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Latest posts by Matty2

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.

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 15:16

Just caught up. Shift 2 in garden finished and planted arose as a reward -'Little White Pet'

My one cat has developed a flea allergy, she has also developed an allergy to the stuff she has to stop the fleas. She got very depressed. vet said give her flea stuff as better than what she is like with fleas. Happier cat, but not look as good as she did.

Love the acer. which variety?Have a patch saved for one if I see one I like at right size (and price)

Just found the spell check

I had an operation on right shoulder for a long time before could not iron, then op, now I don't bother. Son does his own if he's desperate. OH not bothered (retired). Pressed some knitting yesterday.

Going to have cup of tea and not have a shift 3. OH says he will do digging but not today. He has just chopped a load of logs then the match - again!

raised beds

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 13:31

I lined my 3 raised beds with thick cardboard, then sifted top soil, compost, Chicken poo, anything I could get. The cardboard has been a great suppressant. I am hoping to get an extra bed and have already got my extra large, thick cardboard box ready.


Posted: 17/10/2012 at 13:26

Thanks Chica. i guess area may be a bit dry

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 12:51

Just finished 1st garden shift today.

Bean arch has had its last day. Found it was beans holding it up.Bought it few years back for a fiver.Think I have a new one somewhere in garage.

Still waiting for extra compost tardis. ordered ages ago. They say its with the dispatchers. 


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 12:44



Just stared getting windy but glorious sun. very wet night. Good gardening day

Garden Gallery

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 12:42

WOW just looked at Begrhill photos. Thanks for posting

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 10:16


 I lost

The sun has got his hat on today so have informed OH that I will be in the garden. And would he mind doing some digging. OR he could give me a driving lesson. Digging won

I can drive but haven't done so for 18 months or so - foot injury - and it's the last big hurdle to total independence again. - so can't do heavy digging either. I guess if I do start driving costs will go up as I can visit GC. Wa-hay!!!

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ways to propagate 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

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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