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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:33

I realised the other day that I've only used the ir*n three times since Chr*stmas ... not sure whether I should be   or  ................ I would add that neither thas OH ... clothes are either dried on the clothes horse in the winter or outside in the summer ... if they're hung out carefully and folded carefully when dry only a few of our bestest clothes need that hot flattening thing ......... but of course I'm retired and OH doesn't have to wear smart shirts ....... phew!  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:16
fidgetbones says:

...." I don't have them like that "he said ( with a crease down the arm) "My mum irons them one way, then turns them so it is like a tube with no creases."

 He'd noticed  ???  

Last edited: 17 July 2017 20:17:47


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:00

Hosta flowers do grow tall.  Some people remove the flower stem before the flowers open as they prefer the appearance without them, or because they want the plant to use its energy to build up the plant rather than produce flowers.

On well grown plants I allow the flower to bloom, then remove the flower stem when the flowers are dying off ... just snip the stem down low.  

Some hosta flowers are beautifully scented. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:44

My aunt, who was a legal secretary using old fashioned typewriters that you really had to hammer at the keys, was so incapacitated by CTS towards the end of her life that she couldn't even feed herself... but she refused any sort of treatment.  

A woman I know had both her wrists operated on at the same time ... she was a keen gardener (the sort who opened her garden to the public) and didn't want to miss more than one season in the garden by having them done at different times ........ she said that her husband had to do absolutely everything for her while they healed, but it was worth it as her garden didn't get too out of hand and she never had any more problems with the CTS  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:16

Dachalover ... Wonky started getting symptoms when in an IT job  ... she now has her dream job as a gardener on a beautiful country estate but the CTS is still very painful ... her GP has prescribed splints to sleep in and she can have steroid injections ... her father had CTS badly at her age (he was a builder) and the injections really really helped him ... I hope they work for Wonky. 

I hope your son can get some relief .......... it's a horrible condition. 

Last edited: 17 July 2017 19:17:00

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:10

Some days it's just inconsequential chit chat ......... for some reason today got a bit deep and meaningful .... it's not that common an occurrence really 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:57

Dachalover .......... just pop in and say hello from time to time .... that's all it's about .... no one expects ongoing contributions .... we have things to do, lives to live .... we just pop in and out ... some of us pop in throughout the day, some just once a week or even less .... my daughter Wonky has a new job and carpal tunnel syndrome so at the moment is restring her wrists and hardly posts at all ... unless she has something she wants to say .............. so please keep on popping in .......... and the foibles of a misguided man sound intriguing 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:44

Dachalover ...      I don't understand .................. 

Plant name

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:42

If your photo won't upload try reducing its size ... that usually works 

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 17:48

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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