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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:20

Thanks everybody! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:19

All wild haggi are called Jimmy. The whiskey-sodden hunters can be heard down in the valleys, as they run around the mist-covered hills, crying ' see you Jimmy !'

We need some wild haggi down in Cornwall - they might scare off some of the Emmets!

 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:03

I am happy - daughter was told by her consultants that following her operation two weeks ago, and six months of chemotherapy,there is now no trace of her tumour, and the surrounding tissue is clear. In a months time she will start a four week course of radio-therapy, but things look so much better than they did last summer.

Snowdrops are coming out all over the garden, a few bumble bees are floating around the porch, and all the little birds are re-appearing - a bit early to say it, and probably tempting fate, but I can almost smell spring!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:40

Welcome back Brumbull 

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 01:46

Looking at my to-do list today, and seeing the note to consolidate all the other lists into just the one big one - must remember later on!

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 01:38

Advantage of an allotment - I can escape up there for a few hours, whilst the OH potters in the garden - both happy, and living in little worlds of our own for a short while. At times it's nice to join the vegetables and become one of them!

Compost accelerator

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 15:44

Hi Dove, not hibernating, just looking after Daughter who is hopefully on the mend.

River Thames at Marlow has just gone over the banks, and the fields between Marlow High Street and Bisham now resemble an inland sea ( but it is a flood pain, so not entirely unexpected ). We are OK being 400 feet above the town, but must be lots of unfortunate people all along the Thames Valley - hope most of the people on this forum are not too badly affected.

Compost accelerator

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:30

Have always used nettles (in summer) - I tested two compost heaps, one with nettles and one without, and the nettled heap broke down much faster.

In autumn, I also use bags of straw and chaff garnered after harvesting - when wetted thoroughly and mixed with compost, the straw blackens rapidly and takes everything else with it. The straw adds no goodness to the compost ( may even take something away! ) but the speed at which it activates the heap is, I think, worthwhile.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 10:08

Moonchild2 - try www.kedel.co.uk for recycled plastic grids.

 

 

 

 

Daffodils sprouting

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 22:49

My sister lives on Cornish/Devon border, and always has daffs for Christmas

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Today I feel so happy....

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