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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 17:59

Well it's been a full on h******rk day today.  Glad I've got it out of the way.  Just wish the rain would stop so I could carry on gardening.  Can't wait for it to dry up a bit so I can start mowing the lawns.  Getting really impatient now for better weather.

Hope those air traffic controllers sort themselves out for you BL.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:11

Oh and for those of you north of the border there is a rain Kilt.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:08

Oh it just gets better,  gardening clothing now includes glittery high heel, a sexy stripper outfit and elbow length satin bridal gloves.  These are mental pictures no one should have to endure.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:00

Ladybird I think you are talking about 'Family Favourites' they used to have a lot of forces requests on there.  That programme and the smell of a roast dinner and I would be 5 again.

Right, I've just done a search on amazon for gardening clothing as I fancy a gardening apron.  Whoever thought butt raising pants and a vampire cloak is suitable gardening attire really does neet help.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 11:59

Also love Ab Fab, but the recent film was rubbish.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 11:58

Comedy is a really personal thing.  I can't stand McIntyre, Ben Elton (hated The Young Ones) and Monty Python never ever raised so much as a titter.

I love Peter Kaye, Pheonix Nights and Car Share are genius.  Love Morcambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Victoria Wood.  Love Rhod Gilbert (the suitcase sketch has me in stitches) and also Tom Stade - the meat van sketch is a particular favourite, if you know Bilston you should watch it on Youtube, it's just hysterical.

Other favourite shows include Fools and Horses (but don't like the spin off), Fawlty Towers and One Foot in the Grave.

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Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:19

Morning all,

Horrible morning here weatherwise.  It's lashing down.  Now this causes me a bit of a dilemma.  The house is in dire need of a good clean (I hate H******rk) .  I can usually get away with this by saying that I spent my energy in the garden but with the way the weather forecast is I'm not going to be able to get away with it this time.  I need a few excuses up my sleeve for when Hubby gets home, andy ideas?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:13

Morning all, It's absolutely chucking it down here and supposed to continue all over the weekend.  Thankfully I got most of the gardening done during the last two days.  I do want to sort out hollyhocks and wallflowers they both need potting on for a few weeks before I put them in the garden but my greenhouse is too small to work in so they will have to wait.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Think the pagoda will look really good  Wonky make sure you post some after piccies.

Container Gardening

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:07

I feed when they are in flower, used to feed when they had gone over until I read the advice given out by RHS

'To promote good flowering next year, feed the bulbs every seven to ten days with a high-potassium fertiliser such as a liquid tomato feed. Begin feeding as soon as shoots appear, and stop feeding once the foliage starts to die down at the end of the season'

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 17:38

I love too many different plants to stick to just a couple of colours throughout my smallish garden.  However, I do colour coordinate in sections.  If I don't like a colour combination I move the plants around.  The only colour I'm really funny about is bright red.  I like burgundy and claret type colours but can't be doing with scarlett.  I'm also a bit funny about bright yellow, this colour tends to be only in one part of the garden.

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