeous. 

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:54

That's great - wonderful that your son will be able to take his children and grandchildren to see it and maybe have picnics in its shade 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:10

Just had a phone call from Wonky - her step-daughter visiting from Brighton (and now a qualified teacher with a fiancé and a driving licence  :shock: ) loves the last jumper that I knitted for DD, and if she gets the wool will I knit one for her too?  ........... Of course I will ... :D 

Oh, and there's a boiled fruit cake in the oven - don't let me forget to check it will you - it's in a different shaped tin so not overly sure of the time it'll take to cook ......... 

Large Partners Desk For Sale UK

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 14:47

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:29

I suspected that I was already slightly smitten by kniphofias and then I saw this


and realised that it was True Love ....... the problem is that I don't have the same acreage as Bressingham Gardens  

Do you think that if I don't see it again for twelve months I'll forget all about them, or will absence make the heart grow fonder? 

overgrown pond but home for toad!!

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:02

We have toads and we don't have that grass (which looks to me like some type of carex) - provide your toads with some hidey holes (we find that broken earthenware pots on their side to make little 'caves' in damp dark corners work well) and pull up the grass.   You probably won't get rid of it all and it will make inroads again, but keeping it under control will work for you and not disadvantage the toads.  

Toads spend most of their time on land and only need the pond for breeding - and they need fairly deep ponds for that so you'll be doing them a favour by clearing the pond at least partially


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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:10

It's amazing the difference in the soil after taking that ash tree down in the north/east corner of the garden last winter.  The veg garden cropped much much better (more light on the plants and more moisture in the soil).  

Another change is that whereas in the past, as soon as the rain stopped I could get out there and plant things, now, after all the organic matter we dug in to try to improve the soil over the past few years it's really holding the moisture - there's no chance of raking the bed down and sowing the broad beans today after the rain last night.  

Never mind - the house is tidy (ish) and the ir*ning is done and put away - I shall find an enjoyable way of whiling away the day - surfing the websites lusting after kniphofias maybe?  At the moment I want all of these 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 09:21

Will do Wonky 

Is it today that your friend Gary returns from his sponsored bicycle ride around the world? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:54

How lovely Chicky   Have a good trip !

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