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Posted: 20/04/2017 at 18:52

I've always used my fingers and if that's not enough a jet of water from the hosepipe will do the job but I always leave a few for the bluetits ... and because we've always ensured they will be able to find food, for the past couple of years I've not had a greenfly problem on the roses because our resident pair of bluetits and their fledglings are busy hopping about in the roses, honeysuckle and clematis hoovering up the greenfly.

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broken knee

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 18:44

You need a Waffle Air cushion like the ones some wheelchair users have - much more comfortable than an ordinary cushion and allows some air circulation.  Think you can get them from Amazon and from those Mobility shops that sell wheelchairs etc.  On the other hand you might be able to borrow one from St John's Ambulance? 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:27

Sausages Rb?  Cold cooked sausages????  Food of the gods!!!  Green with envy here ....

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:25

Clothes have been flattened ... curry made and chuntering gently on the hob.  I'll add some spinach, cook a bit of rice and heat some naans as soon as OH arrives home in about half an hour 

broken knee

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:20

Is OH up for all the dog walking, garden watering etc?  I suppose he'll have to be ...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 15:41

((hugs)) for DD ... onwards and upwards!!! 

I'm home - the Green Flag man changed the fuse and it worked.  He started filling in his paperwork and I thought I'd try to start it again ... it wouldn't Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!  He changed it again and it got me home and started again, but I'll have to book it in at a garage for next week ... my regular one recommended one with better diagnostics than they've got, but his recommendation can't fit me in until 2/3rd May!  So I've phoned a third ... they specialise in Renault and Citroen but aren't a dealership with associated £100 per hour charges.  I've got to phone them again tormorrow and they'll fit me in next week.  ..... in the meantime I shall stay at home and play in the garden.  I have a dentist appt tomorrow but will go on the bus.  Now I shall make a curry for supper and do some of that clothes flattening thing on a board 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 13:50

I knew there was some sort of punishment for going to the GC twice in two days! I'm stuck in the car park waiting for thd Green Flag man to come and rescue me ... i think that fuse has blown again   Garage couldn't find anything wrong when if blew a month or so ago, but ... 

broken knee

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 13:44

Oh no! Poor you ((hugs)) take it easy and get well soon. 

Youll have lots of time to noodle on here with us 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:24

The lads are back - the Skyrockets have been replaced by fastigiate yews ... possibly 'Standishii' - far more appropriate for that garden.

However, the white lilac, which is just bursting into bloom, is being felled and shredded ... some people have no soul 

I have to go to the GC now to get more module inserty thingies for my pricking out ......... can I pick up something for someone?  

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:19

I agree with Lyn .... reduce their height by half - you'll get a nice thick hedge from top to bottom that way, rather than thick at the top and bare stems at the bottom. 

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