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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:26

Fairy I spoke to Wonky this morning - she hadn't eaten anything but dried toast, but at least that had stayed put.  I won't ring her any more in case she's sleeping - she said she really wants to go to work tomorrow, so plenty of rest today is important. 

Not sure if I'm sensible or normal, but I make sure everyone has enough cake and coffee

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:12

Welcome Betty   Good to 'meet' you

I've been into the city and bought pattern and wool for 'matinée coat' for nephew's baby due in May.  Then I discovered that despite having all my needles, all Ma's needles and all of Little Granny's needles, I didn't have the size I needed - so I've braved the ring road at rush hour to get the right needles from Hobbycraft. 

As I drove into the carpark I just managed to avoid a liver-roan cocker spaniel without  collar, lead or human being who was dashing across the carpark on his own at full speed.  He seemed to know where he was going - I hope he did - last seen disappearing under an archway near the river, with several people standing watching as he flashed past.

Monty's Dog

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 15:49

I've had dogs all my life ... until now ... OH gets a wheezy chest if he lives for any length of time with a dog ... it's such a shame 'cos he loves them too ... so we borrow other people's

We know all the dogs who go for walks past our house, and Charlie the Basset can be mine if I give his owner my car

OH has special doggie friends who go to see him at the farm shop.

I've had labradors,  terriers, springer spaniels,  a dachshund x (although nominally that one belonged to Wonky) and a lab x German Shepherd. 

If I was on my own all day I'd definitely have a dog - someone other than myself to talk to

Monty's Dog

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:56

Dogs like it if you talk to them, but they don't mind if you have a quiet day.  They give you company on the days you don't want to see people.  You can tell them all your troubles and innermost thoughts and they will never tell anyone.  Dogs give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning, but they don't mind if you go back to bed, as long as they can do the same

raspberry fertilizer

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:49

I would give them a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and water it well in at this time of year.  Then  I'd water them with diluted tomato feed once a month until the flowers have set fruit. 

Dog wee and my lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:40
I think it's asking a lot of a all lawn to cope with the wear and tear meted out by 12 busy paws the year round, even without the problem of the pee. If you're not "into lawns" I'd not attempt a lawn in that situation.

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:28
I totally agree with Busy Lizzie keep the row and and ditch the ash. We've just had one of the two large ashes in our garden felled. It cost ??500 to have done. They get very big quite quickly!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:38

Have a lovely day Chicky and Mr C

Hoping Wonky's on the mend ...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:33

 There you are Clari - and well deserved!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:16

BL I think it's worth trying - this post on an old thread suggests that the stems can form roots

Hollie- Hock wrote (see)

Cosmos are lovely flowers- I've been growing the Purity ones for the first time this year.

Interesting what you said about the white roots. One of mine got really battered earlier this year and the stem was badly bent- the plant was still alive so I just left it resting on the ground.Just by chance I picked up the stem the other day and there are loads of roots coming out of the stem that was on the ground. So I guess it is possibly to take stem cuttings

Mine will probably get leggy too as they're on the dining room windowsill at the moment and will be going into the east-facing mini greenhouse later, so let us know how yours get on if you plant them deep.

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