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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:35

Toad in the Hole and Swiss Chard for supper - real comfort food 

Sprinkler's been on the Shady Bank all evening, moving it along every 20 mins or so.  I'll put it on the veg and herbs in the morning before work.  This free-draining loam was great last year - this year ...................................................


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 08:01

Got one of those FG - he's my OH   

No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 07:52

Soldacki are turning red Italophile   and the others are looking promising.... Anna Russian are trying to join the runner beans up the wigwam - but the biggest trusses are on the Pink  Gaetano 

Apologies for talking tomato on the squash thread 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 07:41

Planning on getting the builder's lad to dig the pond - too many tree roots for me to tackle 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 06:54

Garden centres often have hedgehog food along with the wild bird food.  

Magpies come after the food we put out so we put it underneath shallow-ish wooden boxes with one end cut out (the sort of boxes you can get from the greengrocer).


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 06:41

Hi Gid Joiner

There've been a few technical issues with the forum, which are getting sorted but these things take time .... we are all being patient   I find the 'My Posts' under my username and log-in a useful way to check on any replies 

No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 06:35

I grew Harrier last year and got a crop even in the most awful season - I was really impressed!  

Haven't grown any this year solely because I have a forest of tomato plants in my garden courtesy of Italophile - next year I shall be more restrained in my tomato-growing .... I think 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 06:26

Good morning all   gorgeous golden sunrise here, robins and wrens singing away.  I've just had a little wander around the garden in my jimjams as I do first thing in the morning - my aquilegia alpina seedlings are coming up 

A friend on the Food Forum has sent me some A. White Swan seeds, so I'll have to sow them this weekend   I wish I was retired Right Now - there's so much I have to do ....

Panda  your yellow flower is one of the Golden Rods (solidago)  related to the aster family.  It will selfseed everywhere given half a chance but is easily weeded out when little.  Lots of it in the garden on the farm when I was little 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 06:11

I'd love to have one - I don't really have the space, but I am so tempted every autumn when I see them colour up ....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:55

Good evening all 

Good to see you Pentillie   Positive thoughts to your daughter and 'more power to your elbows' to you and her mum for helping out with the little ones at this difficult time ((hugs))

Difficult day at work, but other's problems help put mine into perspective - after all, not many weeks left to work now!!!  Then I can start planning the pond and the new front border in earnest. 


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