Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 13:02

Hmmm, just went out to hang more washing on the line ... it's getting quite blustery out there now.  

What are these?

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 12:44

Yep unripe figs so at this time of year they're for the compost ... look out for small pea sized ones on the tree ... these should be left to overwinter and with luck and a fair wind they'll grow in time to ripen in the summer. 


The problem with figs in this climate is that they then go on to produce a second crop and our summers aren't long enough to ripen them ... that's what you've got.    Sooooooo frustrating 

Last edited: 21 October 2017 12:44:43

Sounds like a problem

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 12:32

If the pipe to the septic tank is blocked, wouldn't there be a bit of a whiff?

Dying Oak Tree and Virginal Creeper

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:08

I agree with Hosta  ... it doesn't sound like a good idea to keep it in any form  ... sad to lose a mature tree, but an opportunity to choose another one to plant nearby 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:30

Good to see you Pdoc ((hugs)) 


Hope you're feeling ok today LilyP


Happy Birthday Chicky   Have a lovely day  


Have a lovely day all of you ... not sure what I'm doing ... a little light floor sweeping ... filling of washing machine ... prepping of supper ... then I might  get on with my library book and/or watch some racing on TV ... there's some amazing horses running today .... but if I do that I'll have to remember to record Simon Russell Beale reading Philip Pullman's new book on Radio 4 this afternoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099tf53 


There's a lot to be said for a Saturday home alone 

How to varnish/seal plastic planter

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:02

https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/varathane/


I suggest you contact their Help & Support team via the tab on the website and ask them. 

Coping with withdrawal symptoms

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:00

... and how will I fill that hour on Friday evenings? 


Well, given that OH has to keep prodding me to keep me awake after 9pm so I can watch GW, I'll probably fall asleep on the sofa 

Coping with withdrawal symptoms

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 08:16

The freezer has to be filled with mince pies and sausage rolls. Christmas puddings and cake must be made. Pears must be pickled and so must peaches. 


Gardening? Well amaryllis must be potted 6 weeks before Christmas. 


i think my time will be filled pretty adequately


There will also be forum queries to read and catalogues to read ...

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 07:42

Some people really don't have enough to do. Is there no amateur dramatic society in the area?  they've been known to provide acceptable mischief for idle hands to do

Last edited: 21 October 2017 07:43:34

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 06:53

Good morning all 


Hope those who need it are getting someore sleep. 


Obelixx re the dressmaking blog ... Earlier in the blog she says the attack was five years ago in a beautiful country far from home ... I presume she was 'travelling'. 


Take care when Brian arrives folks. Son has to travel to meet him for a job tonight. Good job he's a big strong chap ... 

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