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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:39

I'm happy that the strawberry bed at the allotment is packed with ripe fruit and all I need is some Cornish clotted cream and a deckchair in the garden.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:35

Verdun isn't the only piggy today. I have just finished dinner, steak pie brought back from a farm in Kernow on Saturday, plus calabrese, Lady Christl potatoes, and carrots - all from garden or allotment this afternoon - I feel well and truly stuffed. Methinks a few hours at the allotment tomorrow needed to work it all off! 

Please help me identify what is eating my strawberries!?!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:54

You'd be surprised how nimble birds can be. This morning there was a blackbird on my strawberry patch, under the fine netting, and when disturbed he flew straight through the two-foot high fence of chicken wire surrounding it all! The holes are only as big as 5p pieces! Try lightly laying fleece over the plants.

MOB rants

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:42

Frank, I clean our shower with white vinegar, leave it to soak for a couple of minutes, then clean off with a rubber window scraper, and polish off with balled-up kitchen roll - always seems to work well. Certainly all the bathroom and kitchen sprays seem ineffective - just like most of the garden sprays and powders nowadays. Shall we blame it on Health and Safety or the EU?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:26

Thought of everyone working in their gardens today - I was taking it easy by the riverside, glass of wine, soaking up the hot sun, and enjoying watching the Marlow Town Regatta  Poor old rowers looked knackered, don't know how Steve Redgrave stuck it for so many years!

Back to reality, and the allotment,tomorrow!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:18

Lovely sunny day in Marlow in the Chilterns - today and tomorrow is the annual Town Regatta and the weather was perfect! The town looked great, full of ladies in their long,summer dresses, and the men in their blazers and straw hats - all very much an Edwardian picture 

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:30

Don't you go putting the Evil Eye on the weather Verdun! I will be having lunch at The Tinners Arms, Zennor, this coming Wednesday, so if the weather's c..p I will know who to blame  ..... and we know where you live (ish!)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:37

Another name I haven't seen for ages is Brumbull, but I don't always manage to check the different conversations, so perhaps he's still around.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 00:04

I seem to remember reading that eupatorium can be poisonous to sheep and horses, and if eaten by cattle can affect their milk and cause sickness in humans who drink it. 

Whilst it's a striking plant perhaps we should exercise caution if growing it in a rural environment.

MOB rants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 10:08

Sorry to return to this subject, but this morning's rant is the Post Office - again!

The postman has just delivered another pile of junk-mail, most of it the same as delivered over the last two days - in three days I have amassed nearly an inch of paper! With this junk there were several letters, two dated 27th and 28th May - one was to remind me that my car insurance was due to expire on 1st June ( lucky I had renewed elsewhere!)

I know that the argument is that the Post Office need the junk-mail service to help provide a decent postal system, but a decent postal system is not what I'm receiving at the moment. Then the local Council is constantly nagging us to ensure that every last bit of 'our' rubbish is properly sorted - I'm b......d if I'm going to sort out the Post Office rubbish - it's all just gone in the local postbox for them to dispose of!

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