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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:54

Congratulations Clari!!!  Well deserved   Let's hope the increased publicity helps your funding situation. 

Best plant bible

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 18:48

I've got so many ... but the one that's been used the most is John Cushnie's How to Prune - clear and utterly reliable 

It's even got muddy thumb prints on some pages 'cos it's been taken out into the garden so I can really understand what I need to do. 

Last edited: 22 November 2016 18:50:12

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 16:26

Lorries stuck in the lanes around Coddenham was a fairly frequent occurrence even back in the day when I lived around there. One was usually a beet lorry. 

Just had something really nice happen. I got a thread caught in the workings of my sewing machine and had to disassemble the bobbin race. Then I simply couldn't get it back together. In desperation I phoned a sewing machine and sewing stiff shop in the city. Bring it in they said so I did. I thought I'd have to leave it there but they fixed it - it took about 10 mins as mines not a make they're familiar with. They let me test it and it works perfectly and they refused to charge me a penny.

  A big cheer for Sew Creative of Norwich!

when to cut down phacelia green manure

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 14:20

I would have dug it in before flowering - now that it's flowered you are likely to have a lot of self-sown seedlings appear all over the bed in the spring.  

I have found that phacelia is best just grown for a few weeks in the summer.  Then before it flowers, you cut it down and use the top growth in the compost heap and dig the roots in.  

Alternatively you can sow in September and it should over-winter without flowering, then dig it in in the spring before it flowers.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 13:35

That's ok then Pdoc 

Wonky - I love herons   Elegant and gawky at the same time   The traffic in Ipswich has been on the national news!  

Note ... I have not volunteered to clean your oven!

OH has discovered our new steam cleaner - I think it is now his - he is happy in the kitchen in a cloud of steam - all I've been allowed to do is put the racks in a plastic bag and tip some cleaning fluid into it. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 13:00

Oh, that's a shame   I don't suppose I've got much that you want - I do have some Hosta 'Blue Angel' seeds (open pollinated) if you're interested? 

Memories of the past

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 12:56

We're huge Peter Skellern fans here.  Sadly he is terminally ill, but has just achieved a lifetime's ambition of being ordained an Anglican priest.  There was a feature about him on the radio not long ago. 

His albums are still available on Amazon. 

Last edited: 22 November 2016 12:58:23

Memories of the past

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 11:11

The Good Old Days is being repeated on TV at the moment - well, not this very moment, but we watched one last week and the week before - so good - Hinge & Bracket, Bernard Cribbins, Ken Dodd, John Inman and Patricia Hayes are just a few of the acts we've watched lately.  

Think it's on BBC 4 but I can't swear to it .............. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 10:47
punkdoc says:

Hi all.

I might be mistaken, but I think a friend of ours might have won an award for her museum in Sheffield. If so congratulations, if not you should have!

Force of the water when the stream flooded has ripped out a lot of plants, but easier to deal with than a flooded house. Water levels going down, but a lot of Sheffield is badly affected.

See original post

 Pdoc, glad you're ok - can you salvage the plants or will you have to get some new ones?

Looks like she's been Highly Commended  

Brilliant!     Maybe that'll help firm up their funding. 

Last edited: 22 November 2016 10:48:27

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