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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 12:56

Really lovely Cloggie and you have a beautiful plot there. Bet you never tire of that view  

We currently have hail and sleet which isn't so good for photo taking....

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 10:55

Lovely pic Cloggie. The early light in wnter is so beautiful.

No 'e' on the end of hoar though. Don't worry - we'll keep trying till everyone gets it right    

I keep forgetting to take pix on frosty mornings. Took one of some new hellebore flowers today in the rain though. This flowers almost constantly - right round the year. I do nothing to it except a bit of B,F&B in spring, and remove any manky leaves. Best value plant in the garden!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 10:08

Gotta love 'journalists' Liri. You're about half way to being a Scot now though....we're adopting you  

Positively warm here compared to you then - 4 degrees.  Barbecue weather for Scotland  

I'm not a lover of salad in winter, but I do love veg. The nearest my younger daughter gets to it is the tomato sauce on her chips...  

I always swore I wouldn't force certain foods on my children because I think it's counter productive. They always ate a lot of fruit as youngsters, and had fresh produce for meals,  and they'll come round to veg - as I did.  They eat plenty of certain ones, just not a variety. We eat very little processed food too. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 09:34

That was my first thought too Hosta. Who's buying three lettuces at one go? Unless you have a huge family or are entertaining a wedding party!

Maybe it's this guy.....

he'll have an ever growing family after all. They breed like....well...rabbits..

Cheap Kitchen Units Newcastle

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 09:30

It's a constant bugbear Tigrah, but as the mods are rarely around on weekends to delete them, we often have some fun with them if we're bored....

I see 'fil' has adopted the lovely 'hypen with apostrophe' approach, which seems so popular just now. He must have lovely supple fingers  

He must have lots of time. Maybe it's wet and manky where he is - perhaps he's round the corner from me .....

You get the idea Tigrah 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 09:25

Keep up the good work Joyce - we have to get rid of that stereotype 

Hosta - the sad thing is, for every healthy Scot, there's probably about a dozen or more who seriously are like that! Probably several hundred  

BL - hope you're ok. Stormy weather is never fun. Glad you've not lost your humour though - love the joke  

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 09:19

I actually watched it - don't normally see it 'live'. Didn't think the folly was particularly attractive, or  rather, all the other stuff they built. The phrase 'less is more' might have been appropriate   

Perhaps it's because I've moved so many times, but I kept thinking - they'll have a job selling that!

Each to their own though. If they love it, that's all that matters. It just looked cluttered rather than interesting - mainly because of moving the folly, so they had brickwork everywhere. I'd agree with Dove - the paving looked wrong  

Re the cost - 25 grand doesn't buy a lot of hard landscaping and extras. People tend to underestimate that. As Dove says - every time a client changes their mind.....

The allotment was excellent though. I hope it continues to thrive, and people get plenty of pleasure from it. Hard graft but it's always worth it when you see the end result.  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 08:59

Morning people - afties Pat. Are you sending some of these zucchini/courgettes over here? Apparently there's  a shortage because of bad weather in Spain and shoppers are being restricted or summat, and so the inevitable panic buying starts. Lettuce and broccoli as well. What is wrong with people! Buy something else and stop being tw*ts.  That's what happens when we 'demand' food products all year round....

There's been the standard jokes about Scots not doing it of course - 'what's a lettuce,pal?' etc 

No  needed here chicky - manky wet cold day here - not suitable for lettuce eating either  

Hope you slept ok Dove. It must have been the snoring that stopped me getting to sleep last night Clari 

I need tea - and porridge. Enjoy your butty Hosta - only one though - you have to keep that slim svelte new figure....

Naturalising snowdrops

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 21:51

We did deviate slightly.... 

I've just realised I wrote east instead of eats in a previous post. I'm assuming you knew what I meant 

Last edited: 03 February 2017 21:54:12

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 21:40

We've only had a couple of small falls this winter GWRS - so far anyway. There's a chance of  some tomorrow night though.

It's not unusual for us to have snow in March and April, or even May in more exposed areas, and it's common above 1,000 feet or so at this time of year and on into spring. Several times in  the past, I've been at shows (agricultural ) in April and May when it's snowed. Racecourses are particularly prone!

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