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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 12:53

NannyB ... The liquid nitrogen method is really good isn't it?  I had some 'potentially nasty' moles removed that way,  one just below my eyebrow removed with a laser (smelt of burning flesh  ) and two big ones from my neck removed surgically ... stitches and everything ... I went to help out with a theatre production that evening and someone thought I had a spider on my neck and tried to brush it off   They were sent to histology but thankfully they weren't nasty.

 All I have to show for the experience is two scars like fang marks on the side of my neck 

Last edited: 02 August 2017 12:55:30

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:14
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, bring wellies. It's sodden.

See original post

 Wet suits and snorkels on order 

But by the time we get to yours the sun will be shining and everything will be lush and green 

Joyce ... I'd never grown cannas before ... this one was a present from Hosta ... and I've managed to over-winter it and get it to bloom again 

And have you noticed that beautiful buttery-yellow and green hosta behind it ... it's called Stained Glass and we bought it from Burncoose when we were down there a couple of years ago ... thanks to Hosta telling me to give it more sun it's looking fabulous this year 

Last edited: 02 August 2017 10:16:23

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 09:55

Hosta ................ thank you ............... you're obviously a saint   .................. you're using up all the horrible weather so that it's glorious when we head west at the end of the month xx

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 09:20

It all depends on how it's being lit Pat ... if the sun's shining through it it's red ... if the sun has sunk lower then it's grey ... lighting is so important 

Hosta ... are you about this morning?  This'll cheer you up ... 

Looks healthy to me ... and very beautiful 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 08:15

Pat, hang your washing on our line ... Sunny and a light breeze here 

theres no point in food if it's not tempting ... I discovered that as a child 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 08:12

LillyP was found by a friend ... Think she found it on Fbook ... I expect it's all over t'internet by now 

Ok, expert lawn people, please advise

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 07:39

Intentional damage to a tree with a TPO can result in a fine of up to £20,000 and a criminal record. LA Tree Officers aren't stupid. 

Far better to seek advice from a properly qualified arboriculturist about judicious pruning, crown lifting and thinning in order to enhance and prolong the life of the tree, and present this evidence to the Tree Officer. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 07:10

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

we had a red sky last night and have a glorious morning now ... Pavlova for breakfast Chicky? Help yourself ... egg, cream and fruit. ...  sounds to be virtually a health food 

Lily beetles but not red

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 07:00

The nematodes will work ... They are killing the grubs underground which are the next generation of weevils. 

A second dose of nematodes might be a good idea, as you seem to have had a particularly bad infestation. 

Remember to keep the soil damp as this helps the nematodes survive

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 21:04

Hosta ((hugs))   we'll soon be there to cheer you up 

Some people are just moronic idiots ... some of them rent homes, some of them govern countries ... let's count ourselves lucky that we don't come across very many of them 

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