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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Busy - Possum threw major wobblies when we told her we were selling up for something easier to manage.   We reminded her her memories are in her head and on photos and that we are her centre base, not a pile of bricks, and that she will make her own life and memories in due course.  She had late onset teenage tantrums for ages but seems to have settled now.   Difficult to cope with though.

Maybe I'll just settle for guinea fowl which I really like anyway.

Lily - lovely OH.  Have a great time.

Chimney sweep is here and has given me a lecture about sweeping the living room chimney twice a year because the log burner has an elbow joint to its chimney and has clearly caught fire and is full of crud.  Not me gov, only been here 4 weeks.  Rasta is "helping" as she's a very nosey doggy.  Bonzo is shut in our bedroom cos he barks (very deep voice) and bounces and 30 odd kilos of noisy Lab can be worrying if you don't know he's a softy.

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:31

Tightening up the screw on a wall bracket for baskets.  The darn thing snapped and jumped off the wall and gashed my forehead down across my left eyebrow.  Much blood and hurty.  Headache for days. OH away, of course.  No steri strips as I hadn't heard of them and I couldn't drive to to an A&E so a lovely scar I hide under a fringe.

Loads of horse fly bites - cattle next door and horses across the road - so I wear repellant and take an antihistamine for summer gardening, just in case.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:18

Up bright and early here and showered and dressed.  No schlepping in my kaftan today as I am waiting for the chimney sweep.  Hope he's not called Godot!

After that I'll be walking the dogs and then going on a pot and bulb hunt.   I brought some from Belgium just in case but have hardly seen any here and that is a surprise.  I would really like a lot of cheery daffs for spring and just hope the snowdrops I potted up last spring have coped in their pots and will grow..

Have a good day everyone.  Plans for the weekend?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 23:01

Glad you've arrived safely and hope you enjoy yourselves.   Not looking forward to darker evenings once the clocks go back. 

Can anyone recognise this lovely plant?

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:07

It's not moving a peony that is the problem.  The important bit is to get them in at the right depth.  Too deep buries the flower buds that come from the crown of the plant so they don't develop.  Too shallow and they get baked or frozen and don't flower which is why Nut said to plant it at the same depth as it is in the plot.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 15:33

Might be a daft question but how big is a row?   Long time since I've grown them so how many do I need for 2 people and a freezer?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 15:27

Short-sleeved cotton T-shirt weather now.   Slow warming up but gorgeous now and oh so dry.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 15:21

Have put pansies in the tops of deep pots in which I already have tulips and daffs that I left to settle for a day or so.   Need to go and buy 2 more of the same pots for the other front doorstep and some more pansies plus pots for more bulbs since I don't yet have beds to plant anything.

There are shrubs in a mixed hedge sort of bed along the fence but they're in landscape fabric so I can't put bulbs in there and in any case the ground is rock hard from over 2 months of drought.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 15:18

Locksmith has just been, after 2 class to locate us as we are a "lieu-dit" that only recently got a street name so not on many satnavs.   5 mins to change cylinder and give me 3 new keys.  180€!!

Might need to learn a new skill as we have 7 doors to the outside.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 13:48

Just to add to the distractions of jigsaws, I like this site - http://www.jigidi.com/ 

Waiting for locksmith so dogs are indoors as the gates are open so he can get in.   There is a handicapped girl next door who likes to come out and shout at the sun and play with her dog so they are going berserk as they can hear it all but can't join in the shouting.  Instead they are "singing" to me.

I have found a garden centre online that sells pots in all sorts of shapes and sizes!   I shall be off there tomorrow after the chimney sweep has been so I can get some for my bulbs as there won't be a bed ready for ages.

WW - lovely to be appreciated and have a good send off.   Hosta - soup sounds good.  I shall add some chilli to the big pot of tomato and veg soup I made for snack attacks.  OH in Belgium so no fixed feeding times.   Yvie - enjoy your visitors.   Pat - yours sound a bit like hard work but I hope you do enjoy their company most of the time but, if needs be, maybe a visit form your horror would deter them.....

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