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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 19:20

What a shame Glenys, 7 isn't very old.  Hope he improves quickly.

Just finished watching the rugby. I like it when it's close, really exciting.  SIL had tickets so I'm glad he had a good match to enjoy.

Don't fancy that wild boar Busy.  Sounds a bit dangerous to me.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 15:38

Hi folks,

Busy, it's a bit of a trek from the car parks at Hampton Court but they do provide courtesy buses, or at least they did a couple of years ago.

Might try turmeric myself, will do a bit of investigating online.

Nothing planned for today, it's really cold out although it has dried up now, was very wet this morning.

Does anyone use a grow light?  I've got quite a few seeds on the go and most have germinated. Thought I'd try a grow light to stop them getting leggy over the next few weeks.  Wanted to get an early start with them this year.  Last year they were a bit small when they went out took a while to get going.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 14:25

Probably Dove, we have to go down during school hols as First and Secondborn are both teachers. 

Changed my mind about the garden.  Wrapped up warm and tidied a bit more.  A few more sessions and it'll be ready for spring.  Lots of new growth out there already.

Quite a few crocus out here Joyce, must take the camera out next time I'm in the garden.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 12:33

Thanks for welcoming me back folks.  It's lovely to see all the little signs of spring. That ladybird looks nice and comfy Dove.  I've really enjoyed getting back out in the garden, but it's so cold today that I don't think I'll be venturing out there. 

I've just took advantage of the discount and booked my tickets for Gardener's World Live in Birmingham.  Haven't been for a couple of years so looking forward to it.  When are you next off to Cornwall Dove?  I'm going down to Polperro at the end of May with the rest of the family we've booked a couple of cottages so keeping fingers crossed for a bit of good weather. 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 07/02/2018 at 19:58

Evening all. Not been around for a while, have been very busy with the family and had a nasty dose of Aussie flu.  Pat, you can keep that one 'down under' it was awful.

Have been doing a bit of gardening over the last few days, tidying up the perennials and clearing up the rose leaves etc.  Have also been spending too much money ordering plants.  Lots of bulbs showing and snowdrops and hellebores looking good.  All I need now is for it to warm up a bit.

Hope everyone is well.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 00:00

Hi folks latest update on the pond. I have a bud on the water lily. Wasn't expecting it to flower in the first year. So very excited. 

Not sure if it will open as we aren't getting any sun and it's getting late in the season  

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Resurrected Twenty-Four

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 21:54

Evening all,  I've just spent an hour or so reading back and realised that due to my holiday I'd missed your sad news Sunny,  my thoughts are with you all and hope those kittens are helping just a little.

SGL sorry to hear about your shingles, I've never had any childhood illnesses so it wont be on the cards for me unless I get chickenpox, unlikely as I've nursed children and grandchildren through it.

Pauline, don't  know if you are still around but I just wanted to wish you all the best for tomorrow.

Hazel, hope your daughter is OK.

Sorry if I've missed anyone out.  I'm having an early night for me as I'm on nanna duty for the next three days with Jonah.  Sleep well everyone.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 13:34

Well jell BM.  I like Adam Frost and agree that it's a shame if GW stop showing the development of the garden.

It's the 'journey' thing that annoys me. It seems that everyone who appears on TV is going on one.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 13:27

Hi folks, been back a few days now and have been busy washing and putting away clothes.  Have managed to mow the lawns and tidy the garden a bit but it need a bit of a sort out if we do manage to get some dry weather.

I'm not going to start on about airlines as my blood pressure wouldn't cope. 

Feeling cold and tired since I returned from holiday, can understand the cold but don't know why I'm so tired.  But as others have said I shouldn't moan consider how many in the world are suffering at the moment. 

Resurrected Twenty-Four

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 13:05

Hi folks been back a few days and had lots of washing and putting away to do.  Nearly there now.  I've managed to get the lawns cut and do a bit of tidying up.  Not looking bad considering it's been left to its own devices for a couple of weeks.

Looking forward to the kitty pics. 

Looking good Chey.

Don't think I'll get much done outside today, it's as black as  bag over Bill's mothers.

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