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Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:51

I don't want to push it too far!

Anyone dressing up? Apart from Jess that is.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:30

WEnt to a local supermarket this morning and could get parked easily - no school run!

Next door is in despair - tennagers home - decorating the bedroom!!!

I'm just glad I'm over all that, professionally and as a parent!

Bought some balloons today to hang on door tomorrow - 2 black, 1 orange suitably decorated. Should keepthe locals happy

Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 18:23

Great. Thanks, That is what i wanted to know. I have a clover lawn so that bees will come and try to encourage them as much as possible.  I split it today and left some in front where it had been dumped (by me) and put some in back where it can do whatever it wants. Self seeding will be good, seedlings are easily composted if the need arises.

Just hope it flowers. Hasn't this year, that's why the question

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:46

Today we are having pork chops, cabbage, potatoes etc. 

Today i put C...... Pudding fruit to soak in stout. had some apple and carrot left over so as experiment my pudding tonight will be carrot cake without the cake! - Cooked apple, grated carrot, few sultanas with orange juice and a  small amount of sugar and it is now plumping up sultanas.


Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:11

I know, sounds like a spell from that boy Harry Potter!

I think I have one of these. This year it has grown rosettes of very large leaves but no flowers. On Google it says it is highly scented with daisy-like flowers which match the picture I have - on a seed packet. What I would like to know is is it a thug, If so how much of one. Should I keep. or dig up?? Any other information please.

Another name I think is Heart leaf Telekia

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:10

It is difficult. I always go when i have the letter and get quite up tight about it. I do know a couple who have been picked up by the routine test. I think really it's a case of  take a deep breath, do it,  I think most women know their bodies very well and would recognise the need or not for action.

Hope that makes sense, it's something I feel strongly about.


Change of subject. It's now gone much darker and cold so I think maybe I won't be going out this afternoon.

Changed mind and going out to re-plant some things from yesterday.

Just put fruit to soak for C******** pudding

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:52

I have used mycorhizal fungi on all shrub,tree and rose planting. I cannot honestly say it makes a difference as I do not know BUT with an old garden completely cleared, what was there before was not known. The fungi was recommended for that reason. Everything seems to be growing OK. Don't know if that's the fungi, the soil or thr brilliant gardener!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:21


Bright and sunny. Mild. Washing out garden this affternoon.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:12

Hello everyone. You have all been busy again. Taken me ages to catch up.

Hope the fairy put some clothes on Georg

We have builders on one side of us and tree surgeons on the other. Peaceful it isn't, still it should mean next door but one can have sun in their garden!

Have seen dentist today, ancient parent wrapped her dentures in a serviette and threw them away.! Bless. New ones modelled, loads of money to pay for them.

Holding area makes it sound like a 'cattle' market!!


Not had time to look at NY yet, will do in a minute. Looked aweful last night.

What's for tea?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 17:02

we are having pasta chicken, chicken chopped up ina creamy cheese pasta sauce with assorted veggies. Can't remember whats in fridge, and for heat one of the chilles. Afters will be rest of blueberry and apple from yesterday.

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