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Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 17:19

Hi everyone.

Bjay, yes it works for peas, we have done some several times and have got some on the go now. If you are troubled with mice digging them up, snails or pigeons its a good idea. We have got ours in the greenhouse to give them a bit of a head start, so you have to be careful not to over water them, a mistake we have made in the past.

Been to town and of course came back with a couple of things I didn't actually go for including some more trailing begonia corms. I've lost a couple of mine over the winter, they have gone all mushy, so thought I would replace them.

Is this small text a thing that is going to stay? Most annoying, I know you can adjust it but it is a bit of a bind.

Bjay. - Hope your foot continues to improve

Of to get tea ready.




Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:24

Morning All.

Got to go into town today to get paint for the newly repaired gate, one job that got done over the Easter weekend, to blooming cold to be outside. OH managed to get some pricking out done, french marigold and some potting up, just wish it would warm up

Will have a look round Wilko's to see if they have got any bargains.

Not much else to report in this neck of the woods.

Catch you later, new and old forkers.


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:43

Hi Becks.

I wanted the rose compost because I'm putting them in pots, just gives them  the correct soil for the plant when confined to a pot, it's got a bid more body. If I were planting in a border I would put my homemade compost and bonemeal in the hole to give them a good start, well rotted manure dug in, would be even better, if you can get it..


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:22

Just been out to pot up a couple of roses,Little White Pet, to have on the patio to find that the compost we bought was the wrong sort We ask the chap at the garden centre to load us a bag of Tree, Shrub and Rose compost and he gave us hanging basket compost, should have checked as he loaded it I suppose, but we bought grow bags and some more stuff and didn't notice.

Will now have to make another journey to GC

Sound as if everyone's been busy today, but it's still too cold to be out for long.

Leftovers for tea then a relaxing evening after having to family over yesterday.


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:14

Good morning everyone.

Overcast here today, but mild enough to get out and do some of the jobs that really need doing. Repotting lilies, if they have survived the winter, and general tidy up etc.

Goldi, how do you make a sourdough starter, is it easy?

Your neighbouring allotment looks amazing, he must spend hours doing it, but a bit OTT.

Have a good day folks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 09:41

Morning Jean.

just wondered if you got your Taccas. I haven't been around much lately so might have missed your post.


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 09:39

Good Morning All, Happy Easter.

Have altered all the clocks and now just hope that it signals a change in the weather We put old perspex roofing sheets over some of the veg garden yesterday to try to warm up the soil.

It's a nice morning here, bright sunshine, looks cold outside and there is ice on the pond.

Have a good day whatever you get up to, don't eat too many Easter Eggs if there is such a thing


Fork Handles

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 08:28

Good Morning Folks.

Bright and sunny here today, just a light sprinkling of snow overnight so no doubt chilly outside, haven't ventured out yet.

I fancied making some hot cross buns, but that's as far as I got thinking about it. so good on yer Flo.

Busy day today, what's new, coffee morning at Mums res home, then prep for family descending on us for lunch tomorrow, be nice to see them though.

Happy Easter everyone.



Posted: 22/03/2013 at 09:08

Morning everyone. I have been away for a few days and was wondering what had happened to the text, now I know, thanks. Extremely cold this morning, when will it warm up

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:11

I'm waving the flag for England, fantastic atmosphere, hope it's a good match for both sides.

Got my taccas and gloriosa lily potted up and installed in conservatory, just keeping fingers crossed now, never grown taccas before. Now need some warmer weather.

I have bought from Unwins sime time ago and I  think they were ok, must have been or I would remember otherwise. You don't forget poor plants.

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