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Fork Handles

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 09:05

Goodmorning all,

The sun is sort of shining (through the clouds) and they have promised us a warm - read humid - day. I'm having my Mum over today so GC's: watch out... here we come!

@Lottie, I don't think so otherwise I would have heard it by now I guess. But hey, you never know, maybe there is something else tomorrow.    

@Jo, I think you are entitled to keep yourself of the market as long as you're still dealing with this bl..dy cancer. Now I know that you are a strong woman but I know how much you've had to go through cos my Mum's had it too. Only this year she has been declared "cured and free of" after her last check-up but I still notice the difference with theway she was 11 years ago. So take your time to go back to work, please. I really hope there will be a nice job waiting for you. Oh, and you're NOT a grumpy old woman! 

Jenny, I wasn't able to take a bath or shower for almost all 2011. OH did everything himself, except for tiling so am veeerrrryy proud of him now. Your time will come.             


Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:27

Raining again? 

What is this plant

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:24

I would think this belongs to the family of the Onagraceae. At first I thought it might be Chamerion but having seen your photo again I'm not sure. I would defenitely love to have some seeds  of this plant. Can you tell I'm green with envy?

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:10

@Geoff, what would a duck do without his new shoes eh. I take it your "beak" has it's orange glow too?    Thanks for explaining, I've never heard that one before.

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:52

I have, but I have to say that these were growing in quite wet conditions. Judging from your photo your soil seems to be drier. Beware of suckers and seedlings though because they can spread themselves out rapidly.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:39

@ Geoff, webbed feet? Now you're puzzling me but you are right that this isn't my time.

@Kate, yes I know, but they are very very busy so need someone else instantly. Mind you, I would have been going to work again tomorrow morning and I don't think they have found another help yet....

Flobear, that's a gorgeous hedgehog you've got there. Lovely!

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:51

You are absolutely right. This is Salix caprea or Goat Willow. But you will need to prune it to stay small because eventually it will grow into a 14 m. high tree.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:33

Good morning all,

Back again after having been ill. Finally the weather is picking up and for the last week or so we've been having loads of sunshine and good temperatures. My strawberries are doing quite well and the first small "crop" was yummie!

So I'm very busy at the moment doing four things at one time ( trying to that is...). The laundry needs washing - second load is in the machine, I will be cleaning the downstairs today, need to pay a lot of bills and the garden is calling me too...mmm, what shall I do first?

I saw that you all have been having the most terrible Summer in ages. Am feeling very sorry for you guys.  Hopefully the weather we're having will come to you soon.

BTW, work has come to an end already due to me being ill so back to square 1 for me.

Rose Disease What is it?

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 11:40

To me this looks like a case of mildew, caused by damp weather.

Acer Griseum problem

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 15:33

Hi Paul,

Acer griseum loves it's soil to be slightly acidic, well-drained and with lots of humus. Many clay soils are too alkaline and very compacted so that could become a problem. Maybe a photo can enlighten us?


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