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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 11:03

Morning all  ......just woken up 


Went to a quiz night last night to support one of my oldest friend's son, who is fund raising for a trip to Ecuador this summer.  Really good fun, but an hour away, so made for a late night.  Bacon and egg butty about to be eaten, then its out there for some pruning ✂️✂️✂️

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:45

Oh no  Not liking Wonky's news of a slimmed down Chelsea - this year is the first time ever I have bought a full day ticket   Got fed up of only ever making it half way round the floral marquee - so hope that is not slimmed down too.


Many thanks to Steephill for the nudge about the South Downs programme - found it on iPlayer last night.  Had great fun playing i-Spy on places we have walked recently.  And I now know where SH's name comes from 


Thanks for all your lovely comments about Chicklets adventure in Oz .....still so excited for her that I have not let myself really think about what having her soooo far away will be like.


Been a manic week at work, so am going to have a quiet weekend to recover.  Will venture out in my garden with the secateurs tomorrow - watch out clems & roses . Oh - and 6/7 propagator trays are showing little green shoots 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🎉🎉🎉


And Lesley, if you're reading, .....come back soon 

Last edited: 25 February 2017 09:47:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 06:57

Morning Dove 


So pleased to hear littl'un is on the mend.


Exciting news to share here - Chicklet has been accepted for a place to study abroad next year - so she is off to Adelaide in July 🐨.  Might need Pat to keep an eye on her for me .  She is very excited - it all depended on exam results and a reference from her Nottingham tutor, so we've had a nailbiting few weeks.  I'll be giving thanks to the inventors of Skype, facetime and whatsapp 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 06:46

Morning 🌄🌄🌄


Not quite sunrise yet, but won't be long 


Back to the grindstone today......expecting a long and busy week. But daily checking ng my propagator for signs of shoots 🌱🌱🌱 should keep me going   (Just checked, and nada yet, but its only been 12 hours 🤔)

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 21:25

Chicklets have had laserquest parties in the past Fairy .....I've no clue either.....but I remember providing the cake 🎂🎂🎂

Is it too late for bare roots?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:51

I'd be ok with doing it til end of March - just remember to keep it watered well for the first year.  Our winter (Surrey) has been the coldest for years, and everything is weeks behind.  However, I hear (from Forum friends ) that Scotland has been mild ...so I guess it depends where you live .....

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Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:19

It seems to be a problem Loana - mods have been alerted


If you use your tablet in portrait form then you can scroll through it, but not in landscape.


Not sure who tests these things before they get released to cause a weekend of chaos 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:15

Not been around for a few days, but what a treat to catch up with this thread.  Love that likkle iris type thingy very much


Great to see Mighty Atom doing so well Dove - it obviously likes you.  And even out of focus Grumpy makes me smile 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 18:53

Mark, Flowers - it was Welford Park just outside Newbury ......(home of bake-off🍰🍰🍰) .....very impressed that you can spot a Berkshire snowdrop when you see it Mark .  Haven't seen the Hen&Chicken snowdrops Hosta, but I know that area - might pop up next weekend for a nosey.


Had my first weekend gardening of the year - first one that wasn't either Frosty or waterlogged.  Felt good to be out there. And just sowed my first propagator seeds too.


Pdoc -FiL moved in to a place like that last summer - its made the world of difference to him - he is positively cheerful .  Says he wished he had done it years ago. Still independent, but lots of neighbours on hand for a chat, to watch telly or do jigsaws with in their communal lounge.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 15:23

We found some snowdrops!


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