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Latest posts by Matty2

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 11:32

Ernie's ghostly gold tops??????

When walked round my tiny estate had to break ice on water feature - it's an old tin bath with a water lily and some oxygenating weed. Water lily spent all summer in a bright orange B&Q bucket and it flowered it's socks off. Hope it flowers next year.

When my hands have warmed up - been to butcher and to buy some wallflowers - will be out in the cold probably - now- raking leaves.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:27

Malvern Hills. Cold and frosty morning with bright sun. Wonderful crisp gardening sort of day.  Just broken ice on my tin bath water feature. Come in to put warmer coat on! 

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:21

Great to see Nigel. Perhaps our postings are read then!. Hope he is soon chasing balls again.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:06

Morning. left suddenly last night as battery died. 

Pleased to see Nigel back. poor thing.

Loved the onesie!!!!! What a fashion statement 

Both Looking forward to fungi of day 

Sharp frost last night, not been out to look at greenhouse temps but bird bath still has a layer of ice

Hoping to plant some bulbs which came Thursday  but maybe have to do the leaf clearing first. Still its a lovely bright day - Hooray!

PS Hope all lurgy/bad backs are feeling a bit more sprightly

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 18:14

see I said check on Amazon before you sell. Does that mean I get commission as well???

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 16:36

When I was selling books I went onto Amamzon to do it. I found a 1982 Good Beer Guide, put it on Amazon as a joke and sold it for £15!

Would recommend anyone with books to look before you sell. Some are only for charity shop, but unless you check you never know!

What's for tea?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:53

sausages and chips and vegetables - to be decided. WW fromage frais - didn't have it last night

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:52

My daughter knitted a skirt out of newspaper once for a project at art college. Would that be up-cycling?

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:45

When i see photos of groups of fungi i always shudder and think Honey Fungus, then relax when I realise that most aren't and are really - well - different.

Don't envy any of you having re-furbs. we went through that and it lasted forever. New CH, New bathroom, knocking out walls , so no kitchen, building on so mud every where, then last job was putting in log burner - finished 2 days before last Christmas - Bliss. But to think about it now Aaaargh!. So sympathies, just remember it will be PK when fifnished.


Thanks for input on blower. Thing is i also have gravel paths. Will have to persuade OH to get out his mower and do that, Mowing is the only bit of gardening he does and I think he'd put mower  away till spring.

Shrub ChoiceHelp

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 12:39

Afteryou have replenished the soil you could plant an amelanchier. Shrub or tree, flowers, fruit and lovely autumn colour. Then you can grow things up it ,by it as well.

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