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Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 07:37

Hooray! Pat ... you're here (or rather 'there') 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 06:55

Good morning all 

Wet and a bit windy here this morning 

Dacha much as it saddens me to turn down such an invitation, that is my birthday week and apparently my OH has plans for me .... 

Last edited: 16 January 2018 06:56:45

Magnolia Teddy Bears - need help!

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 06:39

Possibly when they were at the nursery some were in a more sheltered/shaded spot and the leaves were consequently too tender to cope with the strong sunlight and high temperatures they've had to cope with since being planted in your  garden. 

Hopefully the plants will survive and produce new leaves. 

Planting in such high temperatures can always lead to problems ... I would try to avoid it and stick to spring or autumn for planting in places with hot summers 

Have a giggle

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 20:02

Oh dear oh dear oh dear

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 19:39

Dacha ... Bill Oddie presented me with my MA   One of the tutors hid behind a pillar and kept blowing duck calls on one of those decoy whistles 

By the way ... I was being polite .... it is a male bullfinch   

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 18:52

Is that second one a robin or a  very rotund male bullfinch?  

Restoring an old cottage garden - quote sense checking

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 18:45

Well, if he or she ever posts a query  on here I'll remember to answer the question, the whole question and nothing but the question 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 18:43

Dacha ... if I hear from Fairy I'll certainly pass your offer on   She also has RSI in her wrists and from time to time stays away from keyboards.  

Had a little mission for son earlier to collect a small amplifier for him ... had to go via our old street ... it's hardly changed since we left seven years ago. 

Now I'm nicely full of cold roast chicken, jacket potato, carrot salad and Baby Gem and will settle  for a quiet evening on the sofa with the knitting  

Restoring an old cottage garden - quote sense checking

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 18:26

I'd assumed that Somerset Gardener had a mind of his or her own and was able to speak for him or herself ... it seems I was right about that at least 

Thanks for your comments Somerset Gardener ... much appreciated   It would be great if you revisited here from time to time and let us see how your garden progresses 

Restoring an old cottage garden - quote sense checking

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 16:57

Feel suitably chastened Nut ...  having restored a few totally derelict and long neglected gardens in our time I was only trying to be helpful 

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Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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