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Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:15
nutcutlet says:


Just showing linguistic superiority over the rest of us. 

 Attempting to Nut, but not succeeding ... not on this forum 


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:55

Monty Don went to great efforts to explain this on a programme last year ... however I don't expect it to have any influence on the way it's pronounced by people and I don't expect that he does either.

I am constantly irritated by the mispronunciation of lots of things, and the Victorian Hellenization of the pronunciation of many East Anglian Anglo Saxon place names is a constant bugbear.  However I know that I am a linguistic pedant and I have accepted that most people are not.

Last edited: 16 September 2017 15:56:58

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:39

A few of the photos we took at Whipsnade Zoo on the way home from our holiday. 

Sorry some are a bit fuzzy ... didn't realise I'd left the camera on the wrong setting 

Last edited: 16 September 2017 15:43:28


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:06

Hope you're having a lovely birthday lunch  BL 


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:02

Hope you're having a lovely day SGL

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:06

Dusting Hosta?   What dust ... there wasn't any there the other day.

Well, I'm back from the farm shop with beef for tomorrow, bread, another Crown Prince squash to store in the garage and apples ... then neighbour across the way rang the doorbell and gave us more apples  maybe I should have bought pork rather than beef :-/ ... but they'll keep until next weekend.

I popped out between the showers and picked another load of tomatoes ... we've had the best crop ever this year ... the Sungolds are amazing. I'm roasting some for the freezer and will make a sauce for pizza later in the week. I'm also roasting some red and yellow peppers which were a freebie from the farm shop as they'd got soft spots on them so couldn't be sold ... they'll go in the freezer too and come in handy later. 

I must try to make some space in the freezer ... it's full of runner beans and raspberries.

Buying Roses on Mail Order?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:00
BML says:

They look very nice but appear very expensive.

See original post

 As I said, Classic Roses have a sale on at the moment with 50% off their container roses ... that works out at between £5 - £7 for a HT rose from a grower with multiple Chelsea Gold Medals ... any cheaper than that and they'll be giving them away. 

Buying Roses on Mail Order?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:58 

Superb roses, huge choice, brilliant quality, great advice available.  Highly recommended.  

And they've a sale of container roses at the moment 50% off.

I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer.  

Last edited: 16 September 2017 10:00:21


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:52
Fairygirl says:

Really? Despite the fact that it's destroying all the native plants in it's path? 

See original post

 And in doing that it's creating vast tracts of virtual sterility with a huge reduction in small mammals, amphibians, insects, birds 

Last edited: 16 September 2017 09:56:17

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:43

Have a lovely birthday BL ... enjoy your birthday lunch 

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