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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:57

Oh, and rant away to us as much as you want - we're very resilient 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:56

Lots and lots of ((hugs)) DD ... as you said, forewarned is forearmed.  

Also, keep a diary (times, dates, arrangements kept and broken)  -  it may be handy in the future.  It's a shame, but best be prepared - these things sometimes get worse before they get better. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:50

Loved seeing those huge new borders at Kew.  I remember walking along that long broad walk years ago, me pushing Wonky in a pushchair and with a 5 year old holding Daddy's hand, wishing there was something other than trees and grass to talk to the children about - we're from a very rural area where they saw a lot of trees and grass.  

Then a few weeks ago OH was in London and met up with a friend of a friend who said that his girlfriend was working on these fantastic new beds at Kew, and told OH lots about them.  He came back and told me and I've been impatient to see them ... I think we need to organise a Forkers Visit to Kew next summer ... anyone else up for it? 

Last edited: 03 September 2016 13:51:21

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:23

P'doc   I once got rid of cold callers at the door by clutching my stomach and mumbling "I've got Noro-virus"  it was absolutely true, and got rid of the earnest religious lads very quickly.  

  I might try it again 


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:36

I agree Pdoc - Chiltern are fabulous! 


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:31
aym280 says:

... The rest will have to be bought online, which is always a bit of a hazard. Penstemon seeds turned out to be wallflower. clematis sieboldii seeds turned out to be dead wood.. 

See original post

 Aym, buying online is only risky if you buy from unknown sources selling on Ebay. Buying online from reputable nurseries and seedsmen is as safe as going to the nursery and buying in person. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:47

Fully expecting thunderous downpours tomorrow - we're meeting with a group of foodie friends from across the UK, for fish & chips on the beach at Cromer .................. what's the betting we'd be wise to book a table at the restaurant?  

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:17

Who decides that you know best?  You?  I thought so. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:11

Well, the format of GQT has changed over the past few years. Nowadays  they break the programme up into segments, divided by a visit to a local garden for an in depth chat with someone. That's quite new. 

Im quite happy with the weather segment on GW. It's very short but gives the outlook for the week , which is useful. Gone are the days when we all sat around the TV for the 6 o'clock news followed by the weather forecast. Many younger people dip in and out of the news channels and never see a weather forecast, and new Gardeners don't always understand the impact of the different types of weather and temperatures. Including the forecast introduces new Gardeners to the idea that they need to be watching out for frosts etc and I think that's useful. And who cares what gardening presenters or weather personages wear ... It's a programme about gardening, not style and etiquette 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 06:32

Good morning all  G'day Pat

The day is dawning with a clear blue sky ... again. We've had a little rain over night , but I don't think it was enough to turn the lawn green 

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