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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:18

KEF I'd echo what Tina said re tea drinker's thread. I've posted there too and it is just such a depressing situation for the family. I feel a bit helpless too - wishing I could do somethng practical to help. Having people on here to turn to makes a big difference though. I've found that on several occasions. Our little virtual family can at least give tea drinker plenty of support and advice if nothing else.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 20:12

Sounds about right fidget! 

If only I could get my little darlings to do the same...still...oldest got the metposts out with a lump hammer and the pickaxe so she's done her bit to help! Dishwashing duties for youngest.  

Glad FClub wasn't too horrific GG. You must have worked off your KFC then!

Having tea and bikkie myself just now. I didn't get a lot done in garden today, apart from attacking the laurel, as the rain came back on, but could do with a little break from it all.. At least I don't need to water either.

Hope everyone's had a good day too and not got too wet.

Lilies and little red spiders

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 18:20

Do you mean lily beetles Simon? Red back and black tummy, fall to the ground if you try to get them and lie on their back so they're hard to see. If so, they're  a pest I'm afrid and will ruin your lilies. The grubs do most damage so if you can get rid of the adults first it helps prevent the problem.

Waterlogged front garden

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:37

Ideal Ryan. I've done that quite often- in large pots as well to save on compost. 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:33

Andy I tend to agree with you  - they didn't look too great did they? I felt quite pleased with mine after seeing that! That sounds like a good variety you've got Andy. Would you recommend it? The cherry and small plum types are what I like.  Did you grow from seed?

As Italo said re the sun, I was quite concerned about some of my toms in that really hot spell as the temperature in the growhouse was so high and my back garden is a real sun trap.  Because I'm out all morning it's not always been easy to judge just how 'open' to leave the doors.Was regretting taking quite so much foliage off the biggest plant! It has survived though - just one or two fruits looked a bit the worse for wear.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:22

That's a good idea MrsG- I do like a burning...

It's right next to the shed though, and since I'm moving the laurel so that I can then move the shed, it might defeat the purpose if the whole lot goes up!!  

Have you got a JCB then GG? If you leave on it now, you might get it to me by Saturday or so. Pack some lunch and a flask of tea...


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:10

I've seen the lean-to greenhouses with doors on the long side - since they can't go anywhere else! Don't know if they would be any use to you Singy? Obviously they're a bit smaller because of the shape but perhaps you could get a bigger size to give you the space you want.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:00
punkdoc wrote (see)

Ive always fancied a full set of leathers. It must be a mid life crisis thing. Might be a bit sweaty for gardening in and as for bending down!

Too far pd.....

Verd....more doughnuts? At least it was only 2 this time. naughty naughty. Remember- a moment on the lips and a lifetime on the hips ...or something.

Just in for a cuppa but it's raining now too. Berberis I moved yesterday is looking quite happy but can't a big laurel out.

Now where could I borrow a JCB....

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:22

Zoomer it would be nice if they showed a few re runs of Geoff. He was lovely. 

Jat - I hate to disillusion you - but once daughter went to High School and discovered Chemistry and Biology she wanted to do Forensics - and is now doing Forensic biology at Uni! 

I suppose 'dead bodies' is a bit like Natural History.....

She does still love wildlife etc though!

Needed my coat going to work but not now - sun's out! 


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:35

punkdoc- we need to get a grip and start wearing suitable clothing in the garden -you in your shorts getting stung by nettles and me in my sandals getting stung by a bee I stepped on. From now on - motorbike leathers for you and wellies for me even if it's 40 degrees! 

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