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Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:59

Often the birds don't take the berries until they are softened by the winter weather. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:53

DD ((hugs)) keep both eyes on your goals. We're with you 

Sweet dreams all

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:41

Logan  So the BBC couldn't have let her do the dance off even if she'd wanted to  ... a very difficult position for everyone.  Such a shame ...  

Does anyone know which dance she's doing next?  I mean, if it's the Viennese Waltz for instance, she shouldn't need to do any extravagant arm movements and she could let the injury settle a bit.  It depends on whether it's a really bad tear or a less serious one which might have understandably really frightened her.

Last edited: 04 October 2016 19:45:25

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:25
Fairygirl says:

.. I pass a house on the way home Dove - it has the same arrangement of Aster and Rudbeckia (?) in the front garden.  

 Yep - Aster 'Little Carlow' and Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - both planted out earlier this year and performing really well for newbies 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:11

Good to see you back Topbird   thought it had been quiet around here  

Glad the holiday was good, and if you were without t'interweb for a while, at least you got the larder stocked up.  

I've done some jam/jelly/chutney-ing, but I've still got piccalilli, pickled pears and raspberry jam to make (the raspberries are in the freezer).  


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:04

We love to watch them - they're fantastic aren't they?  In the summer evenings I sometimes lie on the lawn or lounger and watch them swoop down above me - OH says that they sometimes get very close to me - at this time of year we keep the window blinds open until dark as it attracts the moths towards the windows and we can see the bats hunting them. 

They seem to have learnt that if they swoop around the security light sensor in the garden opposite the light will come on for a few minutes, attracting the moths for them. 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:25

Logan, was she advised by her doctor not to do Strictly at all, or not to do the dance off on Saturday/Sunday?

I'd be surprised if the BBC took her on the programme knowing that she was going against medical advice 

What is this ?

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:21

Think you've got it Lilly - Tomatilloes - a friend and I both grew them one year (not a lot of success, just a few fruit - they seem to need a long growing season).

Have a look here 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:06

It's just begun to spit out there, so I've come in.  The garden looks much better now - still some edges to do and things to plant, but there are fewer weeds and the chionodoxa and scillas have been planted in drifts beneath the amelanchier and the Narc. Tresemble nearby.  Just the Minnows and Peer Gynts to plant now ...... oh, and the little species tulips that were in pots last year - they can go somewhere in the Sunny Bed.  

Then there's the front garden to tidy up ... at least the lawn is beginning to look a little greener 

A golden fastigiate yew?

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 16:54

We're in Norfolk, right on the south-western fringe of Norwich just over the hill from the river and marshes, on  free-draining loam.  Apparently this area was all orchards fifty years ago.  

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