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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:44

I'm in the bath. Only safe place in the house. I cleared one side of the kitchen yesterday. The living room is full of boxes. The microwave is on the dining table. My brother and hubby are ripping out one side of the kitchen, removing oven and hob, so no cooking from now on for about a week. Then he is putting in new electric points for new appliances. I might go up to the greenhouse and plant a few broad beans.

I think it will be the Thai palace for dinner tonight.

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:39

Big difference between square feet and feet square, as has been debated on another thread.

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 23:20

Could you give an idea of dimensions? I'm guessing 20ft by 80foot at the moment. Is it shaded by trees at any point?

Does it get sun all day long?

Have you got a photo,? You can upload a photo using the tree icon in the tool bar.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:59

Last year, I had some left in the ground from the previous year, I planted some in April, and the last lot at the beginning of June.  The last ones to go in nearly caught up the earlies. I had gladioli from August until late October. I don't think there is any point using up greenhouse space in potting them up unless you are desperate for early blooms.  Plenty of time for the weather and soil conditions to change.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:47

The problem is the wide variation due to varying light levels and air and soil temperatures. What is it you want to know for?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 14:49

Spring here. The pond is full of frogs, and the Heron has decided to take up residence in the apple tree that gives it a good view.


Posted: 02/03/2016 at 14:39

We had a bit of light drizzle this morning.


Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 09:17

You've never been to Cornwall, Nut????

More gorgeous lush gardens and plants than any other county in England.

Cornwall always has a soft spot in my heart.



Posted: 01/03/2016 at 00:27

March here. White rabbits etc.

Very quiet tonight. I'm only up because of jetlag

In the morning, mum is having a couple of pallets of compost delivered, and I have been pressganged into helping to get it in to the garage. I ought to go to bed and get some sleep really


New build house - Lawn issues

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:23

My brother had a new build. The lawn was  already laid , over clay subsoil and rubble. The turves dried up like sandwiches, curling at the corners.

He dug it up, removed the large bits of rubble, rotovated in the contents of my mums compost heap plus a few sacks of cheap grobags. He then seeded it and has a lovely lawn.

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