Latest posts by Girasole

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 08:34

Yes, blue, blue sky and sun here, too in Cambridge but still only 1C!


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 08:27

Yes, I too watched it and found it fascinating. Amusing how it followed Carol Klein's last programme which is always delightful but talk about one extreme to the other.

As long as we have lots of gardening programmes I am certainly not complaining...

Talkback: Gardeners' World Magazine Seed Club

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 08:23

Morning Forkers, hope you are all well. I have been so busy with all sorts of other  things that I haven't had a chance to pop in here for ages

I received my first email about the GW Seed Club earlier this week but haven't had time to look at it properly yet but at a first glance it looks good. I must say I like the idea of being told what to do and when and how to do it - being an amateur I need a leading hand until I hopefully get the hang of things.!

Geoff, any news on the house sale front? Hope so for your sake.

Best type of bird feeder for a city garden?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:35

flowering rose, thank you for all that information - I shall bear it in mind 

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 07:54

'Morning all

Hope all well with you and yours - apologies for not being in touch but life has been somewhat manic.


Best type of bird feeder for a city garden?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 07:50

I now live in a city and wish to feed the birds. I already have two metal poles like shepherd's hooks which, in the past in the country, were effective against squirrels. What sort of bird feeders should I now buy that would feed small birds and bigger ones like blackbirds. Also, what feeds, please?

In the meantime the blackbirds have a wonderful time in the birdbath which I unfreeze every morning


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 08:32

Dove - just spent a while trying to find out about who is replacing Andrew Marr and it will be James Langdale (? spelling)

Oh yummy - still tasting the delicious cooked breakfast I have just polished off. All part of the 'losing weight' malarky! At least as far as Slimming World is concerned.

Have set myself the target of losing 4lbs by Saturday when I am off to London for the day - any bets?

Grey and gloomy here but hopefully it will pick up.

Bye for now and happy gardening if that is what you are planning to do 




Fork Handles

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 06:46

Morning Forkers, hope you are all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 

Strange in Cambridge we had no rain at all fact in the afternoon it turned out to be quite sunny and nice.

I find BBC4 has interesting programmes to watch which I did last night. Fascinating one about saving tigers in India/Bhutan which was a cliff hanger so must remember to watch it again next week! Then 'Borgen' which I have decided I am going off. I know it is all about intrigues in the Danish government and very well acted but don't we have enough of our own government's etc intrigues?

Getting up soon to have the ritual cooked Sunday breakfast and then watch the Andrew Marr programme. Really must summon up some energy and plenty of clothes to do a bit of a tidy up in the garden as green bins on Tuesday!

Take care one and all and KEEP WARM 


Fork Handles

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 15:19

Just a quick 'hello' peeps. Have been offline for 24 hours . Hope you are all well. Haven't got time to stay but in the meantime take care 



Fork Handles

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 12:15

Hehe....not an 'ungodly house' intentionally by the way .....a typo which in fact more or less explains the situation at that time in the morning.

Have already planned a lovely siesta this afternoon because I am very much retired and can do exactly what I like and when I like  Cannot recommend it more highly peeps....retirement I really mean but also a nice siesta is to be recommended, too.

Perhaps back later ....haven't got the strength to do anything in the garden despite the fact that the sun is trying to shine and it seems quite reasonable in the garden from here!


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