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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 13:28

Harrumph!  Apparently I overdid it yesterday - the Physio thinks it was probably done by yanking the dead leaves out of the phormium  

She's worked out that I'm an All Or Nothing sort of a gal, and has prescribed two days of Nothing, then I can start to do GENTLE GARDENING!!!  

I am allowed to sit on the sofa and knit and noodle with you lot, and I can cook pork chops and fennel for supper - I am also allowed to wander around the garden (keeping my neck and shoulder warm) and make notes and supervise the Under Gardener.  

Clari, hope the builders don't leave their tools lying around in the kitchen 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 10:53

Whooppeeeeeee!  Just had an invitation to best friend's Big Birthday Party (how can she have reached that age, she's 27, like the rest of us ).  

As her birthday is at the beginning of November she's having a Bonfire Party on 5th November - we received the invitation at 10.20am - by 10.40am I'd booked us into the local pub for B&B that night ... I need to be able to drink her very good health!!!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:11
Papi Jo says:


"Naked Boys"? what are they?

See original post

 Colloquial term for colchicums. They're sometimes called Naked Ladies too, but I prefer Naked Boys 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:04

Good morning all 

A beautiful morning out there. I've got a physio appt this morning but hopefully I'll get into the garden this afternoon. 

Have a good trip Chicky. I like what I've seen of the Bristol area and the Uni has a really good reputation among students I know. Exciting times! 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 23:05

All the ones that are used around here are in sheltered positions but facing more or less north. 


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 

Last edited: 04 October 2016 19:27:43

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).  

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