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Confusion in understanding growing instructions

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 17:32

I just read it to mean soil which gets neither water logged nor dries out completely - ie which is usually just damp - but never saturated. 

I dream of having such well behaved soil. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:09
punkdoc says:

Starting to prepare or Glastonbury now.

Not going unfortunately, but may camp in the garden and watch all of it on TV.

I think I shall be very tired come Monday.

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 No traffic jams and (hopefully!) your toilet facilities will be nicer 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 14:51

Hi Dove - OH has just phoned to say he's just got back to Norwich airport and there are proper puddles and everything. Maybe they weren't kidding when they talked about 'localised' showers

It's quite breezy here now and I've still got all the windows open and I'm about to hang out some washing - and some bu$$er has just lit a bonfire....

Too far away to fill the house with smoke but the smell is pretty strong Is it just me who thinks it's incredibly irresponsible to light a fire when all the vegetation around here is dried to a crisp and the wind has picked up?? If a few sparks start flying around....

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 14:35

Happy Birthday Pat (I think it still will be for you!)

Much fresher today - almost thinking I could do to put a cardi on - then I see it's still 23C in the shade. 10C less than it as been for the last few days - but still pleasantly warm. Amazing how quickly we get used to the hotter temps. Have done quite a few of the jobs I'd been putting off until it was cooler - including ir**ning.

Still no rain though A bit of thunder and black skies and about 20 fat heavy drops  - the garden is wilting

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Posted: 22/06/2017 at 09:07

Morning - a hot night but a breeze picked up so, with all the upstairs windows open & just a sheet over me, it wasn't too uncomfortable. Slept quite well until 5am when Harry fell off the headboard or windowsill onto my head - again - second day running - hope that's not going to become a regular event.

Sorry to hear about your GD Hazel. You are going through some very difficult times at the moment - thoughts are with you.

Enjoy your time with poppet SGL - has she got a paddling pool you can lie in?

Thanks for the reminder about GW F'edge.

Fingers crossed for some rain today. 


PS - Is RB ok? don't think I've seen her for a few days?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 19:52

I'll send rain your way Wonky - after it's done it's stuff here for a few hours  - we're getting a bit desperate again now. Have no idea how you're working full time in the garden in this heat. Maybe it's a little cooler being near the river?

Glad to hear your leg is feeling easier BL - take it easy.

I was doing a spot of deadheading earlier. Removed stems from an aconitum without any gloves - a bit silly. Then I had a furtle around a rose and ripped the the tip of one of my fingers which proceeded to bleed copiously -  ouch. Stuck finger in mouth to soothe it. Then I remembered the toxic aconitum - duh!

Still here to tell the tale - but if I'm mysteriously taken overnight you know why....

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 19:41

 - I have a slotted plastic scoop for that job...

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:53
Muddle-Up says:

....Couldn't cope with those silly-hot temps dahn on earth do you all cope?  Hottest June in 40+ years down there, apparently.  It's 15 degrees here, very sensible!...

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 The short answer M-U is that I don't really cope. Not much has been achieved here in the last week. Was all I could do to push the vac around this morning hoovering up dead insects and the like.

On the plus side I have a pot full of used wooden ice lolly sticks ready to be recycled as plant markers

Overnight lows forecast to be in the 20's here - don't expect to get much sleep.

15C is much more in my comfort zone. Day after day of drizzle or sea harr is a bit wearing (I used to live at the coast) but I'd prefer that to searing temperatures and no rain. My garden is starting to look like it does at the back end of August. Lots of crispy leaves and spent flowers.

Trevor - please, please, please - a little rain dance - pleeease.

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:24

Morning - much cooler & more comfortable night. Slept well until the stupid cat tried to jump on the windowsill and fell off onto my head at 6am. Then he wanted cuddles.

Hope your day goes as well as these things can LB.

Glad your OH is home Joyce.

Hope all those under the weather and with aches &pains start to feel better soon.

Debs - we need some rain here in hot, hot, hot East Anglia - but we don't need any hail or lightning strikes. Could you ask Trevor to do an appropriate dance for us please? I'll pick up a punnet of Tiptree speciality strawbobs for him - very classy, very tasty

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:05

Those were the days indeed Dove

I was also a skinny chick with flowing locks - wafting around in my blue cheesecloth gypsy dress - trying felafal burgers for the first time. Don't remember hearing you singing - but I could have joined in - also word perfect for the entire song. We could have done a duet

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