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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 12:52

Hello all.

Happy birthday Chicky. That sounds a lovely birthday present. I hope you enjoy Stourhead and the weather is fine.

Gosh that's bright Obelixx, but at least it looks clean and fresh. OH's French house had one lime green wall, the others has purple and red square spirals and the kitch had big orange flowers! I didn't see it like that though, was painted before I met him.


Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 22:20

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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 22:19

Bought a new hard disc recorder for the TV only to find it wasn't compatible with the old Sky Box, had to take it back. Been a lot of new technology since I had the Sky box so rang a man who deals with that sort of thing. Will have to have a new Freeview Box instead with a recorder in it.

Have done quite a bit of HW today as people to lunch on Sunday. It's bring and share for Harvest Festival after church. At church we collect for a local French charity who send a couple of their people to collect the offerings, tinned food, toiletries, money.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 09:55

Morning all. Grey outside.

Our hard disc TV recorder has packed up, been on the blink for a bit. Going out to buy a new one, but there was stuff that I hadn't yet watched on the old one

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 22:19

Amazing photo.

We had a horrendous thunder storm last night. Our drive is a mess and had to replace the telephones. The Internet Box was on a surge protector, so it was OK, have bought 2 more.

Memorial tree

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 22:10

Had another thought. Lots of plants have Christian names, what about something with the same name as the child? Would that be practical?

Memorial tree

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 21:46

There is quite a large choice so it rather depends on what you like. If you are a bit short of space then a crab apple is good as it has flowers in spring and fruit (from yellow to dark red) in autumn, which you can make jelly from or leave for the birds to eat in winter. An Amalanchier is pretty, creamy white flowers in spring and good autumn colour.

Young Climbing roses - can I move them?

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 21:42

The soil at the bottom of fences and walls can be rather dry, depending on which way the rain falls. Roses should be planted 12 - 18" from the base of the fence, if it's a solid one, so is it really necessary to move them? As they get bigger they should be easier to bend back along the fence, especially if you tie back new shoots when they are still supple.

But, if you really want to move them then it should be fine, as Marlorena says.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 21:27

Made me laugh too, Fairy   Cute sheep, not many round here. Here mostly wheat, maize, sunflowers and cows.

Septic tank man was nice. Said things are more relaxed now, don't have to empty the tank every four years, depends on size and amount of use ie people living in the house.

Pruned a Malvern Hills rose that was getting a bit out of control. May not be the correct time, but needed it. Never sure with ramblers, but it's a repeat flowerer.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 13:20

Bought new phones and 2 surge protectors.

Another man is coming for an estimate for after flood decorating and someone is coming to inspect the septic tank, which is now obligatory every 4 years or so in France.

Did anyone see "The Apprentice"? One team was trying to sell robots for the over 60s to remind them to take their medicaments and to keep them company when they are lonely etc. Alan Sugar wasn't impressed. Nor were the shops they tried to sell them to. Is that what the young think of us?

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