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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!

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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.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 07:45

Morning all.

After a few carefully chosen words with the receptionist who was trying to refuse me a medication review with the doctor (catch 22: I can't have a medication review because he hasn't filled in a slip, but in order to do this he first needs to see me, but she refuses to book an appointment for this to happen because it's for a medication review and there's no slip...) I have been told that I MIGHT get a phone call from the doctor SOMETIME today.

I am so glad that the anti depressant in question is being used to treat symptoms relating to my stomach condition and not anything more serious because if I was struggling mentally that receptionist could be a major tripping point to ones recovery / treatment.

With all the troubles we face it is so easy to get caught up in them and not realise that others are struggling even more. 

Hmm.. that's all a bit deep and meaningful for only one cup of tea. Best get the kettle on!

Dove; be safe on your travels!

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:43

Joyce be grateful. Where I go to get my hearing aid they have a TV playing with the volume on just enough for you not to be sure whether it's your imagination or not.

Surely subtitles would be appropriate.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:40

Oh my lord DD your poor runner! It is so sad to think of someone so troubled that taking their own life is to them their only way our.

Started to clear an overgrown patch but it is so full of frogs I've been forced to retreat.

Here's a hint for how overgrown the patch was... I've never seen this flower before! No idea what it is but it was completely lost in there . Oops.

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:35

Nutcutlet; when  I first started this thread I couldn't find anything on how to grow them. THEN I find they are so prolific it really can't be as hard as they were making it out to be.

So it got me wondering with the last lot; did these vigorous weeds really need all that special treatment?

Hopefully I'll find out!

Bare earth or ground cover?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:32

I like bare earth, straight lines, uniformity.

But I will also add; most of my plants are surrounded with blue slate rather than au natural! 

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