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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 22:35

Ice in November to bear a duck,

Nothing to follow but mud and muck. 

Thats ts what  Ma used to say about an early cold snap. 

Night night folks. Sleep tight 

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 20:19

Apart from anything else, hedgehogs don't dig tunnels or burrow.   It's a rat ... where there is one rat there are many more ... get rid of them. 

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 19:14

When I was a schoolgirl a friend's young brother died of Weil's disease.  

I've seen the damage to stored crops, buildings, fires caused by electrical shorts due to rat damage ... 

Counter Clematis

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 18:26

I'd leave it alone for now ... if it is frost/wind damage at least the dead leaves will protect any shoots beneath them.  If it doesn't recover by next summer then it's more than cold damage.  

Wilting fatsia japonica

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 18:21

It sounds as if some new growth has been damaged by frost.  I would leave it alone for now ... if it's not recovered by next summer it will be time to replace it. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 17:21

Hello folks ... we're back from out trip to the city ... Black Thursday apparently  

I have a stylish new hairdo ... very now ... short at the sides (very short) and longer on top   
I also have some comfy new sort of slipper/shoes from Hotter ... gJ7TfD_BwE 25% reduction 'cos of Black Thursday  Three new paperbacks from Waterstones 'cos I couldn't resist them  and a gorgeous warm scarf/shawl sort of a thing from Accessorize (sort of navy paisley with a bit of silver thread). 

OH is cooking supper and I'm on the sofa snuggled into my new shawl with a G&T and listening to Abba and we've just had a text from our beloved niece saying that she's got an A* in her Physics pre Mock (whoever heard of 'pre Mocks???)   

It's been a lovely day ... I raised a glass to you Pdoc and there's a G&T here for you whenever you want  ((hugs))

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 13:46

sitting in The Lamb with a pint of Adnams and a good book.   Hair appt in an hour. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 10:44


Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 10:05

Morning BL 

Just a bit snuffly and sneezy really ... it hasn't really 'developed'. 

It's this gallery ... it's part of the art school and shows all sorts of international artists ... absolutely wonderful 

HELP! My Petra Croton is dying :/

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 10:02

Hi   This is a UK based forum with a few members in NW Europe and a few other places so we have little knowledge of whether your croton would be better outside or not.

This website gives some pretty comprehensive advice 

Good luck 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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