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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 22:05

Missing verd!


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:44

Not sure how long it will take me to get used to all this radical change... well here goes, as long as ALL my friends join in... now I'm logged in . there's no escape...


Posted: 08/10/2013 at 12:36

I was advised to download the ad blocker on my mac. Can't remember how I did it but it has been a great help on lots of sites. Somewhere in your set up will be the button to press?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 23:35

First night in pub with new landlords... heaving with people, 40+ for dinner, and very good too, chicken stuffed with haggis, rhubarb and apple crumble, Very good omens for the future. They didn't make any excuses for any little issues caused by first night opening... just got on with it...Great!! Everyone v. happy. Home safe and sound , now off to bed, night, night.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:11

Greenhouse now cleaned up inside (will clean outside in Spring... not much point doing it as bad weather starts?). All alpines now tucked up indoors... a collection of succulents and another of saxifrages etc. Next job to pot up tiny spring bulbs, collected from local alpine group, Malvern, and last year's repeaters. Hope to do that tomorrow although I have to be in the local community shop in the afternoon for my training session.I am going to be a voluntary reservist ( sounds like the army ) so I can cover vacancies among the paid staff. We have 14 part-timers and loads of volunteers, as well as a committee of 8 local worthies.... a real village community effort and lots of laughs and hugs as well.

This evening is the grand reopening of the village pub... new landlord who we all hope will be more successful than before. He runs another pub locally which has been very good so we have high hopes. Tonight is the local gentleman's dining society, ladies invited too, so should be fun.

So, I am going outside and may be a little while. If you don't hear from me send a search party.



Posted: 07/10/2013 at 08:07

Good moaning everyone, fog here but plan to have a go at the green/alpine house today. New plan to dedicate more to alpines in future as I get a bit better at growing them. Have loads of new miniature bulbs to plant, and my "new" antique pots to put them in, so am keen to get going. Needs a good cleanup to start with, so will be doing that today.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 11:22

For me bulbs are always best planted in small groups, say 3 or 5, rather than singley, so an easy way to plant in grass, or bed for that matter, is to use a good honest spade. Just slice down in a square the sides being the width of your spade. Ease out the "clump" in one go. Just enough space for your bulbs and the depth is about right. Plant out your bulbs, replace clump of soil/grass and Robert's your uncle. No need for any fancy gadgets .

 Light blue touch paper, stand back and wait for the explosion of colour.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 21:49

Picton is now on my list too.... thanks... and I am interested to find out more about Japanese saxifrages... oooh   

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 21:47

I used nematodes... quite a few years back now and I can't remember the actual details but all neighbours in new houses with new lawns had the same problem and we all sprayed at the same time and... bingo, it worked for all of us. Subsequent years you will see crane flies but they are not laying on your land.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:22

No experience of moles, thank goodness, but have suffered leatherjackets... crane flies lay their eggs in recently disturbed ground and laying a new lawn would qualify. If you can get through this first season , or the nematodes work, you should be OK from now on. best of luck with your efforts.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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