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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:47

Same here Hosta ........ not funny, not clever ............ just very boring 

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Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:44

LilyP ((huge hugs))  so sorry you got attacked by the euphorbia ... I've not had any in my garden since being badly burned on the legs as a child .. however I do love them so this summer I'm planting euphorbias in our Sunny Corner ..... I had hoped that now I'm 27 I was old enough not to do anything dangerous with them, but ................ 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 15:53

The situation today was obviously wrong ... the poor girl was in no way fit to be at work and was making mistakes which were costing the company money to put right and annoying their customers.  There has to be some use of common sense, especially if someone has a recognised condition, doesn't there? 

Infestation of ants on rambling rose

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 15:50

The ants are farming the aphids for their honeydew.  Encourage bluetits by hanging feeders near the roses ... they'll help eat the aphids ... and don't use insecticides ... the ladybirds are about and breeding in this warm weather; their offspring will also eat the aphids.  

The only damage the ants might do to your roses is to build a nest at their roots which could cause problems, but if you keep the rose well watered the ants won't choose that area for a nest as they don't nest in damp soil.  


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 14:38

Just found seven ladybirds on one rose bush, some of them were making more ladybirds 

OH and I searched that rose bush for aphids ... we found just the one!  The bluetits have been all over the rose bushes and clematis for the past couple of weeks ... it's a good job they've left one aphid as she'll produce enough babies to feed the ladybirds. 

I can't remember removing any aphids from the rose bushes for several years now, and never use sprays.

I went on a slug hunt yesterday evening ......... I found three ... the rest are dealt with by frogs, toads, hedgehogs and nematodes 

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 14:34

Of course, I only have her story but she was not unintelligent and it was certainly her understanding.  She said more than two days and she'd be called to a meeting with HR and management ... purporting to be supportive, but not   She said she has medication from her GP, but it doesn't always help.    She said she's looking for another job but they're not necessarily that easy to find ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:34

Well, I didn't get to tennis this morning ......... OH and I went to B&Q to buy some timber first, giving me plenty of time to get to tennis afterwards ... but we reckoned without a B&Q assistant's migraine which somehow caused her to make various mistakes which had to be rectified with the help of a manager who was unavailable for quite some time ... the poor girl did look very ill and I said that maybe she'd be better off resting, but she said she'd already had the two sick days that she's allowed this year!!!??? 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:09

Too hot for a bra Topbird! ? Thank goodness we don't get that sort of weather up here ... don't want to trip over 

PP good to see you   I have plans to edit a pair of jeans in a similar way to your beauties ... it's either that or get my toes tangled in the frayed hems 

Unknown grass?

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:04

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:01

Terrorists only win if we allow ourselves to be terrorised.  If we continue to look for the best in everyone and reach out to all in need, no matter who they are, where they come from or what they believe, goodness prevails and we are the winners.  

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