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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 22:10

Definitely Daring   Living life on the edge   Hope its a good 'un

This greeted me on the driveway this evening:

Mr C grew them, littlest Chicklet carved them......a real family affairπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:11

On my train surrounded by coughy, spluttery people  need some of that first defence stuff.  Still a real pea souper here - getting everyone in the mood for halloween πŸ‘» 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:47

Good luck with the new job Wonky  Tell us all about it later

Well its light (hooray) but so foggy I can't see anything out the windows (boo). Saw the weeks weather forecast yesterday Dove, and promptly got all my babies in the greenhouse.

London today, so might catch up with you all later from my trainπŸš‚πŸ›€πŸš‚πŸ›€

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:37

Just come in from a very satisfying weeding session. Now me and OH are off for a walk round the punchbowl to admire the autumn colours πŸ‚ . 

Hows the landscaping looking Tbird - is it how it looked in your minds eye ?  Very exciting when transformations take place πŸ˜€

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:42

Just been to the GH - freshly picked fried tomatoes on toast for breakfast the language of Hosta - yummity yum yum

Neighbour cut beech hedge back hard

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:39

I think it will be fine - just don't cut your side back to match this year.  The advice if you are trying to reclaim a beech hedge is to cut it back hard, one side one year, one side the next.  They regrow beautifully (been there, done that) so I wouldn't worry.  And the advantage of doing it this time of year is that she won't have disturbed any nesting birds🐣🐣🐣

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:31

This morning's view from the bedroom window ....mists and mellow fruitfulness galore

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:26

Morning all

Trying to remind myself of all the good things about dark evenings One is that weekends gain extra reading time, as I am forced inside by about 4 ......I have a stack of unread magazines and books which I am looking forward to working my way throughπŸ“šπŸ“°πŸ“šπŸ“°.

I am also looking forward to getting up in the light for the next few mornings - and I would certainly hate having to drive to work in the dark (bad enough coming home).

And the autumn colours at the moment are beautiful πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚

Thats as much Pollyanna as I can muster at the moment ......need more tea

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 23:25

Still awake here  Late shift taxi duty

That looks like quite a fruit patch Liri .  I think the idea of removing every other bush makes sense.  I have trouble harvesting from the centre of our raspberry patch and its only 3foot wide, so a picking path sounds like a good idea too - although it might be a full time job to keep it clear.

Does it get used much?  Can you ask people what would make it better for them?

Good to have you back   Hope you and OH are both feeling much better now.

Still picking raspberrys

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 18:37

Finished the last of ours last weekend Richard - its been a fabulous year for them here

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