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Creosoted fence posts

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 19:55
Tootsietim says:

Creosote is described as very toxic to aquatic organisms and likely to cause long term damage to aquatic environments.

If I were you I would contact the Environment Agency.

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 I totally agree.

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 18:28

Punkdoc ((huge hugs))  ........... in your own time xx

New topsoil is like cake mix

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 17:00

Oh dear ... sorry to hear that .......... I'm afraid my best advice is to take the winter off, put your feet up and pour yourself a glass or mug of something heartening and wait until spring ... you're never going to beat the British weather.  

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 15:33

Very windy here too ... the eucalyptus across the Rise is swaying elegantly.  

Hopefully Pdoc is home for the weekend ((hugs))

LillyP ... have a lovely day tomorrow with your family 

Mystery plant - ‘herby smell’ red flowers since end of spring

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 14:26

That looks to me like one of the shrubby salvias.  

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 12:41


Clari ... this is my egg cup ... put one on your list for Santa 

other animals are available 

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 12:27

Obelixx ... Jo March was the nearest thing to a rebel I'd ever seen at the age of 12 ........ and she was a writer!!!!    I identified with her immediately .  

Liri ... I had my 'procedure' under sedation ......... I can still hear myself talking absolute garbage to the nurse who was holding my hand as it took effect ......... but fortunately I can't remember what it was I was saying ............ what I do remember was the fascination of watching overhead image of 'the thing' progressing through my innards, a polyp being identified and "dealt with".  

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 12:21
Fairygirl says:

I think, bearing in mind my 'heritage', The Glen MIller Story was probably the defining one for my Mum, Dove 

Still a favourite whenever it's on. 

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 Fairy   I saw the second half of the Glen Miller Story by accident in my teens .......... I can still remember the impact of seeing James Stewart for the first time ......... I feel deeply in love and he still makes my tummy do summersaults 

The Late Duchess of Devonshire was obviously a Forker ........ wandering around the garden before breakfast in her dressing gown  .............. bet it was purple!!! 

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

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 11:12

Fairy ((hugs))  a lovely gift    And of course June Allyson was a star of so many films ... gorgeous smile and distinctive voice ... who can forget her as Jo March in Little Women 

Cherry Laurel hedge

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 11:05

I don't think new shrubs would stand a chance of growing 'in the gaps'.

Without wishing to seem rude, I think youve been too timid with them. 

In your situation what I would do is to cut the existing laurels back to below the top of the fence panels ... you could even go down to about one foot above the ground.  The laurels will re-shoot and you can develop it as a proper hedge (from the ground up) or more like a 'hedge on legs'  giving you some bare ground at the base if you cut them back to just below the fence tops.

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