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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:46

I totally missed what went off.  However reading between the lines, I think Punkdoc and Verdun need their heads banging together. I bet if they met up they would probably get along.  Winding each other up just escalates.   Back to gardening....

P.S. i think both of you have something to add to the forum.

Last edited: 20 March 2017 20:46:35

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:40

We have now moved both of mine and one of his. Just the last lot to go. They want a copy of a bank statement, his passport, marriage certificate and birth certificate. All certified copies sent today.  The clock is ticking.  Then we have all the pension pots under our control.  Now we start plotting the bucket list.  Australia here we come.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:30

Sweet peas I sowed a fortnight ago are up. The broad beans aren't yet. Salad leaves are germinating well in the  greenhouse. It's definitely Spring. The grass had its first cut yesterday, and I remarked  that all the dotty whiteness of snowdrops had gone, and the garden had changed to yellow spottiness (daffs).

I also had some good news today. The pension I started trying to move last October, finally landed in my account today.Funny thing is, it was transferred three days after I instituted the complaints procedure.

Cheers. Try mixing a splash of mango or raspberry absolut with prosecco or cava.

Saving Runner Beans

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:00

I hope not Phillipa. If it's  Daft Tuesday I've lost a day. I thought it was Manic Monday.

Any ideas what this plant is called

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:39

Sorry, but the thumbnail photos are too small to see anything.

Any chance of a larger photo?

Squirrel proof magnolia?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:33

Plant  a sacrificial camellia. We had one flower open out of hundreds last year. They only turned to the magnolia after they had eaten all the camelia flowers.

Lots of bulb weeds in newly laid turf

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 11:57

Regular mowing will sort bulbs out. You can spot weed using a glyphosate gel.  I would clear land using glyphosate first, but it only works on actively growing plants. If the turf was laid in the winter, there would be no point applying glyphosate to bare land. 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:51

Yeah but I've been working 44 years.... not all full time, but enough to give me a full pension. It's just that they won't let me have it for another six years.

Last edited: 15 March 2017 18:52:16

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:39

Someone asked for the photo of my 101 year old Great Aunt on a swing. At the weekend, we were a my aunts Diamond wedding anniversary. I saw the 2nd cousin who took the photo and she is going to send me a copy.  I didn't know you got a message from the queen for diamond weddings.  She got an A5 size photo and a message. My dad died three months before it would have been my parents diamond wedding.  At this sort of age, chocolates and flowers become the norm.

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:33

Na, swinging a scuba tank around helps.

 Today a customer was guessing peoples ages. The 32 yr old she got at 34. The 28 yr old was 24. Me , she decided was 41.    Should have gone to specsavers...

Have you got a new dog yet, Verdun. ?

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