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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:47

just bought another 6 Iris Ensata from the ... erm..... older man!!

Sprinkler in place in Hosta tunnel and I noticed a bit of sun scorch on the foliage, which is hardly surprising. hey ho.

Cuppa then crack on.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 08:35

Dove, I've been clearling a load of stuff by the lake, but I think it'll be a couple of  years before it's really ready for replanting so I thought I'd have some by the pond, and stick some in nursery beds in "the allotment"

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 08:31

I had a series of CBT sessions a number of years ago, it was in someone's house. Less intimidating.

Nothing at all at all to do with gardening.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:27

Oh yeah, I forgot the Olympics. 

Every day the good folk of Devon , and I'm sure Liverpool, Newcastle , Cardiff, Edinburgh, Aberdeen et al  feel the benefit of " the Olympic Legacy or whatever tosh they called it.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 04:34

Morning all. 

Wide awake at 3.30. On a plus side, the sprinkler pressure is phenomenal.

A wee story for you.

Got to work on Tuesday, my manager said " I've got a message for you"

"you remember when you had your funny turn, along the road ?"  ( stomach pains at nursery, a few weeks back )

" yeah"

" the older man who was there..." 

" which man?"

" you know, he was older than the others, nice chap, don't know his name. He said the whites are in flower" 

" I'm not sure which man you mean.......wait a minute.... Was he black?" 

" erm yes, but I didn't like to say"

" he knows he's black, he won't be offended" 


I told " the older man" when he came in at the end of the day, He roared with laughter.

His white iris ensata are in flower, so I'm going in this morning to get some. I'm very tempted to make him an offer for the whole lot. He said he's not sold any in 2 years so he might be glad to get shot of them.

Some like it hot!

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:27

I was shifting woodchip in my "nuddypants" today apart from sensible shoes, Woodchip and flip flops don't mix well.

Nothing at all at all to do with gardening.

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:24

Just another excuse for £billions to be spent helping London. 

Generations of Londoncentric governments can't see beyond London. 

£Billions spent on M25 widening, £billions of Heathrow, £billions on Cross rail, £billions on extending Underground lines.

Almost a billion on Wembley? why? it's still in the middle of a residential area with rubbish transport links. Why not build it next to the NEC ? 2 motorways, an airport close byand about 15,000 car parking spaces next to it and a helluva lot easier to get to for the overwhelming majority of the country.

But it's not London.

The rest of the county pay tax too and what do we get?

I'm more than happy to live here, but the nearest railway station is an hour's drive away. They can't even sort out the mess of all trains going to the SW having to go along the sea front at Dawlish. They keep saying it's going to be improved, much like the hideous traffic bottlenecks if you drive here. 

But this isn't London.

Rant over. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:13

dense mist rolled in over the last hour. Can't even see the bottom of the garden. Most odd.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 14:55

Papi Jo, trust me, in N. Devon, we rarely have to wait long for rain.

Right, where's my sun cream and lounger?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 14:47

Hi all, popped in for a cuppa.

It's divine out there . We've moved about 3 cubic metres of woodchip down to " the allotment" to use on the paths between new beds. Time for a bit of sunbathing then I'm heading into the lake later for more clearance. 

Dove , I'm glad things are looking lovely, esp Hosta Fireworks. I've got one now , but he's only little.

Joyce , DD and others, remember the "me time" it's very useful. 

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