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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 19:01

Nice Liri - I got a couple of the Hellebore nigers in Morrisons. One is still alive 

I'm keen to get more white ones for this time of year, for the areas which should have no foliage... errr..that's should, but the weather seems to have other ideas. I've never had deciduous grasses which still have noticeable foliage on them at this time of year. My Clematis E.V had substantial bits of new growth and also the  old foliage. Bizarre 

Fidget - Sod's Law isn't it? The perfect house always appears just at the wrong moment. There's a house for sale at Succoth, next to Arrochar,  which would be utterly perfect for me - in about 6 or 7 years time! I wish you luck with getting your house sorted so that you can get on your way.

Pity about the sunrise Dove. I'll see if I have a spare from last year...yes here's one from October to cheer us all up  

Variegated Ivy

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 17:45

Gloire is lovely Joyce - I have it here. Cream edging.

 I also had Sulphur Heart which was nice. It suggests a yellowy middle but was quite greeny yellow

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 12:34

Phewww - glad you and OH are ok Hosta  

Do you get reimbursed for the time you've missed, since it was unavoidable? 

Anyone seen Bushman since New Year? Is he just combining it with Burns Night perhaps!  

7 degrees here. Positively balmy. Or is that barmy? Can't quite decide. Better than temps in March or April.... 

Did you get a pic of the nice pink sky Dove? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 08:00

Morning all / afties Pat if you're about and it's not been too hot for you today

Hosta - what are you like! I think you should have come up here for your holiday instead 

Hope all is ok with you though and you get back safely.

I envy you the frost Dove. More murky damp today for us - I  assume that though, as it's still rather dark, I can't see any stars and that's the forecast.  Still - better than the pouring rain and wind which we've had very little of this winter.  # Always look on the bright side etc  

Hope the lurgy affected folk are a bit chirpier today.
Better go and organise myself. Will catch you all later 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 18:30

That sounds a good plan re the footwear, obelixx. Why is ut that when we have an injury,  that's the very bit we keep bumping for weeks afterwards 

No sign of frost for the weekend unfortunately. At the moment it's to be snow on higher ground and poorish visibility, so I might have to have a PlanB, and C, and possibly D 

Horribly murky day here today - mist/low cloud/ to quite low level, drizzly stuff all afternoon - smirr, as we call it here. 

Glad I don't have that lurgy. Hope everyone who has it isn't too worn down by it. That's the problem with these things - you get scunnered. Can you make sure it stays 'in the south' please 

Long time BL. Hope it was peaceful for him. I suppose that's the best we can all hope for.


Posted: 17/01/2017 at 17:53

It's a vile disease and I take my hat off to everyone who cares for a relative with it. It possibly/probably affects the carer more than the person who has it.

Fidget and Joyce are right - there should be no guilt in taking whatever help you're entitled to. 

I know my dad was frightened my mum would be taken away from him, which is why he hid a lot of things that happened. She wasn't particularly bad, but bad enough. Dad had never asked for help with anything his whole life, and that made it harder, but it's how he was and you can't change that.

I hope you can get some help for your friend hogweed.

No one should have to struggle for help with this in the 21st century, but it's a ticking time bomb.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 08:10

She could get a good fire going with one of 'em Joyce  

Pat - I don't envy you that heat at all! It's strangely mild here for the time of year, even on the hills where it's been warm enough to melt the snow again 

Think Dove will have some frost today. I'd much rather have frosts, although we don't have any proper rain today - it's just damp. Much healthier to have a cold dry day. We've had some good frosty dry days this winter and it was lovely. So much nicer than our usual weeks of cold, windy wet stuff, although there's still plenty of time for that!

Better go and get organised for work. Catch you all later  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 07:38

Morning all/afties Pat when you appear. Hope it's a bit cooler for you today 

Very mild here - it's seriously weird for the time of year 

Older fairylet is working at 8 today and I offered to take her. Slightly regretting that - can't get my tea in peace  Joyce  

Glad it went ol last night Clari. Horrible when these things happen close to home. There's been two incidents near me since I moved here-one round the corner and one near my family home. Highly unusual for these areas as they're not usually targeted for that kind of crime.

Obelixx won't have far to look for her kitchen if she's had a look on here 

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Worried about my bare roots

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 18:53

I'd do what Onopordum suggests -  a bed of compost/soil somewhere so that the roots are buried and won't dry out. That's all you have to worry about, as the plants have been dug up from the ground while dormant to send to you. You would simply be replicating the conditions they've been in   

They will survive a surprisingly long time like that, and you can get them planted or potted up, depending on your circumstances, once the ground or conditions are more suitable.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 18:33

That's very sad Clari. I'm sure you'll deal with it very well.

Fidget - probably highly sensible to take the money and run, as you say, but always a bit sad that it's cheaper to knock down, usually quality, houses than renovate etc. It happens round here quite often, and will no doubt be the case with my late uncle's house as it was in a fairly poor state - elderly man on his own for years. Sometimes 'doing up to sell'  can be tricky too, as it's easy to keep going and not knowing where to stop. 

Check you out, Dove - with your paste! I looked as if I'd 'styled' mine with summat when I got off that hill on Saturday. Bonny it wasn't 

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