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Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:21

 Plenty of tomatoes here 

Bacon's under the grill .... 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:58

As I drove to work yesterday I could smell bacon sarnies - I've got the day off today - shall I make bacon sarnies for brekkie?  How many and who wants a slice of grilled tomato in theirs?


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:47

Oooh, tea and toast on the train - I remember travelling down south on the Brighton Belle to pick up a bridesmaid - we went First Class for a treat and had scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast as it was the week before we were getting married - in 1970!!!


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:37

Fascinating!  Thanks for letting us know - I shall keep my eyes open for them on dock leaves. 

Fig Tree

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:28

Mine are just the same, a second crop this year of almost fully-grown figs - I'm going to leave them another week as we have a relative heatwave forecast, but I'm almost resigned to the fact that I'm going to have to remove them - I'll then get the fleece ready to protect the embryo fruits from frost - the tree's still of a size to make this feasible and I can attach fleece to the fence behind it to make a 'lean to tent' so it should get plenty of air around it while still being protected. 

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:21

Yes, we've got a lot of rain forecast today and most of my outdoor tomatoes are nearly ripe, so I'll pick them all and bring them indoors to finish off before the rain starts. 

compost and manure advice

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:19

Absolutely agree with all of the above - get on with the compost heat when you can, but don't fret about it - gardening is supposed to help us relax 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:16

Morning all  My parcel arrived yesterday - warm jumpers now in chest of drawers

The sun's been coming up in a red-gold sky with lots of pink fluffies around - rain is forecast for later so as I've got the day off I'll use it to visit my parents and possibly pop a bit further south to see son and daughter-in-law.  Then when the weather picks up (as they've promised it will) I'll have tomorrow and the weekend to play in the garden 

Hope your back's better soon Stacey!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:34

Hello folks!   I'm nearly ready to fall asleep on the sofa  


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 08:00

FG, they're a cross between pansies and violas, and have the best traits of both, larger flowers than a viola, but they will cope with the worst the winter can throw at them, and as soon as the snow has cleared they're blooming their socks off again, and have a gorgeous scent.  They come in a wide range of colours,( including the ones with faces) - I tend to go for one of the blue mixes, look wonderful all stuffed in together in a pot   I get them from Notcutts at this time of year  

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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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