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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 14:39

Roasted squash soup made - OH's favourite so he can take some to work for his lunch tomorrow - and a shin of beef and mushroom casserole simmering in the oven. 

Now I shall put my feet up and get my knitting out ... If anyone's putting the kettle on, mines a coffee please 

Copper Kettle water feature, where to find one??

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 13:43

The first place I would look would be here don't know if they have one but .......

Good luck

Hogitat advice

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 12:04

Hibernating hedgehogs sometimes leave one place in mild spells and find another - I'd install it asap, in a dry sheltered spot, providing some dry leaves and dry hay cut into shortish lengths (6" - 8") .

Mind you, I've known a hedgehog set up home in an old fertiliser bag full of old rags under a workbench in a carpenter's workshop

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:59

Hellebore ericsmithii 'Snow Love' blooming it's socks off

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' - such sweet perfume

Figs galore

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:55

We don't really have a long enough summer to get them to ripen unless they've overwintered.  I remove all unripened figs at the end of September, leaving only tiny ones no bigger than my little fingernail.  With luck and a bit of fleece they withstand the winter and ripen the following summer. 

I'd also do some pruning

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 10:04

DD ((hugs)) you don't have to be cheerful - just keep putting one foot in front of the other and holding on tight - love and support here when you need it.

It's hard when you feel that everything depends on you isn't it ... even if it always did ... when you really are on your own it can feel scary if you stop and think about it ((hugs))

LillyPilly - son says when you get there buy furry hats with flaps that cover your ears and long wool scarves.  Get them over there ... much cheaper ... take thermal ski hoods (a bit like balaclavas) and a woolly hat to wear over the top with you to wear when you arrive.

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:45

Joyce - OH gets annoyed if I clean windows - he insists on doing them - eversince I did my back in cleaning windows a couple of days before Wonky's wedding - I spent the day in a haze of painkiller fog 

Last edited: 04 January 2017 08:46:53


Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:27

One off the first plants I grew from seed as a child. Buy a pack of mixed seeds - you will get a huge variety of leaf colour and pattern. i used to keep ghe ones I liked best and sold or gave the others away. 

pinch out the growing tip and side shoots to produce sturdy bushy plants and don't allow them to flower. 

Take cuttings from your favourites to overwinter. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:17

Ooh, if you're getting the duster out Joyce, just have a flick round here will you? I'll run ghe Hoover round your place when I do this lot 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:14

Good morning all  G'day Pat  No frost here - just drizzle. Amazing clear skies overnight - I was awake for a little while and opened the blinds and lay watching The Plough and other stars and constellations twinkling down at me. 

Have a good day Wonky and everyone else who's off to work. 

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