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Posted: Yesterday at 08:18

Perhaps a photo would help us 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 08:13

Good morning all  and G'day to all Down Under   Beautiful photos Chicky. 

Have a really lovely day Obelixx 

Still wet and windy here but not as grim as in some placed.  We're catching the ten o'clock bus and spending today in the city ... Better get a move on ... 

Later Today.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:05

Good luck - hope all goes well.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 23:07

 Sweet dreams all ...

Clematis Montana

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:49

I think it looks gorgeous ... and I love C. viticellas ...... so easy to look after ... chop them down to about 18" in the spring, give them some clematis food and stand well back 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:46

Oh dear Joyce ... sorry to hear that    ... it's a bit damp here, but not sodden.  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:23

Well, I wouldn't call it spotless,  but at least the parquet is gleaming a bit and the bookshelves don't have dust on them 

Have you had a lot of rain Joyce?  I've not been following the weather reports other than to know that here in the east we've got a yellow weather warning for high winds.  

Hydrangea cuttings dying

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 13:04

The simplest way I've found to root hydrangea cuttings is from late spring to mid summer,  prepare softwood or semi ripe cuttings and put them in a jamjar of water on the kitchen windowsill.  Roots will form within a few weeks ... then separate them gently and put them into individual pots of very damp compost and pop them outside in a shady corner and keep damp.  I've had 100% success some years! 

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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 12:55

Hello again ... there was a change of plan and proper h*wk happened this morning, including cleaning under and behind the sofa and buffing the parquet ... a chap is coming on Friday to clean said sofa and stairs and landing carpet.  He's the former Director of Music of the Band of Dragoon Guards and did his sofa-cleaning-training at Windsor Castle, so I thought I'd better move the dust around a bit before he arrives 

Hosta, glad all is going well ... enjoy ((hugs))

BL ... hope the heating is soon back up and running.


Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:00

Good morning all  G'day to all in Aus 

Lovely to see Pdoc posting and great that he's finding ways to do a bit about the place. 

((hugs)) to Fairy ... Hope all is ok  

Dull and relatively mild here in Norfolk. No sign yet of the strong winds we've been warned about. 

I've decided to give tennis a miss today. My knee was painful for several days after last weeks session and has only just recovered and tomorrow I must go to the opticians and get my ears lowered  and there's an important exhibition I want to see at the same time. 

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