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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:32

Oh hell Lesley that doesn't sound good! I hope you're not in too much pain.

Lily feeling... well stable in the fatigue at least! I wish I had enough energy to keep up with all the things I need to do. Fortunately with the nursery and scout groups you get dragged along and at least sleep well on the trusty camp bed!

I really hope your friend gets the help they need. It's horrid to think the system is so overstretched.

I don't really notice Hollie around the forum Verdon so can't comment on what they're like but it's such a shame that just as we start to settle and relax after the drama from the forum change and get ready (sorry Pat) to enjoy our summer gardens at their best that someone is so fixated on little nothing special you that they'd rather waste their time on the keyboard fighting than battling the much more serious SLUG INVASION

SERIOUSLY the damn things are everywhere!!

Right; tea drank (Thank you Dove) I'd best get to work!

Can you have too many fruiting shrubs/trees?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:09

The first question is of course; do you like the fruit you're planting? If not unless it's for the wildlife consider planting something you and your family will actually eat.

Personally I think the more the better choice; but pick carefully to try and spread out your season rather than have a harvest that lasts three weeks but puts you off blackberries for life.

I have a pear tree, plum tree, rhubarb, red currants, blackberries, strawberries, more herbs than I ever care to cook with... and plans for a vegetable garden that will be host to a LOT more. For me I'd fill ever square inch with fruit and vegetables. But that could just be the Yorkshire value for money talking!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:00

Tea please Dove!

I've another scout camp at the museum tonight. Only 15 of them (plus leaders) which will be a nice cosy group. Just need to survive the rather more busy nursery group coming in first!

Oh and get the vintage ambulance ready for Bradford next week! It's roadworks the whole way up; I am not looking forward to the commute!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 06:57

Flowers; congratulations on the great news!!

My mother called last night; she and future mother in law are coming up to see me on Monday (my birthday and normally my day off)... trouble is I'd agreed that afternoon to work in Bradford on Monday. That's me in trouble then...  If anyone in Bradford wants to come and meet me on my birthday I'll find out where I'm meant to be!

Still you may be hearing some exciting news on the job front so keep your fingers crossed.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 07:13

Lily send the deer my way; I'm sure I can make space in the freezer! ;)

Morning all! What a grey emotive day outside. I hope Wonky and Dove find themselves full of cheer on this less than nice day. I just know that you'll have lots of happy memories to smile about.

Back to work today so I really ought get out of bed and chamber into the shower! Keep safe everyone.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:31

Welcome back Chicky! What a beautiful View!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:44

Wonky; you're right a certain puppy won't be helping with the fatigue but he is so very spoilt and gets his own way far too often.

Just watered all my pots; that guaranteed the rain starting!

Lily; unfortunately I've been having far too many quick sugar fixes to keep me ticking over of late. To settle my stomach issues I've got to detox off sugar as much as I can.

But that'll have to wait till after my scout camp at the weekend!

Last edited: 17 May 2016 20:44:39

Planting a large Wildlife Pond

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:33

Oh my lord Steve you'll come home on day and find people sailing in that!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:45

Oh Y I hope your granddaughter milks it for all her worth and enjoys the being spoilt.

Doctor called and woke me from a nap; since I'm 30 years old I'm concerned she doesn't seem to think fatigue is a problem. More medication to try... ugh.

White Bluebells

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:28

My Spanish invaders for comparison if it helps.

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