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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:59

Where are you going Hosta, to need antimalarials?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:54


When the rose has finished the jasmine takes over. There are still a few odd jasmine flowers, but it was best in July. It may help that the compost heaps are over the root area.

Last edited: 10 November 2016 16:57:34

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:33

Probably a bit more rural,possibly further South.  I have a grafted Kiftsgate which always gets mildew. Nowhere near as impressive as my seedling.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:15

Right, Chicky, you can have number 2 . Nut is having number 1. I have this rose as an accident. I was growing random roses from seed. Dove has one of the Rosa glaucas. I raised three seedlings labelled Rosa filipes.  I planted them in the Orchard next door to fill a gap caused by the big storm which bought down a lot of trees, and made a space. (with the owners permission)A few years on, I noticed that one of the seedlings, has a pink flush to the buds and backs of the petals. The flowers are larger than kiftsgate, it does not get mildew the same  and the flowers last longer. I took hardwood cuttings and planted a couple on the boundary, it now rambles over a hawthorn, as high as my house. The original runs up a cherry tree, even higher.  I have taken cuttings  last year which seem to have rooted.  The house next door is in a huge plot designated for housing by the council, over the owners dead body. He is  97 .  At that point I am going to sell mine as well, take the money and run.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:29

See, I knew it would have a good home. Now I just need a home for a rooted cutting off of the biggest rose in the town, possibly the county. Somewhere it can ramble up 30ft or more. It needs saving for posterity, before a bulldozer goes through the only ones in existence.

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:24

I just hope the next woman he tries it on with, decks him. A bloody nose would be good. Far better than complaining about it years later.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:19

They don't call it Meadow Hell for nothing. I took mum on half term week. It was full of screaming kids. Avoid the Disney shop and the Lego shop unless you want to come out with the shakes. Hotel Chocolat is good, they often have free samples.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 16:31

We went for a walk by the river, fed the ducks and swans, then sat in a pub by a roaring log fire and had wagyu burgers and chips. Something light for tonight I think.

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 16:23

With the divisions caused by the two main candidates, whoever won must need an awful lot of bodyguards. How many presidents of America have been assasinated?

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:32

But in USA it is 11/9/16 they do it backwards . The original 9/11 was the 11th September.

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