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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:03

Good morning DD and everyone else as you arrive

I was awake until late but still woke around my usual time.  Not sure why I didn't doze on the sofa - except that I was knitting (but that's not unusual) and I watched the last episode of Happy Valley (brilliant).  I just didn't feel sleepy like I usually do around 8.30

The temp in the back garden d ropped to 6C last night, and is just beginning to climb upwards now - the sky is pale blue with pink fluffy clouds


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:25
I spent several summer holidays when I was a child riding a friends pony on the wide sandy beach at East Runton here in Norfolk - it was a bit special - then a holiday pony trekking on Dartmoor with the Farmers Weekly when I was 12. It was brilliant even if I was travel sick every day.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:16
SGL ((hugs))
I'm posting on my phone in bed. I'm wide awake!? Think I must've got Hostas body clock :-/

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:11
I'd spike it all over with a fork - stick it in about 6" deep or so and wiggle it about a bit - it'll ease the compaction.
Wear stout shoes when you do it. I knew someone who stuck the fork through their foot and stuck them self to the ground when he was helping his granny!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:29

The last time I rode was about 5 years ago when I went pony trekking through Doone Valley on Exmoor - absolute bliss. 

I would love to have done this

but I don't think it's going to happen now - a friend had a nasty pelvic fracture when she took a tumble riding at my age and that's a risk I don't want to take.

Calling all tablet owners...

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:59

I'd hang on to them Hosta if I were you; you might need them ...


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:53
4thPanda wrote (see)

I have Dove, and Bernard and I have 'signed up'  Thank you 

Wonky, I am sorry that the fab job (we'd hoped this was) has turned out to be all but...  Mine is going great guns.... just hope I can stay, I'm only on a years contract 

Think the job has good and bad points - the problem is some weeks there are more bad points than good - she loves a large part of what she does, but there are some very difficult aspects and it can be very draining emotionally  ...

Hosta - we need a photo ...

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I don't think I ever used insecticides. If I did it was too long ago to recall. I've signed petitions too numerous to count but I'll sign as many more as is necessary.



Same here

Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I've been bitten by a euphorbia, not much fun. (Not this one, E. myrsinites, a fine spry on a hot day when I cut the stems off.)

I still pull them up bare handed though


So do I Nut, even though I was badly burnt as a child - however, I always tell other people not to - then it's their fault if they're burnt, not mine

And as DD has her own and other people's children around, and a hotter sun than ours - best to be aware


Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:49

If you're going to pull them up use gloves and long sleeves.  Don't get the sap on your skin. 

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