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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 20:24

Wasn't in London today - thank goodness.  Texted Chicklet as soon as I heard though - she seems to worry more on the other side of the world 🌎 πŸ™ƒ


Excited that the first day was good LG 🌺


Lizzie - I've been to that water garden, with small chicklets in tow .....and we saw a kingfisher too πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


Glad Wonkys wrist is healing - hope it does the trick.  And hope BH is soon well enough to enjoy the sun.  Love a beach holiday me - only time I get to read novels big time πŸ“š 


GW calls .....

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 06:45

Morning Joyce  A whole 5 hours 


Welcome back LilyP - glad the holiday was good - time to put your feet up to recover now 


And glad Obxx made it back safely too .....don't envy you your quiet house  .... hopefully the kittens and pooches will liven things up.  And so pleased you have green grass at last β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ


Also meant to say, from a few pages ago, well done to LG for taking the plunge into Horticultural certificates ......keep us updated, I'd love to hear how you get on πŸ“šπŸ–ŒβœοΈπŸ“š


Visited Dad last night - now on an ordinary ward and making good progress....although its going to be a long haul.  


Trying to avoid news channels of all descriptions 🐦  (Thats meant to be an emu )

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 06:41

Morning   Wakey wakey, rise and shine peeps β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ


Didn't visit Dad last night, he said he felt he'd be better off sleeping 😴 ....will go this evening instead.  That meant I could go to my garden club talk about roses 🌹🌹🌹- very interesting guy from the hysterical rose society  .....his joke, not mine 


House seems to be filling with piles of stuff everywhere, as littlest chicklet gets ready to go off to Uni this Sunday (she's never been the tidiest of chicklets 🐣). It all seems to be getting rather close now 

Muck Boots

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 22:28

I have muckboots, but the shoe variety - wear them all summer when gardening.  Really comfy and I like the fact that the neoprene stops muck and stones getting in them.  Have had them years 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 06:37

Morning all


Wasn't too stormy here - hope others avoided damage - hate windy weather


Best wishes to Wonky - hope the injection makes things easier.


Sounds like Obxx and Possum are having a lovely few days ......special 


Dad's heart op went well - still in intensivecare, but they tell us that is normal.  Hoping to visit tonight,but not sure as he is very sleepy - in which case letting him sleep will be the best thing.  Will decide after a phonecall this afternoon.  

Apple tree advice

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 11:15

Some of the online nursery sites (keepers, ashridge, orangepippin etc) are great - they give you everything you need to know about compatible trees - you will need to choose ones from similar pollination groups - and what sort of rootstocks to choose for what you need - ie 8 foot espaliers.


Its also worth looking out for apple tasting days local to you, so you can try before you buy .  They are normally held late Sept/early Oct.  we live in surrey and went to one at West Dean and one at Wisley.


Good luck - sounds a great project 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 11:08

I think I'd get spooked if someone told me there was a car, with a body potentially in it, in my garden 


Successful day Uni shopping yesterday - although have to go out again today to collect something we had to order online .....but its only a local trip.  Then a curry out last night - very nice indeed 


Toms and cucumbers still coming thick and fast from the greenhouse - fried tomatoes on toast for breakfast ...yum yum πŸ˜‹πŸ…πŸž

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 09:09

We have friends holdaying in Orlando too Dacha ......


Good to see you Wonky - glad you're feeling a bit better this morning 


Watched GW last nght, and decided that more than 5minutes in the company of Helen Dillon would drive me over the edge.  But loved seeing Bressingham


Off to the shops today with littlest Chicklet - bits and pieces for Uni before she goes next weekend.  Coffee and cake might feature too β˜•οΈπŸ°


Love the chateaux Obxx - enjoy your time with Possum

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 06:39

Awful to see the carnage these storms are causing


Glad you arrived safely Lizzie - enjoy your mini-hols over here.


Obxx - your trip sounds wonderful - hope the internet speed picks up soon as I"d love to see pics 🏰


Nearly the weekend  

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 06:45

Morning Dacha


Have a good flight Lizzie - sounds like you have a good trip planned


Letter writing sounds tough pdoc  I wouldn't know where to start either.


Schools are now back in force, and so is all the traffic πŸš—πŸš•πŸš™πŸšŒπŸš—. Hearing a lot more of the Today programme than I have been used to these last few weeks.  Settling in to my new office nicely - different trees to look at out the window   I have exchanged a majestic horse chestnut (unfortunately addled by that horrible pest that makes the leaves go brown by August) for a rather stately weeping willow.  Its funny, when others look out of our office windows, all they see is the cars in the car park, whereas all I see is the trees   I like my world better 

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