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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 19:28

At school, or at work.  Sometimes at home too, but then the torch is to cope in frequent power cuts.  Its what made Nokia the brand leader in India and Africa a few years ago .....although they have probably lost that accolade now.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:59

One of the reasons mobile phones first had torches built in to them was that most of their users did not have electricity at home.  It was such a popular idea that it soon became standard even for those of us who are blessed with all mod cons.  The world develops in mysterious ways.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 06:48

Morning  Made it through another week

Have a wonderful holiday Hosta - hope you get lots and lots of sunshine (and no Russian neighbours) - pop in with some pics to make us jealous every now and then β˜€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸŒžπŸ“Έ

And enjoy your trip too Lizzie.

Well done on starting the C-shopping GWRS.  Is your allotment put to bed now?

Our landrover (very old, but essential for getting us out if it snows .....we live in a ravine) is on its last legs, so Mr C is popping over to Colchester this afternoon to check out a new one.  Hope its worth the trip, or he will be grumpy.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 06:45

Morning all

Lizzies ponies popping round to say hello made me smile  Glad they did not go further afield.

Hoping its a nice day out there - can't see yet - want to march to Windsor at lunchtime, and that is always nicer in the dry🌀🌀🌀

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 06:56

Morning Fidget

I've just been woken up by my beeping alarm clock ......the moon sounds a much better option

Porridge anyone ?    I've got blueberries to stir in 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 06:50

You saw more of the moon than we did Papi Jo - nice atmospheric shot.

I'm up Hosta, but definitely not wide awake

Glad to have the forum back - missed you all yesterday morning - my porridge was a lonely affair. Thank you to all the peeps working behind the scenes.

Had a lively, lovely weekend - love it when Chicklet comes home 

Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 22:50

Glad it was worth the wait LF

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:37

Morning all  rain has cleared and blue sky here 🌞🌞🌞

Off for a days Xxxx shopping at Bluewater - meeting up with sisters and nieces.  We do it every year, and although it seems incredibly early, it works well.  By this evening my list will a) be made and b) have lots of ticks on it.  Plus its always a fun day out - fuelled by much coffee and cake.  Will put Chicklet on her train back to Nottingham at Ebbsfleet, and bring my niece back with us, ready to return her to Uni (Egham) on my way to work tomorrow morning.  Nice that even though they are beginning to fledge, the youngsters are still keen to join in these things

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Compost Corner

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 16:05


Plan to collect leaves next weekend - builders bags looks a great idea.  Do you cover them with anything?  And how long before they are ready to use ?

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Thanks folks - have been googling now that you have given me clues on where to start.  Think it'll be a toss up between Buckland and Winter Sun.

Berghill - the spot I have is near to the back door rather than next to it - so should be alright with the spikiness

Great pics Fairy and Ladybird - very cheering having something starting to flower at this time of year.

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Have I got an orchid???

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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