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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:53

Morning peeps

Off to Cardiff today on the last leg of our tour of the country.  Another train, another opportunity to drink tea and read gardening mags

Sad to watch the last GW of the season last night, but absolutely delighted to hear that all next year's will be an hour long

Very exciting gift yesterday from Mr C - a "copper kettle" rowan tree ......he heard me exclaiming over the one featured on GW a few weeks back ........and theres me thinking he never listens to a word I say.  At the moment I just have a picture - real thing arrives in November

Anniversary of National and Family Tragedy

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 22:25

We lived in Newport at the time, so just down the road. It happened on my second birthday.  I obviously don't remember, but my Mum used to tell me about how she felt that afternoon - numbed by the tragedy.  

They are remembered, every year.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 06:50

Great pictures Bushman

Nearly the weekend folks

Happy Trafalgar day to you all

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 06:57

Missed you there DD - have a wonderful Parisian trip - no wonder Charlie is excited. We need Eiffel tower pics 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 06:46

Welcome back Bushman, LilyP and Pdoc - you've been missed.  Glad you enjoyed family time LilyP, hope things stay "on the up" Bushman.  Pdoc, can't find words to express my admiration.  

Meanwhile, back in the mundane .....loving my apples this year. Planted 4 trees in 2009, and they are finally coming in to their own (who knew baby apple trees produce baby size apples ??).  Been having a couple a day for snacks at work for a few weeks now.  Amazing the difference in flavours from different trees .....and makes the supermarket ones taste pretty bland in comparison.  So well worth the wait glad we planted our "orchard".

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 07:02

I like muscari with tete a tetes Clari.  Usually leave tulips in pots of their own, because I find their big leaves hard to match with anything else, but you could add some winter pansies for colour throughout the winter.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 21:41

Posts crossed Lesley . Wasn't ignoring you, honest guv

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 21:38

We had one like that as I left work today Runny🌈🌈🌈 - beautiful.  The end of it landed in Windsor racecourse - wonder if someone won a pot of gold there this evening 🐎🐎🐎

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 20:33

Love, love, love Blakeney point Dove - lovely photos - brings back memories of collecting samphire with my Grandad, and bringing it back for Grandma to cook - she served it liberally sprinkled with vinegar.  Happy days

Glad you enjoyed Miss Saigon Yvie .....never tried the live streaming shows - sounds like its worth giving them a go.

Gave up on gardening - too many showers to dodge.  Helped OH instead, who is transforming the disaster area outside our back door.  I laid one course of a dry stone wall - bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle (with rotation), but one where you are never quite sure if all the pieces are there.  Very proud of my efforts.  Before and after photos will follow, when the after is fully finished.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 11:32

Obxx - Leeds is favourite so far, followed by Birmingham.  We'll have to see what comes back in the way of offers ......

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