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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:36

Afternoon - we've just been on an adventure . mrC fancied walking somewhere different so we drove over the border into Sussex and followed instructions downloaded from t'internet.  Really good going somewhere new - we passed a lake called Furnace Pond which was an ironworks in the 1600's before industrial revolution when the foundries all went north.  Ths one would have been waterpowered.  Fascinating .....and I now know why one of our local roads iscalled Hammer Lane

Mr C misread the crucial bit of the instructions, so the promised 5 miler turned out to be 9 - I now have aching tootsies

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:47

Good to hear from you Hosta - hope 2nd hotel is good. Bit worrying about the 18th

Hope the PCDoctor can put Liri's pooter right .....hate it when that happens

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:31

Morning all - just woken from 12 hours sleep - that is a marathon, even for me.  Returning to work has obviously taken its toll.

Loved Monty - felt the same surges of empathy and irritation as others (isn't it funny how we all react in the same way) but loved the end result of the pot garden.  Made me think of our Potty Gardener and the incredible patch she created

Today is a day for getting the deccies boxed and back in the loft (they are all down, just not packed away).  Think we might squeeze in a walk too, and must visit the GC for another sack of bird seed - they have eaten the lot

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 09:27

Enjoy "spoons" GWRS 


Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:38

Ooops - I did miss it.  Hope it was a good one Kitty, with plenty of cake 🍰🍰🍰

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:35

Seems like a long while ago since I started this post Carol!  In the intervening 3 years I have indeed got exposed soil in my courtyard - soon to be home to Mahonias Winter Sun and Buckland.  However, I have also been growing Mahonia Soft Caress in a pot for nearly 3 years now, and it is doing very well.  

so I think the answer to your question is that Yes, you can grow certain varieties of M in a pot, but only the small ones like soft caress (which, to my mind, looks more like a little palm tree than a traditional mahonia)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:48

PS had the best day out with Chicklet yesterday - lots of laughs.  I do miss her when she's away

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:43

Bon voyage Lizzie - hope you get to Norfolk swiftly and easily πŸ›«βœˆοΈπŸ›¬

Sorry to hear lurgies are bothering so many of you

London bound today - so will catch up with you all from the train in a little bit.

Our family's definition of twelfth night is today - so a flurry of deccie removal will happen after work.  Sad times - always makes me feel a bit flat

Last edited: 06 January 2017 06:45:56

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 23:29

Another great frost here this morning - Chicklet's camera captures it better than my phone

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 07:49

Girlie day out for me and Chicklet today

Hope appointments go well Pdoc and Joyce.

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