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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 08:58

This morning we have an emergency trip to B&Q  ... yesterday while I was playing in the garden OH managed to snap the handle of the downstairs loo (the bit inside the cistern ... it was a bit corroded ... it's probably as old as the house, so 1960s).  He thinks he can sort it out himself which will be good as we phoned the local handyman but he's on holiday and his brother is booked up for 3/4 weeks!

Not sure what else I'll be doing ... I'll find something I'm sure .........    I ought to file the paperwork in the desk in the hall ...... but it's unlikely to happen today ... 

Plant identification

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 07:21

You may well be right GGnomess - there's a lot of it about 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 07:15

morning all 

Clari have you tried Rhubarb& Custard cake. There's a recipe on the BBC good food site. A big favourite here.  And Wonky made some this weekend too 

Have a good day Wonky 

Christian Kitchens Failsworth Reviews (18)

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 07:09


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 22:10

Chicky - I had a ticket but it was recorded the day after my car starter motor packed up   Son wanted to come and fetch me, but he can't really afford not to be working when work is available, and I have been to other recordings ...

Wonky - glad you've had a good weekend - the weather should start warming up by midweek ... apparently ...  .... 

Appeared on Allotment

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 20:11

Euphorbia lathyris .. it self seeds all over the place ... I quite like it but do be careful not to get it's white sap onto your skin as it can burn badly in sunlight.  

It's reputed to deter moles ... 

Identification Please

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 20:01

There are some foxgloves which don't have the furry leaves - Digitalis lutea for instance ... it does look very foxglove-like ... the flower will soon be out ... that'll tell us 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:51
Clarington says:

.... rhubarb and crumble ice cream. Might be awesome, might be awful! I need to find more inventive ways to use it up before it just goes straight in the freezer!

 OH is going to come and help you Clari ...... he's just getting his bike out ................ 

Fairy, at this time of year some pigeons seem to think they're still brooding eggs, even when they're off the nest and their mate is taking his turn ... they just sit as if in a stupor ........ apparently the males sit on the eggs from about 10am to 5pm, and the females do the rest of the time.  

How to help frogs / toads

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:35

It sounds as if you're doing well already, but you could leave some damp shady corners with low growing plants for them to lurk undisturbed and maybe create a woodpile of logs 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 19:37:29

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:21

Figwort was the first new plant I learned to identify on Nature Walks at primary school 

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