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New lawn ruined

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:56

Just a thought ... is the lawnmower blade nice and sharp?  

The bottom of the grass stems looks yellow because it's been shaded by the top growth.  It will soon green up now it's getting more light. 

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Portugese Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:52

The lady of the house is usually right (or so the man I live with tells me) but just occasionally there has to be an exception 


Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:44

I put them in the compost bin ... eventually we are left with fine plastic gauze which we rake out when we use the compost and put them in the rubbish bin.

 A friend has said  today that this method runs the risk of fine grade plastic getting into the ground ... 

Portugese Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:39

The soil looks very dry ... how much water have they had?  We had an unusually dry winter, spring and early summer.  

I would be giving them at least 1 bucket of water per tree at least 2 - 3 times per week from early March onwards ... more in hot dry spells.  


Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:44

Have a look here ... scroll down to the bit about what to look for, possible contaminants etc 

Redcurrants not ripening.

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:41

I love whitecurrants   

Sorry ... just saying 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:35

I think that if someone's mature enough to watch the stuff that's been going on in Coronation Street recently, then they're mature enough to learn about most bodily functions ... if they're not then they jolly well should be    Or perhaps it should be recognised that Corrie is no longer 'early evening family viewing'.  

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:07
Hostafan1 says:

17C here Dove. Wanna swap?

 No thanks ... I'd have to go upstairs and find a cardi and socks 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:06

But at least people are talking about it ... I remember a woman (we'll call her Jane) in the village where I used to live, not much older than me, who everyone thought was really shy and a bit of a recluse ... for years we only saw her when we went to buy eggs at the farm where she lived although her son was the same age as mine and went to the same school.  

Her life changed when she was 40 and she visited the new GP about something else and said that she wished something could be done about her urinary incontinence which she'd had since her son (a big baby) was born.   Apparently the old GP had told her it was just something that women had to put up with following childbirth.  

A small operation and the use of discreet pads and Jane was able to go out and about, go to school functions, village hall dances, all sorts of social things she'd been longing to do but daren't.  She was such a funny, sociable lovely woman.  What a waste of 9 years!

She told us this at the WI when she stood up and told everyone her story and begged women to talk about the stuff we weren't supposed to talk about.  

Sorry ... lecture over ... but I do feel strongly about it 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 17:06:41

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:54

It's been up to 28.9C here this afternoon ... it's still 26.9C  

Hello Clari ... glad your ear's on the mend 

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