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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:51

Morning all. A bit absent yesterday - had to come back early from my walk as I didn't feel well. I was struggling early on but pushed on till I realised it was daft. Had to lie down when I got home. Always  next week.

I've just seen Lyn's sad news too. Thinking of you Lyn. You couldn't have done more than you did. I doubt anyone could. Sending you a huge virtual hug xxx

Everyone seems so much farther on with pricking out seeds but it's nice to hear and see all your activities- love the mouse puzzler chicky  

RB - contact the mods if someone is contacting you by PM and they will hopefully attend to it. It's an all or nothing thing otherwise. 

doc - know exactly how you feel about the neighbour but try and rise above it. Be better than him, as we all know you are.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:15

Morning all - hope you got that sleep Lyn. You cope so well with it all - you're a credit to both your parents. xxx

Greta news for you all too chicky - my friend's dad had a serious inherited heart condition and when it all came to a ahead, they discovered that, because he was so fit (former Marine) his heart created it's own bypass. At least you know what's happened and how it's being treated. I expect you'll have slept better last night too

Just leaving in a few moments to walk so I hope you all have a grand day. Think the car windscreen needs scraped first though ...


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:02

I'll need a simmitt or summat on the summit...

My seeds are only sown recently so that they're sturdy enough to put out by the time it's warmer. Nothing tender 


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 19:18

Would you like the loan of a simmitt Verd? 

Smoking yew and conifers!!

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 18:43

Beat me to it nut 

Tree pollen's earlier than grass Sandy 


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 18:41


Verdun wrote (see)


fleece your tender stuff tomorrow  


Let's leave my tender stuff out of this Verd.... 


Been trying very hard to snow here this afternoon. Not much above freezing just now.

To be good tomorrow but diddley darn chilly for the hills so I'll be well 'fleeced' Verd  


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:54

They do prefer a lighter, freer draining soil but with a bit of depth B3. I have clay soil but always grew them quite easily in raised areas with plenty of grit to counteract the rain. 

Are you planting out small plants? They can be vulnerable to slug damage when small .

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:48

The yellow ones would fit with my colour scheme Joyce, but I don't have many gaps now - unless I create another border once the extension's built 

There's a white one as well....

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:40

It was around 5 at lunchtime KEF - minging. 

The blue poppies would be very happy here - well they would if I liked them  

We do have the perfect climate for them. Perhaps I'll change my mind about the colour one day....don't hold your breath.... 

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:13

They love shallow water which heats up quickly Wendy. As the others have said, once you get more wildlife in, they'll get eaten.

I've always used tap water for ponds. We have soft water here but even if you haven't, by the time you've left it for a few days and organised planting and generally tootled about, it will be fine.  

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