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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 07:49

Morning all/afties Pat when you appear 

I remember Aberfan despite being quite young at the time. Dreadful. Hard to believe it's fifty years ago. I aslo heard the young French journalist talking recently about the Paris attacks almost a year ago (hard to believe that too) where he lost his wife. His grace and dignity was humbling. A lesson in how to be a wonderful human being. 

Talking of which, I hope doc slept well. 

Hope today is better for you Clari, and the reason fro a cancellation wasn't too serious. 

At least it's Friday, and at the moment, it's dry here. Going to the nursery later after work - I'll try not to overspend...

Have a good day everyone. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 20:45

Don't hold back Dove....

Couldn't agree more. Isn't it interesting how the sum he siphoned off into his wife's bank account pretty much matched the amount lost in the pension fund.....disgusting excuse for a human being. Why isn't he already in jail anyway? 

Was it the nectar of the gods, doc? 

I know a few fat rascals...oh, I see what you mean....

Survived Ikea. Just need to lie down in  a darkened room for a while....

On a different tack - I looked at the winning photos of the wildlife photographer of the year online. The pic of the owl by Mats Andersson made me cry like a baby. Silly old mare....

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:56

That's it Joyce - I'm moving to the 'tropical paradise' of the south west Scottish coast ...  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:27

I'm moving further south. It's managed to get into double figures for a few days in a row - it got to thirteen yesterday for a few hours - woo hoo!   

Ach, but I'd miss the endless cold, wet windy winter that goes on for months and months ...and months...

....and months...

At least it was dry today  

Garden fence

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:15

I've just read this thread. Kelly says that the garden pic in the brochure shows a mature hedge and states a private, enclosed garden. She has a row of whips. That's absolutely not a 'private, secluded enclosed garden'.

I'd consult the lawyer re the wording of the brochure as it's extremely misleading, and then get him/her to send the builder a letter. He sounds delightful  

How has this site changed your gardening?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:05

It's given me lots of help and support, and not just in the garden. Lots of great advice from really experienced people. What a marvellous resource it is. 

The only downside is that I spend far too much time on it... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:02

Evening all - does it count as evening ? 

Those look good Dove. I always make my scones with an egg. Rarely make them now as they need eaten on the day of making. Something I never have any trouble doing....

Altruistic or not doc. You still went out there and did it. 

I promised youngest fairylet we would go to Ikea tonight. Seriously regretting that...  

Clari - time you went elsewhere, love. They really take you for granted. Not helpful to your wellbeing I'd have thought. I hate seeing people 'used' in that way. Can we round up a posse?  

Anyone seen Steve and Hosta? Oh - there they are....they're getting so slim I can hardly see them....

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:13

Morning all/afties Pat.

As chicky says, there are no words to express the respect and admiration, doc. You're brilliant. How many people get off their chuff and go and do something like that? I' m putting a hat on so that I can take it off to you. It's lovely to see you back here   xxx

Lovely to see you too B'man. What better way to nourish the soul than a trip up north - especially there. It's an emotional place for me, and more so just now as this is the period of the year when my parents' birthdays, and the anniversaries of their deaths, are. My Mum would have been 90 yesterday. Thank you for the lovely photo  

Love to everyone else today - have to go to work and earn a shekel or two. Have a great day 

Camille leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:03

We beed a little more info kanedawn.

If it's a young/small plant, it may take a while to settle and flower. They also have to be kept consistently moist in late summer for the flower buds to develop properly. If they dry out during that time, they won't have healthy buds for spring.

They thrive in heavy clay, so it's not just your soil that could be the issue. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 07:58

Great photos Pat - love the kook and the termites mounds. One of the wildlife progs did a piece on termites and I found it fascinating. 

Your quince is beautiful. It's clear you have quite a challenging location and climate to garden in Pat. Makes any successes even better, I'd think  

I laughed at the tree pic too - I love how people can sometimes just accept what they have and work with it accordingly!

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