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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 19:23
Fairygirl says:

I've replied to you T'bird. I could actually send you one of the plants from last year if you wanted. There's still a couple in small pots. Let me know 

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Thanks Fairy - that's very kind 

I've thought a bit more about my plans and I think I'll be better waiting until the autumn to plant the tree(s) and make the wildflower meadow underneath (have enough on making my new shrub and perennial border this spring to be honest).

So there's no hurry for the plants - let me know when the new ones are ready and I'll send you my address.

Thanks again - as you said - a wee bit of Scotland in Suffolk - lovely

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Posted: 29/03/2017 at 19:07

Joyce - glad you've got the tooth sort of sorted. Enjoy your medicine later on.

M-U - you shop like me. Don't do any for ages and then the old credit card thinks it's going to melt. Like the shoe colour - I could do with some neutrals like that. I'm not sure my splayed feet would fit in them though

Grass cut (again) - third time this season - but I think I'm now down to a regular spring height. Also did a big pile of shredding. Felt good to use a different set of muscles today.

Right - time for a G&T before dinner. No idea what I'm going to have - spag bol out of the freezer appeals 'cos it's quick and easy. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 18:52
Fairygirl says:

...Did you have a bath when you got home?  

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 Nah - just a rather grumpy OH. The car has leather seats and they don't really like getting wet. Serves him right for not having a sensible car

He's retiring at the end of this year and I've told him he's not knicking my sensible car every time he wants to go away camping, walking, cycling with loads of stuff in the car. I need a proper car at all times for trips to the vet, the tip, the GC, the bottle bank and the SM.

Edit to add: PM for you Fairy in case you haven't seen a message

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 18:31

Great kitchen Obx - like others, our old one was like your old one and your new one is very, very similar to our new one.

People have questioned having gloss white doors - "Don't they show finger marks / dirt / smudges etc etc?". Well, yes they do - but in a kitchen I prefer to be able to see the dirt when there's only a bit and it's easy to clean off - rather than wait till there's a disgusting sticky residue everywhere. Those wooden mouldings (darker wood in our kitchen) could (did) hide 20 years of someone else's muck

It is a real joy to have a kitchen designed and built to your personal specification and needs.

Thanks for the comments about the Jazz. We know it's probably a bit of a 'mature' person's car - but the Mark 3 has got a younger, slightly sportier feel to it and, at the end of the day, it will be a bit of a work horse.

It's replacing OH's MX5 which is no good for anything except getting a sun tan. We've had to come back from a spontaneous visit to a GC with 6' garden canes with the roof down on the A14 - in a heavy thunderstorm - lorry spray, rain - the works!  

Laughed like a drain the whole way home - got absolutely drenched 

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 15:19

BL - thanks for the info on the cars. 

Confused ourselves further yesterday by going to look at some more. New favourites are the Ford KA+ and a Mark 3 Honda Jazz.

I think I'm convinced that the Jazz is the best one because it has 'magic seats'. The rear seats fold down to make a large flat boot space (nothing new there - good for collecting sacks of compost). But - when they're in the upright position - you can also tip the seat pads backwards to make the footwell area twice as large. That's just designed for standing (quite a few) taller plants in

Of course, I told OH it meant he would be able to stand his bike in there - never mentioned plants  - so I think he's pretty sold too!

Just have to hope there are some year old / ex-demonstrators around at the right price come the autumn

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Posted: 29/03/2017 at 13:47

Stand by your beds - you 'orrible lot

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 13:45

Hello Jamie - welcome to the forum. 

You've picked the barmy-army thread to start your Gardeners World journey but we're harmless (really) (well, mainly)

Your bare roots will love that fungi Obx. It seems to be very good stuff.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 13:08

Lovely news Fritillary - congratulations all round

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Posted: 29/03/2017 at 12:27

Just had to check the date there Lantana.

Nope - April 1st isn't until Saturday

That reminds me - I need to think of a good one to greet OH when he gets home Saturday morning.... Thinking cap on

Edited to add: Other postings snuck in there - I was referring to the wallaby Lants - not M-U's feet or anything else

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