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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:10

Nice to have you back Lesley - hope you are now fighting fit

Just in from the garden.  Did a bit of weeding and then sorted out ALL my plastic plant pots ......graded into sizes and colours have no idea how satisfying that job was.  Seems we will be getting warmer after the frost tonight, so I am now ready to prick out seedlings tomorrow.  I am too stingy to write a label for every pot, so i try to plant things in matching pots so I can tell the difference black square, round orange, black with writing on the side ..... Its quite a system. Feel like the gardeing year is really motoring now

And Mr C is back driving again we are returning to normal once more.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:11

So pleased Lyn ....((hugs)) for you and your Dad.  Stay strong.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:07

Morning Dove, Morning Yvie

Keep meaning to ask .....which bit of the Solent are you looking out on SolentWind ? I am originally a SolentGirl (grew up in Hythe, of the ferry fame).

Best get a wriggle on ....

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:47

Wow Wonky. Marathon post  you are obviously getting a post-flu adrenalin rush.  Hope Hubby is on the mend very soon too - sounds like you have both been pretty poorly.

Sorry your evening out wasn't all you had hoped for Pat.

Hope Panda has wakes up with a pain-free mouth ......ouch.  And good luck with the house and the breach baby for Yvies's second born (been there - C section not too bad with a first baby, just a pain not being able to drive for an age afterwards).

Weekend nearly here.  Just discovered GW has been cancelled by the ladies football.  Thought it was because of the Masters, which at least has some azaleas to look at.  Someone needs to get their priorites sorted

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 08:12

Morning all

((hugs)) for poorly Panda and her toothipegs (or ex-toothipegs) - sounds painful.  Hope today gets it sorted out properly.  

And hope Hosta enjoyed the ballet. Green here too.

Slightly later start today as have to drop littlest chicklet off for a holiday revision session later .....but somehow still seem to be in a rush.

Have a great hols DD - hope you find lots of whiffy

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 06:57

Morning all. Welcome to Blighty Lizzie - love the sound of your new front garden .....what have you planted?  And have a good trip too DD - seems that all our French Forkers are returning to the motherland at the same time

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:43

If you PM me I can pop in to Windsor in my lunch break and get some of the castle and various royal personages

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 06:55


Back to the office again for me (the chicklets are on Easter hols, so MrC will have company at home).  Will do me good to have a dose of normality .

Just done the old "put plant babies out for the day, bring them in at night" routine.  Think I will prick out some of my seedlings this weekend, so that routine is about to get a whole lot bigger.  Good job I am constrained by the size of my windowsills - I get a bit carried away at seed sowing time.

Saw Lesley posting yesterday .....are you back home yet?  Hope your Dad is doing ok.


Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:48

Happy Birthday to our very own Womble


Beheaded Tulips

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:09

Are you sure you don't have visiting deer Fluffy Cloud?  I think tulips are their absolute favourite. They very neatly take the flower buds off - as if they were eating a lollipop.  I grow all mine in a fenced off area now.

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