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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 08:56

Right, dressed and decent and downstairs   Bins done and a walk around the rather dank back garden -  native primroses flowering their socks off, but everything else looking a bit sorry for itself, although the miscanthus plumes are trying their damnedest to look cheerful 

A bit of a food shop and some tidying is the order of the day ... thank you, but no ironing to be done here Clari ... it's woollies and undies today.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 07:41

Good morning Pauline   Ouch! That sounds horrid. I'll take care, I promise. It's no worse today so I think it's only bad bruising ... Looks a bit dramatic tho. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 07:13

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

still in bed, dark outside, OH has just biked to work. I shall make another coffee ...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 20:47

Snuggle down Clari 

Ive just taken my sock off and inspected the toe I stubbed this morning -  it's purple!!!   I shall have to put my feet up 

Have a good evening folks. 

dormant plant id

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 19:13

I've never seen a gladiolus 'bulb' described as huge -  gladioli grow from  corms which are formed from the swollen bases of stems and are replaced by new corms every year.

Many lily bulbs grow larger year on year if left undisturbed.  

The spear-like leaves in the picture may not be from the same plant as the seed pods. 

If you look at the lily seed pods on this site, showing how to collect the seeds, you'll see how they look very similar to the ones in the OP's photograph, which are splitting into three sections, as described in the instructions on how to collect the seeds. 

duckweed dying

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 17:28

We've not had much duckweed this year - I've been saying thank you to the water snails we introduced last year - they've been munching through it at a rate of knots - and the blanket weed too  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 13:31

I can see you BL 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 10:46
Topbird says:

... Glad the washing machine is up & running Dove. Could you do some bedding and OH's work shirts for me? - and if you could run an iron over them too that would be good ......

 Happy to Topbird - lob it over here - virtual laundry my speciality 

Re the abuse of children - I think that the FA and other sporting bodies have put procedures into place which ought  to help protect youngsters - my son was involved with the running of a local football club and as soon as they started a youth team a load of Child Protection procedures swung into place.  However, procedures can only ever be as good as the people who implement them. 

The problem with abusers is, as I said, the type of people who abuse are the type who understand how to control other people, including adults.  They  create unquestioning fiefdoms around themselves like Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris did - they are not 'one offs' ....... sadly I've seen it happen.  

You have to have people involved in the organisation who are innately suspicious ... you have to always ask the question 'what are they getting out of this situation?  What's in it for them?'  Everyone gets something out of a situation.  Not all motives are malign, but some are.  And everyone should remember, there is very rarely a justifiable need for any adult who is not a parent to be totally alone with a child. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 10:18
Hostafan1 says:

Ahh, the beautiful game eh?

See original post

 Wherever there are adults who create fiefdoms and families who 'don't talk about things like that' there will be vulnerable children enduring abuse.  Awful. 

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 09:54

I'm absolutely certain I never paid anything like that ................ I couldn't/wouldn't have ........... .. it's cheaper on this site 

Phew!  Whatever was that seller on Amazon thinking of? 

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