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Fork Handles

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 15:34

Well Insomnia has asda delivered?? 

Moved from Cannock Chase2 half years ago. Do miss Hollybush and shop formerly known as 'Carol's'. have yet to find anything that good here.

Just came in from planting Norah Leigh took these photos. I think it's small but pretty

Can't post phtos won't let me try later


Then armed with this months GW and comments from you all about fritillaries dug up the muddy side of the lawn and planted them. Put a few in muddy flower bed as well to compare success rates

I get in a mess shredding even with carrier bag!

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:47

Had our dual fuel bill today as well. managed to get on a deal that fixes prices till 2014. Quite relieved when i saw how much they are going up.

Love the banana

Just going out to garden as mentioned earlier

Weeding - a forgotten skill? Discuss ....

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:41

I check garden nearly every day for 'flowering' weeds and pull them out. Some years ago in another house i carefully tended a really 'pretty' flower. Until my neighbour startd to complain about the amount of ground elder he was getting  

But that was lack of experience. A garden takes time and a great deal of knowlege that you pick up as you go along. Taking it slowly and so learning about your garden and its 'climate' etc do not seem to fit in with instant gardening that often the TV preaches. Weeding does help in understanding the garden  and if done reularly is not a chore

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 12:50

Went swimming last week as well - first time in years- nice young bloke suggested I started by getting my buoyancy back! Did abit better this week -Didn't sink! Not sure yet if its good for me! Prefer gardening-

Have some fritillary to plant in very wet part of lawn. One of next jobs on list - thing is dog likes laying there so they probably don't stand a chance.

Winds bit strong just blew dustbin through side gate into front of house. 


Fork Handles

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 11:24

Hi. Just got back from swimming for older people. If I said I feel invigorated I'd be not quite truthfull

Pain gauge says we had 7mm anda leaf yesterday.

Had quick walk round garden, do it  every morning rain or shine me, dog and cat always do it. Wind blew over one of my olives and another pot so crash last nigh must have been from next door.

Hope to extend a bed and plant a phlox today 'Norah Leigh'.Quite excited at prospect. How much does it spread?

If shoulder plays up after swimming may delay.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 22:20

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 22:09

A you forkers are celebrating have you noticed that posting now is on page 400, I'd do flashing lights if I knew how1

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 17:24

and big round pennies! and 2d worth of chocolate drops. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 17:06

We used a big china sink for my baths - trendy Belfast sinks now. Never mind no daytime TV - no commputers, and chat rooms and easy communication. Do you remember letters?

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 16:51

For those who want that warm and toasty feeling


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