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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:34

Sounds idyllic Pdoc - I've only been to Sheffield once - we were visiting a former tutor of OH's who lived in a lovely area - there was a main shopping street and then a wooded area up the sides of a cliff - I'll ask OH the name of the main road when he gets back from work.  We drove there after staying a few days Castleton and I remember the view of Sheffield from the moors 

Which LED Grow Light

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:28

Beware of using grow lights or other heat producing light sources in your shed or attic - police helicopters regularly fly over housing estates etc checking for 'hot spots' in roofs indicating the possibility that marijuana is being grown in attics. 

You may well find armed police knocking insistently on your front door, and the back door ... and sniffer dogs camped out in your garden.  

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:18

I loved the Black & White Minstrel Show as a child - of course I didn't understand the cultural significance then - nowadays it really shows how many of the horrors of life were disregarded by so many for so long.

However, I used to practice doing high kicks during the programme, and still have ambitions of being a Television Topper when I grow up  

Last edited: 18 November 2016 09:22:50

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:08

Oh Hosta   hopefully you'll be able to really relax and unwind in the warm - are you taking some good books to read? 

Pdoc  - curling up with a good book while the snowflakes settle - sounds perfect - it seems a bit early in the year for snow, but perhaps not where you are?  

Ma used to quote an old saying 'Ice in November to bear a duck ... nothing to follow but mud and muck.'  meaning that a really cold snap early on will be followed by a mild winter.  Have you had any ice that ducks can walk on yet?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:58

Morning DD. Good luck with the property 

Trousers knickers and pants are plural because they used to be made of two separate tubes of fabric with a drawstring threaded through at the top to go around the waist. They didnt have a crotch seam  - a bit draftybut more convenient in some circumstances!

Hence a 'pair of trousers'

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Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:51

I loved the Navy Lark and Round the Horn as a child - I thought they were so funny but of course I didn't understand the humour.  Ma didn't really approve  but we still listened to them - now I realise that Ma knew they were rude but didn't really understand why. I suspect there were a lot of people like Ma 

Pepper plant

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:36

Is it a culinary chilli pepper? I imagine the fruits are ripe and ready to harvest. You can thread them on cotton thread and hang them up to dry to use over the winter. Food containing chilli are said to improve brain function and lift ypur mood. 

Storing dahlias

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:30

My understanding is that it can no longer be recommended for fungicidal use but is still sold as a treatment for soils and also for medical use for animals. Vitax still make and sell it. 

Garden related name for kitten

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:17

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:15

Wrap up warm Clari ((hugs))

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