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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:06

But at least people are talking about it ... I remember a woman (we'll call her Jane) in the village where I used to live, not much older than me, who everyone thought was really shy and a bit of a recluse ... for years we only saw her when we went to buy eggs at the farm where she lived although her son was the same age as mine and went to the same school.  

Her life changed when she was 40 and she visited the new GP about something else and said that she wished something could be done about her urinary incontinence which she'd had since her son (a big baby) was born.   Apparently the old GP had told her it was just something that women had to put up with following childbirth.  

A small operation and the use of discreet pads and Jane was able to go out and about, go to school functions, village hall dances, all sorts of social things she'd been longing to do but daren't.  She was such a funny, sociable lovely woman.  What a waste of 9 years!

She told us this at the WI when she stood up and told everyone her story and begged women to talk about the stuff we weren't supposed to talk about.  

Sorry ... lecture over ... but I do feel strongly about it 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 17:06:41

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:54

It's been up to 28.9C here this afternoon ... it's still 26.9C  

Hello Clari ... glad your ear's on the mend 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:29

Oh dear ... that's a shame 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:23

Hello Joyce .... hot and muggy here too, although strangely there's quite a breeze too ... I've just realised that I shut the windows upstairs when the window cleaner came ... I'd better open them and close the blinds or upstairs will be like an oven ........ 'scuse me ............ 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 16:21

Show him the photo Obelixx 

My Mophead Hydrangea is falling outwards

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:42

Hi Arthur

I would leave it ... if the blooms are heavy after rain you can shake a lot of it off which will help ... I wouldn't prune until spring ... after the worst of the frosts are over ... then just deadhead, removing the faded flowers back to the first good buds.  If it's a venerable bush and the stems are congested you could take a few out at the base as well.  

Harvest 2017

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:35

I thought we had a harvest thread, but I can't find it so here's another one.

While I was laid up for all those weeks a kind friend came and potted on my toms and gave me three cucumber plants ...

I picked all these over the past two days!   Shall have to get that Cucumber Pickle recipe out again ... 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 15:39:01

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:07

You don't think they've been sneaking off with her do you?

Looks like we're going to have to keep our heads down for the next couple of days 

Wood lice

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 14:40

Wood lice are not harming your tree ... they're just taking advantage of the space under the bark to provide them with a safe home.  They don't have the mouth parts to eat anything except the softest of fruit, which they suck.  They're not eating your plants ... something else is.

Can you post photos of the damage to your plants so we can have a stab at identifying the problem. 

Start with the camera icon ... you may need to reduce the size of the photo if it doesn't upload. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 14:21

Sweet dreams Pat 

28.7C in the shade in the back garden, and very muggy ... I've opened windows at the front and doors at the back and hopefully a through draught will make it more comfortable to sit indoors.  

Shame Wimbledon's over ........... 

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