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Posted: 09/11/2013 at 18:30

That's good news Dove.  94 is fantastic age.  My own mum is 91

On a lighter note.......I am partial to marshmallows myself.   But I guess they aren't the most easily  digested !  

Confession Times!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 18:27

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 17:36

Still not there heather 

Confession Times!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 17:33

Health and safety have decided we cannot now hand out fresh food like bread, buns, eggs etc. at the foodbank.  I  guess they're right but what about meeeeeee?  Those cream buns were so good 

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 13:43

Hey guys...stop it!  You're tempting me to spend money on a decent camera.  

Out of interest, the new Nokia mobile phone supposedly has 41 million pixels.  as an ignoramus, will this be a substitute for decent dedicated camera?  


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 13:35

Stacey , just want to say loads of luck for Tuesday.  We are all rooting for you too but I sense you will be just fine. 

Planting Decisions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:28

Sara, just  come across this thread

You need to ph test your soil.  Find out if it's acid or alkaline.   Very important.

Soil?  Is it heavy clay or light Sandy?  Is it a sunny garden?  Where is it shady?

What size is your garden?

Do you want a veg patch?  Some fruit?  A play area?  Seating area?

Always good to get some compost into your soil.

Those fences could be planted according to which are in sun or shade.  

Look, I wouldn't rush into getting loads of plants just yet.  Those fences and a lawn (?) sorted first and then sketch different options.  Sketch again and rethink.  But do planting as your knowledge of plants and your comditions improve.  In everybody's garden there are micro climates, areas which are more sheltered, etc

Its exciting planting and planning a new garden but there is no need...and no rushing it

Good luck Sara 

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:02

Hollie, no wonder you're looks idyllic    Exciting times?  


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:53

Hello forkers

Sorry you are unwell KEF and Dove.   Yep, I can polish off that cake if I try 

Lovely sunshine right now so will try, at some stage today,  and get more tidying and cutting back as well as planting done.

Thought gardeners  world a little boring last night.     

Enjoy your party Stacey

Have nice weekend everyone


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:59

I'll have that..........

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