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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:15

Stockton Dull and cold.

My last report for a while as laptop on the blink, posting hit and miss.
New part ordered although looking at new ones, it is a minefield, too much choice.

May be gone a while Frank.

mulching advice please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:16

Raw wood chips take the Nitrogen out of the soil and if fresh contain natural retarders, as Bob says add a bit at a time to the compost heap or the black bags and forget it for a while.
I start my new compost heap by throwing woody sticks into the base, this allows air in at the bottom to circulate up and rots the wood down. I am using one heap and filling the other so it has time.
Once tried wood chip many years ago and regretted it never did that again,


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 14:35
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

When you say we both slept in together, Frank, p'raps it'd better be made clear that these were different beds in different houses!!!

Well G/G, I did lay my head down in Bridgend at one time, my nightmare was probably Welsh Dragons?

Fairygirl /Daughter yes Yorkshires I rarely eat the other kind most are too sweet for me and I have to use sugar for the family although not a lot.
By the time is it served up all the tureens empty and put into the hands of designated washer upper much time has passed by as we do talk. Sounds like they are breaking evrything out there.


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:54

Oh well G/G, we both slept in together, not often I do but must have had a bit of a nightmare, the bed was wrecked, had to remake it bottom up and that is the washer on as well.
A big free range chicken, local butcher £1 more than T---- but I know where it came from. Stuffing in and around bacon on the breast been basted a couple of times so having to keep working, apart from now that is, quick sit down.
Puddings to mix now and all set to go the last mile, two and a half hours to make, twenty minutes to vanish.
Is that a rant at the end?


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:13

RANT, the sun is shining it is warm the windows are open with air breezing around the bungalow and I am stuck in here cooking when I could be outside, Rats.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:09

Zoomer, Aintree, are you sure you got the right day, Ladies day was Friday??

Stockton on Tees bright sunshine and WARM? windows open to let cooking smells out and fresh air in, I am in short sleeves again and as you can see I am on this machine between cooking so Gardening this afternoon.


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 00:16

Well a good night, Lewis Morse and pleasanmt chat on here with friends, finish my cocoa, brewed in Scotland and off to bed.
Chicken tomorrow, butter and herbs rubbed into the breast, streaky bacon on top of that and home made stuffing, I saved some sausage meat for that, two hours slow oven and cold on Monday, who said you cannot live on the pension.


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:34

Fairygirl/ Daughter "You went to Ikea" no wonder you are seeing horses everywhere, I bet you had the meat balls???
G/G MMP Pentille Tina we are persona non grata it would seem and probably the best way to be, if I wanted a club I would cut a big branch off a tree!!!.

Dedicated gardeners like dedicated anyone do not live breath think and sleep perchance to dream gardening, that would be like having jellied eel for breakfast lunch dinner and supper, well chose your own poison then.
On the bowling green which had lovely gardens which we all mucked in and cultivated as well as the lawns they were all gardeners including some of the women and the high light was the call to tea and a bicky in the garden hut, a big one, where garden talk was banned and every subject under the sun discussed. We restarted work recharged in mind and body, isn't that the way it is supposed to be???


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:30

Lizzie, the longer range forecast is slightly warmer but also wetter so bikini and wellies?? I think not.
Coats, jumper, gamp and solid water proof shoes should do it.

Mummy MP, I did the school run for a while collecting grandchildren, the looks I got as I stood apart made you uncomfortable until a Lady who knew me walked up big smile and kiss on cheek, after that they all spoke to me.
As for avatar who needs them after all Frank is my name.


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:34

Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat.

Mummy Muddy Paws, the reason I came on this board after looking at a few when the BBC decided to quit was because the FORUM (a place to discuss) was divided into sections and clearly defined as to what they were, they also had a chatting thread.
The Potting shed clearly states Gossip debate or idle chat and that is good enough for me.
It appears some do not like to chat, well others do and for those not able to join in for any reason then it is their own choice.
We do not chat on Plants or Vegetables so toe the line, and who set up members of this board to be Policing the threads, I would assume the Staff are quite capable of doing that.
I do notice I have not been asked to join any cliques maybe my face does not fit and if asked I would turn it down as anything I have to say I can say to my friends on this board, they soon tell me if they disagree.


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