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Latest posts by Matty2

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 12:10


Rained all night - 5mm Supposed to be sunny but sky is becoming more overcast and gloomy.

Garden is just a squelch to walk on.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 11:07

Hi Forkers. Late this morning

Been trying to sort out my ancient mother's BUPA spending money. They didn't tell me she needed more until there was only £7 in the kitty.

These people that want food for free - how can they eat/ Is ther really profit in taking it?? Gets me. like electric cable etc, etc, etc.

Went on morning walk round garden to find the lily beetles have come out to play so spent a pleasurable few minute squashing them as they tied to climb the dead lily stems. This year I had spectacular lily called Night Flyer. Don't know if they will survive lily beetle onslaught

Got to go now . Attempt to catch up later 

Is there anything I can't compost?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 18:37

C list I think. Thanks for link

Is there anything I can't compost?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 18:12

Didn't know compost was sieved. Is it essential?

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 17:49

How to keep up long socks??

Having Meat balls with garden sauce and pasta

Is there anything I can't compost?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 17:47

I put in banana etc. Any kitchen waste. Don't use tea bags but have loose tea, dregs always go in. Used to put egg shells in but don't any more. Stir when \i think about it.

I restrict amount of grass clippings that go in. about 3 inch layer every noe and again

Have 2 tardis and expecting a 3rd. One to de-compose, one for use, one to fill up. Very surprised at how good compost is that comes out. Only my 2nd composting year

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 17:14

I've ironed wrapping paper before now.

Socks that fell down, 

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 16:30

Mum bought nylon sheets to save ironing - young as I was i refused to sleeo in them! OOOOH that static

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 16:15

My mother used to say it's the way you hang them when wet cuts down on ironong.

They used to have flat irons heated by the fire. Posher were the ones that coal was put in. Maybe they were longer ago as well

Different tack - Gladiolus. Do they have to be dug up? Do you dry them as tulips? 

Just ordered some bulbs from Parkers 20% off meant postage paid

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 15:22

My daughter did a costume , fashion etc course. Loved it. she was an mature student as well - 21 . Just had a promotion she works for a well known chain of younger fashion shops and has just promoted to Manage a new concession - anew one- and we feel really proud. health problems meant at one time she would not be able to do anything. initially she wanted to get an oscar as well.

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Beautiful flower but .... 
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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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