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Posted: 12/01/2017 at 15:03

Where else would he be after I'd removed him from the tree?

Most unusual fruit/vegetable you've ever grown?

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:57

Asparagus peas are pretty but a complete waste of time as a crop.  You have to eat them when they're really tiny or they're like cardboard and the yield is low.   

Try proper peas first or maybe mangetouts or sugar snaps.

pet companions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:52

Helping put away the Xmas decs - 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:41

I think the bug has got to you more than being 27 Busy.    Pity there isn't a French Specsavers.  I could do with some decent reading glasses.

This stupid gas oven isn't properly calibrated so even at mark 1 it burned my Xmas cake with all its irreplaceable dried fruit.  Have only seen teeny packs of raisins here and expensive too.  No dried cherries either.  Not to mention all that booze gone to waste!   Oh well.

pet companions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:35

He does.  Minstrel is also a minx but more subtle.

Help me identify my garden plants!

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:31

I'm afraid we need close ups of flowers and/or foliage to identify shrubs and flowers with any degree of accuracy.

Lovely garden tho with plenty of colour and texture.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 12:46

Good reminder about bird food Fairy.  Will check ours before it gets silly out there.

Would love to have nuthatches and tree creepers and long-tailed tits.

As for the kitchen, ours is L shaped with most of the action in the dark end so I need a light reflecting kitchen with easy access drawers for everything and high work tops.  The current one is low and has cupboards with fixed shelves - very inefficient space usage and bad for my bad back.  I've always liked the flexibility of IKEA accessories but not the quality of the units themselves and this chap seems to meet both needs - for a price, but it will be worth it.  Just need to get the annex sorted now.

Garden too but that needs a man with a bulldozer and our neighbours recommend a chap who's just got a a new knee......

pet companions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 12:31

The pheromone collars came today.  Fingers crossed they help Bonzo.  Although he no longer trembles when he sees the kittens he does snap if they get too close but is more likely to retreat into his cage.

Minstrel kitten had her op this morning so that should mean no more singing and bum waving.  Cosmos kitten is all over the place, looking for company and trouble.  Managed to walk along the edge of the worktop and lose a paw and nearly fall off and then I had to catch him as he rolled off the table whilst "killing" his fur ball toy.  He is the clumsiest kitten ever.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 11:05

Can't blame them.  Set to get very windy here this pm and cold and wet too.   Snow a bit further inland.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 10:52

PS - Fidget - any news of OH?  Is he safe?

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