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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 23:39

I knew what he meant about the piano Busy but I think of my Rangemaster as the real cooker compared to the gassy disaster currently plumbed in.   Odd about the regional variations for tiles.

No rain here.  We have fuzzy stars so the air is moist but not precipitating.

Haven't seen that film.  Off to bed now.

Sweet dreams all.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 21:57

LP - hope tomorrow is better.  

As for Scotland, I'd have thought north-east would be perishing with all those North Sea and Arctic blasts whereas the north west would benefit from the Gulf Stream but be wetter.   Midges either way.

I had a clump of broad leaved snowdrops that always came out in November and were taller than the ones I had elsewhere in the garden.  I'm quite happy with my little flock of ordinary ones in their pots.  Just need to find a good place to plant them permanently.

Chappy who came to see about building a shower room and finishing off the extension for us got very excited when he saw my Rangemaster lurking in the annex.  "Oooh, you have a piano!"  So I said no, it's a real cooker.   Discussion about terminology followed.  Apparently in French French, tiles on walls are faience and tiles on floors are carrelage.  In Belgium, faience is earthenware pots and a tile is a tile is carrelage except when it's a tuile cos it's on the roof.   So much to learn..

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 18:17

How naive and stupid can people be?   Says so much about the standards of education and press reporting in the US that people think this is normal belief and beahviour

Getting blustery here apparently and has stayed wet but nothing to get excited about.  Up until 30/1 we had 0.4mm of rain.  We are now up to 2.1mm.  No fear of flooding the flower beds or pots then.

Roof Shading for Greenhouse?

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 17:21

The trick, with or without shading, is ventilation to keep it aired and reduce the build up of diseases and moulds.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 14:57

I've found it here Busy - http://www.jardindupicvert.com/4daction/w_partner/viburnum_x_bodnantense_charles_lamont.395 Do you know them?   Looks lovely.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 14:41

Good idea to curl up.

Might be struggling for one of those round here.  The biggest local nursery has a few viburnums listed on page 62 of their catalogue - http://www.pepinieres-boutin.com/ressources/fichiers/1939fd8be16b.pdf   Anyone know the odorontissima?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 14:08

Daphens couldn't cope with my Belgian garden and Bodnantense Dawn only ever flowered very sparsely.   I'm hoping to do better with winter perfumed shrubs here.

It is raining!  A generous 0.5mm overnight and one more since this morning.   We have, as planned, done the fridge swap and cupboard dismantling.  OH is at the dump with the corpse and then still has to walk the hounds.   I shall have a long, hot shower and rest the toe some more and then I'll be ready for shower room chappy to come and talk details and likely costs.

OH has now agreed we can do the 100 metre fence ourselves but still wants the green grid stuff at the side of the house for my courtyard garden.  Not my preference but he's also said yes to the mini-digger for the potager so I'll concede that one.

Sorry you've had a relapse Dove.  Hope you don't Busy.

Keep warm and dry everyone.

dahlias suppiers

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 12:38

The RHS Plant Finder says this nursery has them - http://www.gilbertsnursery.co.uk/1.html 

Roof Shading for Greenhouse?

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 23:21

They have small greenhouses like this on the Beechgrove Garden which is filmed up near Aberdeen.   They have one which was shaded in the traditional way using paint on the inside of the glass and another using green mesh net rolled down over the outside.

The advantage of the latter is that you can roll it up pr down according to how bright the sun is on a given day and there's no faffing with washing it all off for winter.   Either way, they still use shading all that way up north where it rarely ever gets as warm as in the sunnier south west.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 23:14

This is soccer football, not American football or rugby.   They need natural talent and then to be fit and practise their skills but don't have to abuse their bodies to play well.    

It wouldn't be so bad if the game wasn't so riddled with greed, corruption and ineptitude at every level in so many countries. 

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