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Offline Emz2014

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« Reply #480 on: April 16, 2018, 08:46:41 PM »
 :rofl: love it!  That is so my style when combining planning and gardening - but oh so much fun when you get it all to work !  :hearts: xx
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« Reply #481 on: April 16, 2018, 10:33:14 PM »
Blimey Karen you have tired me out just reading about your gardening  :rofl: all i can say is if you have all that energy to garden you must be sleeping at work  :yahoo: :rofl:
It will be interesting to here how ya pallet projects go, we once grew loads of strawberries in a large Oak barrel (you could smell the whisky when you walked past it lol) and I bought a cheapo pagoda doodah thingy that fit inside and fitted 2x  14 inch hanging baskets into the frame (with another layer of strawberries growing in the barrel)  they worked great and you basically watered the top ones and it ran down to the others...best strawberries we grew and best of all Ruth sent a picture of it to a magazine and won letter of the month and got 100  :smiley:....I will try and find the photos as we did alsorts of strange stuff.
Emz  this weeks "Soup of the Week" was a disaster I followed the recipe but tasted ****!  :huh:  and it ended up same place as my smashing bowl  :rofl:
I am going to try out my Wok next  (Wok could possibly go wong?) never done any Chinese food so first of all i will make some Oak Chopsticks lol they will probably end up like broom handles  :laugh:.
As for your sunny weather....... we have got rain and gales at the moment and I'm supposed to be going down to the woods in my car tonight to critter watch but they will be hiding away  :sad:  I'm putting some Owl boxes down there and another on my workshop roof soon once I have stopped throwing myself on the floor  :rofl:
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« Reply #482 on: April 17, 2018, 07:17:24 AM »
Good luck with your next soup!   I love cooking in a wok,  I do most of my cooking in one now, it has much better space for making chilli, curry, bolognese and all sorts :-D only occasionally I make anything Chinese in it  :cheesy:

Like the sound of the owl boxes :-)

Ooo weather forecast said that mysterious shiny thing is going to return, and will be warming up - looks like all in good time for my week off next week! Looking forward to a week at home relaxing! Xx
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« Reply #483 on: April 17, 2018, 11:27:37 AM »
Brian you are a genius -i have just been wondering whether irrigation isnt going to be a problem with the pallet planter (i know i have plenty of water but i,m always looking to transfer ideas too African projects so its a problem there. Being against a wall means there is some rainshadow too, but a vessel of some kind through which more rainwater could collect then drip could create shade above (important there) but not from the front where sun is needed to ripen them but still potentially reduce soil drying out.I was seriousely thinking should i drill holes in the gutter and add rain chains - but your idea is better because the vessel above is more growing space. In this case perhaps a trough rather than a basket -definitely food for thought.

I used to have a wok come to think of it i probably still have -but my electric oven rings take so long to heat up and it seems so wasteful  i started using a plug-in induction hob (that i bought for camping then discovered might blow the 12v hook up facility and take everyone elses out too so didnt ever dare try  :rofl:) -but the wok wasnt made from material that works on those -but perhaps it might be worth looking to see if i can get one that will -afterall with this alleged heatwave round the corner  :rofl: I might want to diversify from soup.

Emz a timely reminder -I made chilli last week in the slow cooker and froze half -which i was going to have for tea tonight -but i forgot to take it out of the freezer. :evil:

I dont know where my mind is these days -I,m designing a T shirt/CD cover for someone for a festival thats coming up - and he asked yesterday if it is nearly finished -luckilly it is so disaster averrted but it had gone completely out of my head. :embarrassed:

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« Reply #484 on: April 18, 2018, 02:23:19 PM »
Managed to log in and touch base, although its been 6 years since Carolyn died I still feel the need sometimes to pop in as this place saved my bacon, when I was at my lowest it kept me going and I will always be grateful without the love and support from you nice people I would have gone under so big thanks. I am getting on with my life now and lots of the time enjoying it once again I never forget my Carolyn but life goes on. I am teamed up with a lovely lady who thinks the world of me and me of her, it's not a betrayal as nobody will replace Carolyn but I am just trying to receive and bring happiness to another soul along my way.  What happend to the chat room?
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« Reply #485 on: April 18, 2018, 09:51:24 PM »
Brian you are a genius!  now that is something ya don't hear often!  :rofl:
Here's a picture of the Strawberry planter and also my Wok Lid Bird Table  :whistle:

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« Reply #486 on: April 19, 2018, 12:23:21 PM »
very nice - and the wok lid =genius -i have a very large heavy glass (style lampshade) that i kept thinking -something garden-ish -more food for thought. :rofl:

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« Reply #487 on: April 19, 2018, 11:37:05 PM »
Glad ya like em Karen  :smiley:  That's a good idea for the lampshade......very posh bird table indeed, need to make some more nesting boxes this year but I have already got Bluetits going in the one opposite my armchair so I can keep an eye on them while using the computer....I made one a few years ago with a mini double glazed window (frosted) and a small camera in which was successful BUT the crows nicked my camera lol they pulled it off the box  :smiley:.
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ps Emz  I still haven't seen much of that shiny thing in the sky? are you sure it wasn't a lamppost ?  :wink:  later this month they reckon the shooting stars will be whizzing past again so worth keeping an eye out for :smiley:

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« Reply #488 on: Today at 11:38:54 AM »
Double glazing for bluetits -you spoil them Brian.Crows are very clever - i got a ground feeder a few years back with a steel grid top  so the bigger birds couldnt get in and steal all the food. It was quite heavy and pegged down -then i watched on morning as one pulled out the pegs and he and his mates lifted on side until it toppled over.
In the end keith came up with something they didnt like -a round plastic tray on a broom handle pole -when they landed on it the movement and the noise it made frightened them. :rofl: