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Pottie Pam


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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 07:57

Good morning all,

The best time of the year. It's lovely to see all the trees coming into leaf. It's a bit cooler this weekend so still reluctant to get some things out of the greenhouse. I've had the sweetpeas outside for a few days so might plant them out today.

I've got two retired shetland ponies. (Can't teach them to moondance unfortunately) one is having his teeth checked this morning. He didn't seem too interested in his food  on Wednesday but has been fine since, so being an old pony,about 30 years old, wondered if he had problems with his teeth. I hope he doesn't want veneers or tooth whitening or he'll look like Simom Cowell.

Have a good day everyone.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:34

Good afternoon all,

I've got a bit of a tip for hanging baskets and pots. I put a disposable babies nappy in the bottom (of the basket not the baby). Pull it open. They are full of a water retaining substance so really cuts down on the watering. Cheaper than buying the water retaining crystals. Really works for me.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:55

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The first adder I've seen this year. We are lucky to have adders and grass snakes living opposite our house on an area of gorse and heather. there are glow worms there also in the summer.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21965.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max


I took this photo earlier on today. Quite often see adders here in the spring. They must hibernate in the rabbit holes in the bank. This one is a female as the male is a silvery colour. The first swallow yesterday so Spring has got under way at last.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:16

Oh your poor OH, GG.

We've had a couple of days of showers and the garden is looking so much fresher. Can't believe we needed some rain after the winter we've had.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:11

Good morning all,

hope you feel better soon Brumbull. It's very catching this lurgy. I think I'll start wearing a mask when I go on this site. 

I'm behind with sowing veg seeds. Got lots of flowers on the go but only leek seeds sown so far.

Have you sown the runner beans direct, Verdun? That's the only way I enjoy runner beans not too keen on them cooked.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 11:13

Good morning all,

Dove retiring no, when?   I thought about Miss Willmot's Ghost too.

I went to the Pound shop yesterday and got some Glory lily tubers and also tuberose bulbs for, yes, a pound. Also some fish blood and bone. I feel sorry for the garden centres when they are selling things at those prices but got to look after the pennies. I've not been disappointed with Pound Shop bulbs in the past.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:16

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:59

Oh,sorry, Just realised there was an evening Forkers. 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:38

I'm glad you think I'm classy, Verdun, but I've got a confession, I've also got lots of hydrangea and apparently they are not fashionable now.

I've been filling a bit more of my raised bed that I made out of railway sleepers. Ive been using compost which is mostly horse poo so I think I'll have to put a layer of bought compost on top. I'll have to get cracking I'm sure we'll get a heat wave soon.

Are raised beds another fashion fad? I'm sure  they were no such things until recently.

I agree with TinaT. Gardening is  a wonderful therapy. No good sitting down simmering about things. 

Discussions started by Pottie Pam

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