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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

Last edited: 13 November 2016 08:39:30

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.

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 11:39

Looking for mahonia recommendations.  We have a shady spot near the backdoor which is crying out for one, but don't really know where to start.

Would like big flowers, good scent if possible.

Oh, and not Soft Caress, as the deer eat that one.  A good old fashioned do-er would be best

Many thanks

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 11:34

Omg - that s not a rock, its a mountain. Fairy could spend a happy weekend scaling it

Lost Smilies

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 11:30

Check your Forum Settings too - click on your name at top right of screen, select my settings and then forum settings.  You need to have your editor set to advanced settings, and the one about smilies set to "show as image".  If that doesn't help then Nora will need to be called in 

fatisa japonica

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 10:54

They like it quite shady - has anything around it changed recently?  Any trees cut down that might be letting in more light?

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