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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 13:12

Love Chorley cakes too.  Anything made from left over mix like that was called a sad cake.  Yummy.

Looking forward to having a proper cooker again.  Carpenters are back form lunch and I've explained our wee technical hitch with the door.   Much scratching of heads.   Quite funny really.

Last edited: 01 March 2017 13:12:58

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 12:42

We have rain and strong winds with stronger gusts up to 70kph.  Nothing extreme but definitely not lamb like.  Dogs and kittens confined to barracks and going stir crazy but don't want to go and get wet either.

I pottered upstairs all morning then came down to see about lunch.   Chappies doing the insulation, ceiling and new downlights in the pantry and annex have made huge progress but have also managed to stop the door form the kitchen to the pantry and annex from opening.   Doh!  It will need to be re-hung to open into the kitchen or trimmed to open into the pantry but they now can't get it off its hinges without unscrewing them from the wall.   Clever.   Ceiling looks good tho.

Assuming they sort it this pm I can then get all the pantry stuff out of the dining room and then move the kitchen stuff into the dining room for dismantling, prepping an painting.  March is going to be a messy month.

Love proper Eccles cakes and drop scones.  Not so keen on pancakes.  Never had a Welsh cake but they look good.   OH grew up in Worcester and never had a drop scone till I made some on spec when he was in his 40s and feeling peckish between lunch and dinner.   How does that happen?    Possum loved them so much they became standard after school snack when she had little Belgians round to play.  They all went home with the recipe for maman please.

Saw the item on wild camping and found it very sad seeing the damage to trees and all that litter.  I can understand people wanting to go and enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery but why desecrate and ruin the place for others, not to mention the wildlife.   Same kind of disrespect that gets Liri mocked.  Mindless.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 22:54

How lovely to be able to chat to local people about what you're doing, especially youngsters.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:07

Funnily enough I had to explain gobbledegook to Possum today as she thinks one of her teachers may be using it wrongly.

Plasterers are in great demand Pdoc.  Even more so soon if TM and co get Brexit negotiations badly wrong.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:01

I've had that happen TB and by the time they do re-appear their label is long gone and you've bought others and have forgotten which it was.

Richard - Negritianka is such a luscious purple.  Hanna is lovely too - another who did a disappearing act on me and then re-appeared.   The baby you sent me is doing very well thanks.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:46

Definitely not tender TB.  My P. Diana in Belgium coped with -25C on a regular basis and gre more vigoous ever year.  Betty Corning in the same bed was also a good doer and so was Hendryetta.  However, Sunset and another whose name I forget really struggled.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:06

FG is right.  A strong red would look good or  strong clear pink like Princess Diana or Graveteye Beauty.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:04

Sounds like too much excitement!  Hope you and the pool are OK.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:43

I seem to remember that the general response of most bee keepers to Monty's item on GW was "Monty Don't". 

Have a google for Monty and Top Bar and see what they come up with but I reckon the best advice will come from experienced beekeepers.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:39

I think it would work well.  Have a look at Little Nell or Betty Corning for clems with pale, bell like flowers or Blue Angel/Blekitny Aniol if you like the more open flowers.   Florida Sieboldii is really quite tender so not a good choice if you get to 5C or below in winter.

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