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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Today at 09:33
Hostafan1 says:

I love Boheme. We're seeing Welsh Opera do it next month.

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 we can compare notes Hosta 

Have a lovely day Dove 

I can't say I'm surprised by anything  the Trumpster does now...  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Today at 09:23
Dovefromabove says:

I think if Scotland starts hanging onto our good weather, we might instruct Mrs May to give Nicola Sturgeon an invoice - like the one Trump gave Merkel 

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Don't worry Dove - I think normal service is being resumed tomorrow....

I missed that - what did he invoice her for? Big orange clowny man...

I think I've caught up...not sure I can remember everything though, so apologies for that. Great present Joyce - you'll make good use of that. My oldest is the same age as yours Obelixx- the two of them are getting the hang of this present malarkey now. Useful and cute gardeny themed gifts (fancy string!) 

...but also a ticket for Scottish Opera's La Boheme in May  

LP  - hope all was ok. Difficult to deal with when children aren't nearby, but more difficult in those circumstances. 

Hope AuntyRach is coping without her tea this morning. Not sure I could do that  

Liri- re The Railway Children, that line makes my cry every time I hear it. It's what I wrote on my Dad's funeral flowers. 

Yvie and BL - you had lovely days too. I intended going to the cemetery on the way home yesterday, but will go today. It was so late and with the girls laying on their surprise dinner for me, I felt I couldn't keep them waiting any longer. Felt very guilty though. 

Making a wildlife pond

Posted: Today at 08:15

Some of the ornamental grasses are good for disguising edges - carexes in particular - but avoid the invasive one, who's name I've instantly forgotten  

I'm sure someone will mention it. 

I think most people use liners simply because it's easier. The others have described some of the issues with preformed ones, not least the levels, and getting the hole dug and supported. The planting and surroundings are the easiest bit really. You'll get plenty of advice with various plant suggestions to suit your site. 

Do you absolutely have to use the pond you've got Sandra? I know it's good to get something for free, but if you don't have help to get it properly in place, is it worth the struggle? I'm saying that because I've recently done a cold frame with some windows a friend was having replaced, and it's been more trouble than it's worth! Gift horses and all that...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Today at 08:06

Monring all/afties Pat

Glorious day again here. Scotland has nicked all the best weather for the last few days. I think we deserve it now and again, especially since it was snowing less than a week ago . 

I haven't read what you've been up to yet as I didn't get home till after 9pm. A rather long day, not helped by having to spend half an hour getting my car unstuck from the grass verge where I parked. I was knackered before I set off! These b***ers just sat and watched..


I was getting ready to lasso one and hitch it to the front  

All adds to the fun. Three and a half hours to get home - huge traffic jam. Girls had made dinner for me and got lovely presents too. I felt really bad that it was so late, and too late for me to eat, but I wasn't going to let them down. 

Frit - what it is you do? I love not having to work weekends , having done it for a large part of my earlier life. Infuriating when everyone's saying   'hurray it's the weekend'.  I'm guilty of that too  

I assume Hosta has had a poor night's sleep, and I can see chicky has a good weekend, but I shall read back and see what's what while I'm enjoying a cuppa.

No work this week, but I'll go and take youngest soon. Have a great day everyone, whatever you're doing. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 06:32

Afties Pat - morning to fidget if you're still about, and those to come 

Hope you get the rain and nothing else Pat. We might moan about the weather here in Britain, but at least we don't have that kind of extreme. Gales and floods now and again, but nothing like that sort of devastation.

Yawning a bit here, but I'm up and half organised to walk after I take daughter to work. I'll have quick look here while I eat my porridge. 

Have a good day everyone, whatever the weather and whatever you're up to 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:41

Night Dove - I'm off shortly too. Collecting fairylet from work and then I should get to bed and hopefully a half decent sleep  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:32

Glad you had a lovely day Liri. Congrats to OH and his troupe  

Like your 'towel' comment too 

I got my back grass cut ( that sounds a bit rude  )   I dug a lot of grit into the soil to help drainage because of the rainfall. It seems to be doing the trick. It had dried out well. The grass in the front is mostly moss so no cutting needed yet! 

I've recorded the Ireland prog so will watch it tomorrow if I get a chance. 

Bottomless strawberry planter?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:06

Can't see why it would be a problem at all lb. 

The only issue is that you're using up space in a bed that you could use for something else. You could always make a stand of some kind for it, or place it on top of an upturned pot of a similar size, and then put it in another part of your garden if you have a suitable spot 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 19:59

I'm certainly not getting a lie in - is it too much to hope that I'll get a cup of tea made for me when I get home?  

I don't think you've been lazy at all fidget. That's a fair bit of work done. Nice when it's productive too. Did you sell the man a plant instead? 

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 19:55

I was likin the lichen Kitty  

They grow in the most inhospitable parts of the landscape. Real survivors. There were some lovely little ones inside the summit cairn on a Glenshee Munros I was on last year. They cling to gaps in the rock and produce these tiny little coloured 'spores', for want of a better word, which look like tiny flowers.

Some plants are big and blousy and you can see them for miles. Others need to be sat beside and examined in detail, close up. All part of the wonderful plant tapestry. 

Bit like people I suppose 

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