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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:36

No tcm. I don't go on any others. Where I work is where I worked for 20 years after I left school. I left when I had my girls and went back 7 years ago after doing something else. I work in the rosette company. I used to produce the show and WHP ponies/horses for my employers so travelled about a bit to all the shows. Haven't ridden since I was pregnant with oldest daughter who's now 19. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:28

Bev ! 

MrsG it's alovely idea- I'm very flattered that you bought something I suggested- I hope it doesn't die on you now or take over the garden ! 

I used to buy a plant on the girls' birthdays when they were little. 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:12


Don't know if I have any - cos I ain't  looked! 

...but I will now!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:11

Evening all. Bit late on here for me but was outside and then got dinner etc.

Daughter's results arrived- address hadn't been updated properly by the school  so they'd been sent to last address 

She did fine- passed everything and had a selection of grades from A's to D's - 2 of each - so not too much to worry about! More chocolate was consumed though! Thanks for all the kind comments and support 

Police still round the corner at the house of the gunman involved in yesterday's shooting up here. The owner of the place where it happened was killed. He was a regular customer at the eq. centre where I work - they get their rosettes from us - and we also know some of the gunman's family -his sister was a regular customer at the saddlery shop we have.

Not very nice.

Hope everyone's had a good day.

GG- you're working too hard. You need another little holiday 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:58

Antony - perhaps you could invest in some sheep if the flymo's no good!!

You have plenty on your plate with new twins so I wouldn't worry too much about the grass. If you chop it down and let it get back to a manageable height you can take it from there! In another month the growth will slow a bit anyway and you'll get some rain in the coming weeks to revive it, so it won't be too bad going into the autumn and winter.  Then you can start on it next spring with a new maintenance programme!  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:46

MrsG - that's a nice plant to have and to remind you, even if it's a little sad too 

Where have I been now chick??  Deano's??? I've been so busy haven't I? 

Tina's pond, KEF's new poppy.....mmm where will  I go now....?


Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:36

If you hadve a nice seating area planned - a few scented plants there would be ideal, even if it's just annuals or something in pots during the main season. I forgot to mention grasses as we couldn't have them -they just got eaten! Some of the Carexes are lovely near ponds- there's some good green/gold varieties as well as the bronze ones,  and Hakonechloa  'Aurea' (arching green/yellow leaves) is particularly 'Japanesey'!  Most of the carexes are evergreen too. 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:48

Not sure I'm fully grasping the problem  antony - why is the grass such different lengths? Do you have hollows and bumps in the ground or the type of seed you've used?

Normally you cut about a third of the height off, and cut once a week or so in the growing season, so you'd need a mower that you could adjust accordingly so that you can gradually reduce it's height withou causing too much stress to the grass. If you can't do that, you'll have to just cut it and let it grow to a reasonable height that will suit the mower you have, then maintain it.  When it's around 3" long that's the stage when you'd say 'it's badly needing cut!' Aim to keep it around a couple of inches long during the summer months so that it doesn't get parched and brown if there's not much rain. It  depends on the type of climate you have in your area too,so it may not need to cut as often in dry areas but may need more in wetter ones. 

Hope that's of some use but if you can post a pic or give more info it helps too! 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:36

Having lunch - nice view at work chick! 

Thanks for all the kind wishes for no.  2 daughter - post doesn't come till mid afternoon so will have to wait an see  She has managed to struggle on  with the help of some Galaxy chocolate - the brave little soldier.....

Does that come across as sarcastic as it's meant to? 

Stacey if you mention C*******s shopping on here before December we'll have to ban you..... The 'C' word isn't allowed in my house till then. Surprisingly, the girls stuck to that even when little!

Nice now so might venture out for more hard labour. The shooting incident that happened up here yesterday involved customers where I work, and the man who did it lived near me. I knew his sister quite well as she was a regular customer in the saddlery shop we have, which I worked in prior to having my children.  They used to live on the neighbouring farm to where it happened.  Not good.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:14

Dove it's your world that'll be your lobster....have you got a three wheeled van and a market stall by any chance? 

Trip would be nice especially if cake's on offer. Will we have to get there early to beat Verd? 

Work beckons so off I go 

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