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Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:59

Good Morning All.

Missed yesterday so hope you will update me with any major developments

It's a drizzly morning here as well, but mild. Meeting some friends for lunch today for a catch up, will no doubt be talking about all our ailments, we have all got to that age.

No frogs chorus here, a bit early for us, but frogs have been sighted in the pond, so hopeful.

I've spotted slugs in the borders, hiding under the dead leaves, which have now been cleared, so hopefully the birds will get a few of the little blighters that are left. no doubt they will be back with a vengence.

Have a good day everyone.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 15:58

Nr Lincoln.

Very foggy and frosty start to the day but by lunch time the sun was out and a very pleasant afternoon.

Got nearly all the important gardening jobs done for now, so feeilng quite pleased.



Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 14:47

Just seen the first frog of the season in the pond, it must be nearly Spring.

Feel sorry for you forkers with clay soil, it's a b****r to deal with. I've got to do a few jobs in front garden so am hoping I don't see neighbours too, you sometimes can't get away, and I really want to get on, but don't want to appear antisocial

I'll bring a pork pie for the picnic and mustard, oh and I like scotch eggs and a bit of salad,  not too much don't want to be too healthy ,sounds as if we will have a feast.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 11:10

Sorry folks, forgot to say good morning So good morning all.


Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:52

Sorry to hear about your cat, Ben, ours is about 16, we think, she's 3rd hand so not sure. Heartbreaking when you have to part with them, but the kindest thing.

We are going to the tip shortly with all the stuff we took out of borders yesterday, green bin isn't due to be collected until last week in March. the powers that be that organise these things are obviously not gardeners. Foggy and frosty here so gardening will have to wait until it warms up. I'm a bit of a wuss, don't like the cold, plays havoc with my hands.

Can we have crisps and sausage rolls please Becks? I love a picnic.

Fork Handles

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 17:19

Everyone has been very industrious today, I've been in about a hour after sorting the two remaining borders with help from my beloved he does the heavy work and carts the compost about.  Just got to finish up tomorrow with the fertilizer and top compost, them all ready for more plants. Rose pruned, clematis sorted, feel quite happy something really satisfying about a day in the garden!

Now to get something ready for tea. Think it will be leftovers, chicken and veg from last night, too tired for anything else, then an evening in front of the TV, might treat myself to a G & T.

Bet you're glad to see the back of that pyracantha Flo.

Fork Handles

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 08:09

Morning Dave , Goldi and Dove..

We need a new mower, but we have only got a tiny amount of lawn now so it will be a small electric one.  Will keep the old one until it conks out, won't be long by the sound it makes.

Bunny -Cuttings are always appreciated, I usually take some for my daughter as she is establishing a new garden. Will be dividing some plants later this morning so will be giving them to her as well.

It's great that the evenings are getting lighter, only a few weeks to the clocks being altered, yippee.

Enjoy your day folks.


Lesser Celandine

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 07:59

Thanks for that Sue, I think I will be clearing the border at the back end of the year and weed killing it. It's only a fairly small area so should not be too much of a problem. It's driving me mad.

Fork Handles

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 07:51

Morning All.

Lizzies, what a lovely garden! I have got loads of  photos  on my PC but am putting a lot of them onto discs.  I love looking at other peoples gardens, do quite a lot of open garden visits during the year, always learn such a lot and get some good ideas.

Don't over do it Bunny, be like Gary and have a rest this afternoon, I doubt I'll be able to carry on all day, but once you get started it's difficult to stop.


Fork Handles

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:24

'night Geoff, I'm also going to bed, been a busy day, going to snuggle down with a good book and hot water bottle. arhh, you can't beat it.

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