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Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:07

Hello folks - I'm back   

I've done something I've never ever done before!  I've bought 3 pairs of shoes at once!!!   Well, Hotter were doing a deal where you got £40 off if you bought 3 pairs, and that meant the third pair I chose was free 'cos they'd already been reduced, and they're all so comfy and I've not bought a new pair of shoes for ages and ages..... I usually have such awful problems getting shoes that are comfy as my feet are so wide and I have very high insteps, but all three pairs are attractive and comfortable so ..... it had to be done!!!  That'll probably be enough shoes for a couple of years! One pair of trainers (they'll post them 'cos they didn't have the colour I wanted), one pair of sandals for the summer, and one pair of heeled peep-toes, in case I need to dress up a bit 

And I got a new nightie and some undies (some for Ma, some for me) and some line-caught cod fillet from the market for supper - we'll have that with  a chorizo, butter beans and  smokey paprika and tomatoey stewy sort of a thing

I changed my library books too and had a brunch of a ham & cheese toastie and a big mug of good coffee.  Just as well I came home or I'd have spent out - the garage will phone me later this afternoon and I'll get a cab down to pick the car up.  

chilli plants

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:58

Chilli thread here 

but to save time - no, don't put them outside yet - I'd wait until June 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:31

Shame you haven't got any chickens - they'd love those!  But blackbirds and starlings love them - encourage the birds - they keep the blighters under control here - so far!!!

Complete beginner - confused

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:29

Welcome JDDB 

I agree with everything Hostafan has said 

Added to that, don't worry about the clematis - it's probably growing more roots!  There's a lot goes on that we don't see, but you'll see the results later 

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.  Show us some photos (we love looking at other people's plants) and pop in for a chat on Hello Forkers (if you're not too busy gardening).

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:52


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:52


A Sticky or Notice Board thread.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:45

That's what has been done before when something has been required to be easily visible for a while - we keep bumping the Help for Flooded Gardens threads up 

ID - Apple tree

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:40

Lots more information needed - this website might help you 

Also you'll need to wait a bit until the blossom is out fully so you can see the colour etc. 

Another avenue for you - the keepers of the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale have a Fruit ID service - details here

or you can keep your eyes peeled  for one of the several Apple Identification Days held at County and Horticultural Shows and Events throughout the autumn - good luck 



Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:29

Good morning all - won't be around much today - car has to be at the garage for 8.30, then I've got some errands  to do in the city - might spend the day there or might come home on the bus and wait for the car to be ready .......... but after I've drunk my coffee I I won't be around here for a bit so ................ have a good day everyone!!! 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:24

 Here's a picture of leatherjackets - are these what you have?

Hope that's helpful. 

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