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Where would i get one of these

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 06:06

The difference between a crome and a right angled fork is that with the crome it is the tines that are bent whereas the fork is set onto the handle at right angles - and I understand that is what defines a crome, whether it has two, three or four tines.  When I was a child in Suffolk these were still being used for their original purpose on the next door farm as they still had working horses, and I'm sure that many East Anglian farms still have a few in a shed somewhere.

The 4-tine tiller on the Blackberry Lane site is also different from the crome as it is the haft of the tiller that is bent rather than the tines as with the crome.

Going off on a slight tangent, the name 'crome' refers to it being 'bent' and may well share it's origin with the word 'chrone' used to describe a 'bent old woman'.  Indeed it is thought possible that  the Norfolk painter John Crome may well have had an ancestor with scoliosis of the spine, giving rise to the family name.

Of course, in Norfolk and Suffolk it is not pronounced with a round 'o' as in home, but the 'o' is sounded a bit more like the 'u' in push.  

I would scour the internet for Farm Deadstock sales and similar - you might pick up a second-hand one at a place like that.

Where would i get one of these

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:33

In Norfolk and Suffolk it's known as a Crome and used for pulling manure from off the horsedrawn tumbril when spreading farmyard manure on the fields.

If you scroll down on this site you'l see a Long Draw Form or Crome. 

frost in the east coast greenhouse

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 06:52

Alan, when they were younger my parents gardened on the East Anglian coast and my son lives just a mile inland.  They've found that in the winter they don't get the very cold drops in temperature that we experience, just a few miles inland, and they don't get the heavier snowfalls.  Even last winter they only got a sprinkling of snow when we were struggling under a couple of feet of the stuff.  What they do get is a biting northeasterly wind so when planning your new garden look for sheltered south-west facing corners, and create lots more   And a spot out of the prevailing wind for your greenhouse - for several reasons! 


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 06:30

Good morning all   I've switched the heating on - does that mean it's A............???

It was flippin' cold first thing this morning - thought I'd warm the bathroom up before showering 

Another coffee needed .............

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 06:07
Gid Joiner wrote (see)

.......I guess you learn something new every day, Thanks again 

That's part of what makes gardening so great 

Junior Gardeners World

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:46

And the discussion was about the advisability or not of having a children only gardening section, and your site was mentioned as an example - the thread then evolved, as threads often do, into a conversation about the perils of the internet for the unwary and vulnerable.

If Harry's hurt by the discussion then that's a shame - I imagine he's quite a savvy young person and is well aware of the perils of the internet so understands that it's wise to warn people to check things out before getting involved.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:31

You need a colour that's going to set off the colours of the flowers that are there - for instance if you had a lot of forgetmenots they would disappear if the background was Forgetmenot Blue.

Junior Gardeners World

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:13

Not this website I think 

The discussion you're referring to took place at the beginning of this year 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:10

Hello folks  Well the morning turned sunny for a little while - since then we've had torrential rain and wind - I've been out and picked some raspberries in the pouring rain and popped them in the freezer to do something delightful for Christmas at a later date. I've also been out in the rain and filled the hedgehogs dishes and put them into sheltered corners - and we've got the fire on in the sitting room.  

I think that 'A' word is upon us 

Lasagne bulb planting

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 07:05

Not iris, but thought I'd mention that deep rose pink tulips layered with scilla or muscari, timed to come out at the same time look lovely together. 

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