Dovefromabove


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Anybody feeling chatty?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 07:15

Just to make it clear - Hello Forkers is not My thread - ages ago a group of us decided that a new Chat Thread would be a good idea as previous ones had got in a muddle - there were too many of them, you couldn't join in with them all and it meant that some people were getting left out/ignored accidentally. We thought that one chat thread for everyone was a good idea.   

Verdun suggested that I should start a new one off so I did, but I started it for everyone.

That way it's much easier to find someone to chat to and follow who's doing what or to drop in and out as the mood takes you.  You don't have to keep up with all the goings on if you don't want to

This forum isn't like Twitter or other such  things - Individual members don't have 'followers' - it's much friendlier than that  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 07:06

Good morning all  G'day Pay  and Welcome to Laura

((hugs)) to Clari, and good wishes to Panda for a safe journey to Scotland and hope the funeral goes as well as these things can ((hugs))

The rest of you had better help yourselves to ((hugs)) and  as appropriate or I'll get confused popping backwards to the previous page  

Still dark out there, and sounds wet but the wind's dropped a bit

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Posted: 29/11/2015 at 19:59

Wonky's garden isn't huge, but fairly large for a town centre garden - probably just a bit smaller than half a tennis court.  They have a large shed across the far end of it, a terrace at the house end, and Victorian brick walls along either side.

Wonky had made a fantastic steak and mushroom steamed pudding, with rosemary roasted potatoes and savoy cabbage.  I took a greengage and almond crumble and there was farmhouse cream and custard - still full

Reverse Pollarding

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 19:48

I love a well-pollarded tree if it's regularly maintained - it's when  they're allowed to over-grow that they look awful.  However, a good arboriculturist should be able to restore and rejuvenate an overgrown pollard.

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Posted: 29/11/2015 at 19:30

Hello folks   we're home from visiting Wonky and her lovely hub   Marvellous lunch - absolutely bdooly marvellous!  Still completely stuffed!!!  Missed the tennis, but ............ hey - I got to walk around Wonky's garden    

And isn't it wonderful what happens when I start playing tennis .......

 

I'll get my coat ..................................................

 

Journey home a bit windy - that's an understatement - as we left Ipswich sheets of roofing felt were being ripped from the roofs of partially built buildings, and as we crossed the border from Suffolk to Norfolk we were all crawling at about 20 mph with wipers on as fast as they would go headlights on and foglights front and rear - the rain was torrential, the roads were flooded in places and the spray horrific.   The rain isn't so bad now, but it's pretty windy out there

Keep safe and warm everyone ((hugs))

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Posted: 29/11/2015 at 10:36

Just loaded greengage crumble and cream into car - finding shoes and handbag and off we go to Wonky's.

Have a good day folks - see you later

Raspberry summer & autumn planting advice

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 08:20

My autumn raspberries (Polka - absolutely wonderful fruit) would spread right across the garden if I let them.  I spend the summer chopping off runners with a spade when they spread out of their allotted area into the rest of the fruit and veg patch.  I suggest putting in some sort of membrane/barrier to try to contain them if you want to keep them separate.

How very frustrating.......

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 08:03
jo47 wrote (see)

They have both here Berg  and acuminata can be pink or yellow apparently 

https://www.mailorder.crug-farm.co.uk/browse.aspx

Might just pop down there some time during the week ...... 

Those both look lovely ........... one would think they need some sort of differentiation in their names

They're both described as scented - but I know that some people just don't seem able to smell some scents .

I presume they're hardy in the UK?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 07:53

Good morning Yvie too - although I hope you've gone back to bed now.  What about Wintersong - are you up early for work?

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Posted: 29/11/2015 at 07:52

Good morning DD  G'day Pat

Tennis is one thing  running races is an entirely different matter and very unlikely to happen if my knees have anything to do with it

Good luck DD

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