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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 19:23

It wasn't too  shabby Dove 

Hope you're feeling a bit better now.

I have my feet up too - nice shower, in my jammies, and had a cheese toastie for dinner  

Plants and Cat Poop

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 18:58

I used to have a cat that could pee down the loo pansyface. He wasn't smart enough to do that though  

I'll pass on the septic tank pix too.....I've seen what blocked pipes leading to those are like....

Poundland plant haul help

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 18:52

Why are you putting them in the garage, joanna? 

Alliums are hardy. Plant them in a pot if the ground isn't suitable, or you don't have a place for them yet. They'll dry out if you just leave them. Or rot. They may not flower very well this year, but they'll be fine for next year. 

Depending what the other bulbs are, you can do the same with them. If they're not hardy types, you'd still be better getting them into a pot and protecting them with bubblewrap, fleece or plastic until it's warm enough to plant them out. If you have some bricks or timber, or something similar, you could make a basic cold frame for them. They'll need some light now, so a garage isn't really suitable.

The forsythia and buddleia, like the peony, are also hardy. Pot them up too. Just keep them somewhere sheltered outside for now and once they've put on some growth in a couple of months or so, you can plant them out . Bare root plants won't appreciate being dried out, so avoid that. Potting them up will allow you to keep them moist enough till they start growing. 

Hibiscus is a bit more tender I think, so will need some protection. I would get that in some soil/compost anyway.  I've never grown it as I doubt it would be happy up here in the Scottish climate.  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 18:36


Hope your hair isn't too damaged. What a silly boy you are. As long as it's not 'Trump' like, you could always wear a hat  

Happy days Joyce.  

I think the Alcan factory that was there closed a while ago too - eaten up by one of the big boys for producing tin foil. 

I reckon I can safely say that my lunchtime view was better than most people's today. Whatcha reckon?  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 17:46

Evening all - back from the hill, and what a little cracker it was too 

Minus 3 when I left - sorry Dove - didn't have time to scrape your car too. Lots of fog on the way, and I think it didn't lift at all in many areas, especially central belt. No probs up at Kinlochleven - better than some summer days we get! Glorious blue sky and the watery sun was pleasantly warm enough when you were in the sheltered bits of the hill. Chilly up top and no shelter, so I couldn't hang around too long, especially with gloves off. Fab though, and views to die for. 

Are you bringing home a pony from the New Forest chicky?   

I didn't intentionally not have the heating on Hosta - the pressure had dropped.  Had brekkie while it warmed up a bit. You've never mentioned that you hate the cold....

It's on now anyway - it was only about 1 degree when I came in. I shall have a shower and a cuppa now, and see what you've all been doing, before I see if there's anything for dinner...if I can be bothered 

Plants and Cat Poop

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 07:18

Thanks pansyface - I'm having my breakfast... 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 07:16

Morning anyone who's up and afties Pat. Can you send one of those cockatoos over? If they scream when it's going to rain, they'd get sore throats in Scotland! Maybe not recently, as it's been uncommonly dry this winter.

Glad it's not too hot for you - my heating hadn't come on this morning, pressure had dropped, so it's a bit chilly! Having my porridge first then a shower once it's warmed up a bit 

Frosty here after a damp evening so i'll need to scrape the car. Bit of mist and fog about but it's supposed to clear - where I'm heading as well. Fingers crossed.

Worms and Worm Casts

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 19:16

I think you'll find that most people here wouldn't support a chemical attack either, Tony, and the usual, natural method is to brush the casts off the grass. Worms are important for the soil structure for grass, or any other plant,  and are the gardener's friend  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 19:12

I'm surprised you had any washing at all Hosta - bearing (or should that be 'baring' ?) in mind you like sunbathing au naturel....

All my chores are done. Dinner been had. Washing up done and washing folded and sorted. Having a cuppa and feet up.....

...that ice cream van has just gone by!  


Posted: 20/01/2017 at 17:22

I think you know my view on this one philippa - seems everyone else kinda agrees.....

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