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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 15:42

Members of the foodie forum I post on have an annual picnic get together, often in the grounds of a Nat. Trust venue... one year we had so much food left over that one of the members went around the car park offering home made pork pies, scotch eggs, cakes and other lovely nibbles to complete strangers ... some people behaved as if they were children being ''offered sweeties by a Stranger" ..... and looked terrified and ran to their cars ... some people had much more sense and acquired some delicious goodies 

Is this honey fungus?

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:53

The RHS are asking for us to contact them if we suspect Honey Fungus


Last edited: 14 October 2017 14:54:14

Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:48

Have a look in this area of Suffolk ... a real community and close enough to the coast to enjoy Southwold and Aldeburgh and the other lovely coastal places and also within half an hour of The Broads, but without the sky high prices of property in those places.  

Last edited: 14 October 2017 14:48:57

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 13:11
Obelixx says:

... Forgot to mention.......I was a bit naughty yesterday and ordered 5 clematis online and a yuzu plant - 

 Not naughty at all ... clematis nurseries have to make a living too ... in fact, it's our duty to help them do so from time to time 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 12:43

Right ... back from the city ... had both a flu and  a pneumonia jab 'cos I'm hypothyroid and therefore eligible for the pneumo one early.  Didn't know that but I'm glad the nurse did.  I arrived early an hour early 'cos of the bus timetable but was seen early with no queuing.  I do love the NHS 

I popped into M&S and treated myself to a nice top for being A Brave Girl  and bough some 'sushi' for my lunch. 

While I was sitting on the bench waiting for the bus home an 'older lady' (well, older than me) walked along the line asking people if they ate leeks.  The person next to me said No, but I said 'Yes' and she explained that she'd grown too many in her garden so she'd wrapped some up and brought them into the city and thought she'd see if anyone wanted any. 

She said she 'wasn't selling them' but a small donation for Cancer Research would be appreciated.  I said I'd love some leeks and made a donation ... 5 lovely fresh young leeks pulled from the ground this morning ... they'll be lovely with the piece of gammon I'm cooking tomorrow   Some people looked at her as if she was bonkers, talking to strangers in the street .......... but look at us, we talk to strangers on here all the time, don't we?  And we're not bonkers, are we .........................??? 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 08:56

Any queuing will be worth it Hosta 

Right ... better catch the bus ... 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 08:00

i suspect queuing will be involved here too GWRS, despite having an appointment time 

Large lawn

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 07:58

I agree ...  My lawns take less upkeep than the rest of the garden. Get someone in to mow it once a week and scarifying and feed once in the spring should keep it looking presentable. 

Japanese Aralia indoor drooping

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 07:48


To add a pic start with the camera icon. If it doesn't upload reducing the size of the pic usually works. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 07:42

Good morning all  Lovely to hear about all that you're doing DD 

Have a good breakfast Dacha 

Got to get a wiggle on ... Flu jab at 10:33 ...

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