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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 08:13

Anyone lost one of these?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 08:11

Good luck Joyce 

Morning Clari   Shame you missed the party - you should've brought your friend   Plenty of room for him to park up around here ......... 

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:21
Kazzi says:

I bought berry tine croecote substitute last year to put on all wood work around house , have rather a lot including decking which had 2 coats, it looked really good everywhere but a year later there is hardly any left on it as has gone back to the colour it was before I did all that hard work, it was expensive and a total waste of time so didn't even really last a year, am never using that again what a con and waste of money. The EU keep stopping everything that actually works , I'm sick of them! I really have not got the time to be doing woodwork every year and is costly, they probably made this rule so we all had to spend more money and work ten times harder! (Same with Henry hovers they only allowed a slower engine now because Poxy EU regulations ) I bet they have gardeners cleaners etc so they don't have to do jobs them selves :( fed up that I now again this year will have to do it all again another 2 weeks of my time ! I don't want to use anything that flakes off I want something like the old original creosote that lasted around ten hrs before re doing it all.. My advise I'd DO NOT BUY THE SUBSTITUTE BARRESTINE CREOCOTE AS IT IS A WAY BELOW and very poor STANDARD SUBSTITUTE! So unless you are prepared to apend all that money and redo it every year do not buy! 

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 Creosote has been banned in Australia on health grounds for years and years ...  that'll be because of the EU then will it ? 

And as for working ten times harder -  if we go for Brexit and the British Workers lose the protection of the EU Working Time Directive you'll see who actually wants us to work even harder 


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:13

Aym - think that's standard all round at the moment.  Check on Daniel and Nora's threads on Site Feedback - that's where  they're keeping us up to date on developments.

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:03

Pac choi growing properly should look like this 

However if sown early in the year, or subjected to some difficult growing conditions (low temperatures, drought etc) it may 'bolt' i.e. send up a flowering spike, as here

It is still perfectly edible and great in a stir fry, as I've described in earlier posts.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 06:38

Good morning all 

Joyce - hope you got some decent sleep and that you get good news from the hospital ((hugs))

Full English with bubble & squeak on it's way when I've cleared up ........ 

what a messy lot you are!

Help yourselves ........ and Wonky's favourite just for her 

More coffee .............................?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:09

Oooh, I love Campari 

OH has just asked if the Tardis can swing round and pick up Kate Bush??? 

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

That's what we think too Verdun 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 17:11

All welcome ... just taken the chipolatas out of the oven, we have Doritos and salsa and creamy dips, smoked salmon and cream cheese canapes and wine gums ............ so far so good ............ 

What is this weed! Please Help

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 16:49

Those are ash tree seedlings - get them out - dig them out - before  you're living in the middle of a forest of huge trees. 

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