Topbird


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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:04

Morning!


Nice to be back - missed the chat and banter yesterday. I think typing in bold is an excellent short term fix for those with sight issues. I think Pansy said she didn't need things to be in Caps - just the thicker text is enough to enable her to see better. Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Lovely paintings Pat - a real talent there.


Wonks - your food always sounds great - obviously take after your mother.


Art galleries and lunch out sounds like a good time - not sure about sleeping with firefighters..... (Actually I am - but best leave that for elsewhere...  )


Stonking day out there. Got quite a bit done yesterday (probably 'cos I wasn't fiddling around on here ) so today I shall finish my pots, do a bit more border planting, start taking out some spring stuff which has gone over and at lunch time I will try and STOP and enjoy lazing for the rest of the afternoon.


Have a great day one and all.

ANYBODY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BONE MARROW CANCER?

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 14:05

HELLO PANSY - GLAD TO SEE YOU'VE BEEN ALLOWED OFF THE NAUGHTY STEP 


I'M OFFICIALLY LOGGED OUT FOR THE WEEKEND TO MAKE A STAND - BUT WAS KEEPING AN EYE OPEN TO SEE WHEN (IF) YOU CAME BACK.


JUST WANTED TO SEND MY VERY BEST WISHES & SUPPORT.


KEEP POSTING WHEN YOU CAN - HOPEFULLY SOMETHING WILL BE SORTED OUT EVENTUALLY TO MAKE READING THE SITE EASIER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY LESS THAN PERFECT EYE SIGHT.


SIGNING OFF AGAIN NOW - GETTING QUITE A LOT DONE IN THE GARDEN AS A RESULT OF NOT BEING ON HERE - BUT MISSING THE CHIT CHAT AND BANTER!

Last edited: 04 June 2016 14:05:50

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 08:52

Very best wishes to Mr & Mrs Pansy.


If nothing else has gone on that we don't know about then I think this is an over reaction by the GW team. The timing is pants too but they cant really be blamed for that.


I shall take some time out too.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 08:46

Wont be around for a couple of days in support of Pansy.


SYL

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:57

PPauper - I'm only jealous  

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:47

Been out all afternoon and spent just over 1.5 times the average annual spend  on some plants for a tiny border (3m x 1m) under the front window.


So back to languages - East Anglia - did anybody else get called a "jiffle-bum" in school? or is that saved for Norfolk dumplings?


Is anybody else hoping to see a lot of Bushy Barnabees this summer to hoover up the aphids?

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:22

Runny - maybe this might provide a route into the mucky club for us... 


At the moment I can only offer them a little spilt compost and untidily stacked (but stacked nevertheless) plant pots...


PS - You must have hit the Quote button to get my posting included with yours

Last edited: 02 June 2016 17:24:05

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:11

At the beginning of March (every year) I put my gardening notebook on the bench in the potting shed with a pen to write in what i have sown and when and to make a note of jobs I need to do later in the year and put planting suggestions in for next year.


Every October I remove said notebook to the house with (if I'm lucky) maybe 1 solitary entry... 


The nearest I come to proper organisation is a tin with the seed packets in and markers (ie bits of torn off cardboard) reading 'Done' 'Repeat' 'Outside' 'Not This Year'. First and last are self explanatory - 'Repeat' means a form of successional sowing (sometimes it gets done sometimes not) and 'Outside' means sow these where they are to flower when the weeds start germinating.


Otherwise I garden exactly like Joyce  . I also do a big hack back at the time of the Hampton Court Show to make room for summer stuff.

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 16:59

I can't believe Pansy would be deliberately blocked from the forum unless she's posted (or otherwise sent) something which contravenes the terms and conditions. Even then I would hope that an email would be sent as a smacked wrist and initial warning.


Hopefully, it is something else which has caused the posts not to appear and the tech team will be able to help her find her voice again 

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:25

IOS 7.1.2 - no updates available 


New phone on me Chr***mas list 

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