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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:38

Kef, my great grandad was listed in the 1910 census as a tripe dresser and seller in Shirebrook.  He went on and up to have a stall selling wet fish and shellfish.My Nan told us how they used to boil all the live crabs before selling them on the market.

She used to stuff her fingers in her ears as the crabs "screamed"

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:31

Throwing out all your medical books? Isn't that a bit drastic punkdoc?

I have the loft boarded out. I admit to keeping all my uni books and manuals, and notes. It was three years of my life, and I havn't looked at them in 30 years, But I can't bring myself to chuck them out yet.

MIL was a collector. 3 cubic yards of books. Lots of collections. When one was sufficient, the next started.  Trouble is her treasures were not as valuable today as she thought. Disposing off them is hard , as we feel we are betraying her, but we don't have the space  or inclination to keep them.

As for dad's garage..... it was supplemented by grandads shed when he died. My brother has a garage full of tools already.   Anyone want a set of imperial spanners suitable for tanks? (Dad and Grandad and a couple of cousins were all in the REME.)

Mum however has an awful lot of plant pots.  Clarington  did you decide what size you want.? Mansfield is not far from Sheffield. I'm sure some could be dropped off on a trip to MeadowHELL.

Plant ID help

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:40

Main plant is an aquilegia, with a lupin coming up in the bottom left hand corner.

The aquilegia looks big enough to flower in May.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 07:38

Sunny but hard frost here. I sowed cosmos last week. My salvia patens are starting to germinate, also S. Turkestanica and Verbascum bananas and custard.Very patchy germination of four packets of sweet pea seeds, but I should still have enough.

Blue poppy plants are showing their furry noses, but weeds are starting to grow.

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:31

Have you tried ebay or freecycle.?

Chesterfield if you're quick.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Terracotta-Pots-10-Pots-In-Various-Sizes-Condition-/121599472139

 

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:26

Exactly what size are you looking for? Do you mind old ones or do you want new ones?

Can anyone ID this plant please?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:39

It looks like a yucca gloriosa, also known as spanish dagger. The points on the leaves are vicious

 

Tomato blight

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:13

Free blight resistant tomato seeds to experiment with. First 1000 applicants only

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4JmB0hKPMNqNXqMKLctw1lf/tomato-seed-giveaway

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:10

Free blight resistant tomato seeds. Appy online. no postage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4JmB0hKPMNqNXqMKLctw1lf/tomato-seed-giveaway

first 1000 applicants.

I notice Kew on a plate and gardeners world are now repeated Saturday afternoon on BBC2.

 

 

free tom seeds

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:07

here is the website link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4JmB0hKPMNqNXqMKLctw1lf/tomato-seed-giveaway

then you need to do each seed company in turn.

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