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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 18:10

Afternoon all,

Those Chelsea buns look yummy Dove

It's been a mixed bag re weather today, rain, hail, sunshine and freezing cold.  Have been out in the garden planting up the pond.  It's basically finished now can't wait for the plants to fill out and the weather to warm up.

Was on nanna duty yesterday.  Merri and Mabel helped me to bake a cake for Merri's 9th birthday

Don't know if the photo will work.

Good Luck with the banks DD.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:11

No problem Dove, will pop round in the afternoon

Harrogate spring flower show

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:48

Thanks for posting Andy, didn't go this year but have been before and liked it very much.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:05

Afternoon all,  Had a busy few days on Nanna Duty but today I have been in the garden.  Grass mowed and edged, some pond plants put in, weeding done and the remnants of the grape hyacinths removed from the front garden.  Have another free day tomorrow, not sure what I'll do with it.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:10

Hi Folks,  It was Jonah's first birthday today so I've been partying at secondborn's. 

Hoping to get into the garden tomorrow.  A couple of you have been asking for piccies of the pond.  For anyone interested there is a separate thread called Creating a Wildlife Pond.

Sorry to hear about your leg Pansy.  Hope it's feeling a bit better.

Tea, for me it has to be black, not too strong, no sugar, in a china mug or cup.

I hate clothes shopping too.  Used to like it, but since I finished work I prefer to live in jeans and Tshirts.

broken knee

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 20:07

You have my sympathy Logan, broke my ankle a few years ago.  Found managing the crutches a nightmare and going upstairs was a real challenge.  Took a while for my back to settle down after the ankle got better, it must have been because I was walking funny.  Had to go everywhere in a wheelchair for a while and wasn't best pleased when hubby cracked my ankle against a shop fixture in The Range, the whole store went silent when I screamed. Hope your other half is a better driver.

Hope you feel better soon, and make sure you spoil yourself and take it easy.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 19:54

Evening all.  Just back from Jonah's 1st Birthday party.  It was just a family affair so it was lovely being with the girls and the children.  Can't believe how quickly the last 12 months have gone.

Babysitting Merri and Mabel tomorrow evening while firstborn and SIL are gigging at a wedding. So it will be a movie night complete with popcorn.

Hoping the weather is OK tomorrow so I can do a bit more in the garden.

Sorry to hear your news DD but good luck with the next bank.

Hope you get the car sorted Dove.


Posted: 21/04/2017 at 19:12

Mine are all looking good at the moment B3.  I too would like a bit more rain but we'll just have to see.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 19:10

Cut and pasted that from word and all the columns went beserk.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 19:09

Hi Folks

As promised here is the cost breakdown. (hope my adding up is right)

Cost of creating a pond 2.7m x 1.7m x 60cm deep

LDPE Liner from Pondkeeper 40yr guarantee      5m x 4m                               £45.80

Half price fleece liner (on offer when the liner was bought                                  £17.00

Welsh Slate Rocks and Moonstone chippings from Webbs GC                        £97.00

One lily and a variety of marginal and pond surround plants                               £65.00

Barleystraw to take nitrogen out of water                                                                 £6.00

                                                                                                    Total                      £230.80

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