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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:00

Very sad news Pdoc. ((Hugs)) - lots of them

Loved Henry hiding under the stairs too - its like he was saying "who, me ??"  Hope the constructive phase can now begin.

Having the very last of our autumn raspberries on my porridge this morning - they have been amazing this year.  Lots of tomatoes still ripening too, so I am ignoring advice to rip them all out for another week or so.

Best get a wiggle on - work beckons.  Littlest chicklet on half term this week, so don't have the discipline of a train timetable to keep me from faffing

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:20

spare room and dumping ground are interchangeable terms here too - littlest chicklet uses it as an extension to her bedroom, and she has inherited the messy gene.  We used to laugh when she was younger - she would leave her clothes in a heap on the floor exactly where they fell and then step away looked like a snowman had melted.  Her sister, meanwhile, gets twitchy if everything is not "just so".  Obviously nature and not nurture

Off to Southampton for a shopping day today .....someone has been promised a new handbag 

Sorry to hear Mrs Pdoc is searching for work.  Hope she finds something (close to home) very soon.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 21:01

Well I am going to put in a vote for crocuses in lawns - I love them.  We had them (inherited) in our last house, and seeing them open on a sunny February day was a delight .  We never found it a problem letting the leaves die down (they are quite grass like anyway)....but we never had a bowling green lawn 

I'd do it here if I could, but the deer eat them

Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:47

Great sequence Flumpy - great to remember just how much changes over the seasons .....coz we don't notice when its slowly changing around it

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:40

Fabulous story. Hope to see annual updates

I have an oak tree growing from a special acorn, known as Mum's tree.  It is now 7 years old, and I am hoping to be able to keep it in its pot (its a big one ) for a few more years yet.

Magnolia Susan

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:27

Magnolia Susan is spectacular for a few weeks a year, whereas an amelanchier will give you flowers in spring and lovely autumn leaf colour too.  So I guess your choice is between an annual hit of wow factor, or more muted but longer display.  I'd personally go with the magnolia, because I love that short burst of glory every spring (always assuming the frost doesn't muller them)

New GW...??

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:19

Think there might be another Big dreams, small spaces coming up


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:16

We have Birthday Eves, Birthdays and Birthday Boxing Days here ......prolong the celebrations, but only go up one number


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:59

Oops - sideways cake ....quick, catch it before it falls on the floor


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:52

So many October birthdays ......many happy returns to you all

help yourselves to cake

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