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Posted: 29/12/2017 at 10:58

Paul   that was part of my point ... some gardeners have to be out there ... my daughter WonkyWomble is a gardener on a beautiful private country estate ... this time of year is a busy time as the family are all there and a lot of entertaining is done and the gardens have to be immaculate, plus there are the beautiful winter lights, fountains etc to be set up and maintained and the woodlands to be tended .... she's out in all weathers.  

Keep warm and dry folks!

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 10:46

Well done Hosta ... that's what you need ... practice makes perfect 


Posted: 29/12/2017 at 10:00

I always pot amaryllis with the top third of the bulb proud of the compost. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 09:56

The bacon bap is yours Obelixx 

A Buche de Noel is a favourite here but what with one thing and another (mainly DS's flu necessitating a maternal visit) I didn't make one ... much to the relief of our waistbands and our dentist.  However, any crumbs Possum doesn't hoover up could be accomnodated 

I think my cold is on the wane ... was it the Vicks on the soles of my feet wot did it or the rum toddy??? !!! I am actually able to breathe for some of the time ... as OH says, it's good to have the basics covered 

I'll have a quiet day here ... we're having cold gammon with new potatoes and Waldorf salad so not a lot to prepare ... if we need more there's plenty of cheese to fill up with. .... and I need to get the knitting past a bit of complicated shaping and the insertion of a pocket so that I can knit and natter in a carefree manner at MIL's over New Year. 

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Posted: 29/12/2017 at 09:47

Agreed Frank  ......... and at this time of year very few of us gardeners (except it seems the professional ones like Wonky) are out in the wind, rain and snow all day so we have time for inconsequential chit chat and the putting of the world to rights as only those in real touch with the fundamentals of this planet are able to do.  

I would never 'continually pick up' on what someone says unless I was pretty sure that the reason they post is intentionally to 'stimulate debate' .... Mike and I have been disagreeing about some stuff for many years now and I don't suppose that'll change ... however we do seem to agree about some  gardening matters. 

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 09:13

Morning Chicky 

Is anyone going to be around on New Year's Morning?  I'll be at MIL's in a cottage with thick stone walls and no mobile reception so I won't be able to start the first Hello Forkers of 2018 ....... will someone else do it please?????????????  Pretty please ???????????????  

First one to volunteer gets a 

My dog chewed my Apple tree?

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 08:24

That may well work Pansy ... I've known it to happen ... But as you've warned, it may simply be regarded as a fresh supply of sticks 

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Posted: 29/12/2017 at 08:15

Morning Lily P ... Take care out there ... The roads are lethal ... well they are here!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 08:12

A hard frost early on but now it's raining ... The roads'll be lethal ... be careful out there folks 

My dog chewed my Apple tree?

Posted: 29/12/2017 at 07:59

How's a dog meant to tell the difference between a tree and a stick?  You can't blame her ... Possibly more beauty than brains tho

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