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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: Today at 16:03

Hello all!

Great news, Yvie!  So pleased for you all.  

Last working day before your hols, Fairy?  Hope you have a good break and some better walking weather.    You wouldn't have wanted to be walking in what was chucked at us this morning - hail and monumentally heavy rain, followed immediately by bright sunshine.  Quite like April, really...

Pat, your daffs are lovely and cheerful.  Hope they lift your spirits while you're feeling grotty.

Just had 25Kg of sunflower hearts delivered... should keep the birdies happy for a few weeks...  

Best wishes to Hosta.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: Today at 15:51

Hail and sun in west Yorks...

Dying plants: which comes first - fungus or plant death?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:36

I'm sure Nutcutlet is right, CB7.  Most plants need air round their roots as well as water, and can't survive if their roots are waterlogged.  The fungus will be arriving after the plants have died.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:58

Had a nice lunch with my oldest cousin & his wife, who were up from London, in a vegan restaurant in town.  I'm a meat eater but the food was really interesting - and they make interesting fruit juices too.  One of us had apple, carrot & ginger.

Our son is coming to stay for the weekend, so that's been a catalyst for a bit of clearing up... I don't suppose for a moment he'll notice, but I will!  He's going to accompany his dad for a day on the steam railway, opening & closing level crossing gates and operating signals.  (They share a passion for trains...)  Our daughter-in-law is less enamoured with railways, and has decided to spend a quiet weekend at home, doing things which she can best accomplish without "help" from our son...

Hope Lord Bute gets some sun soon, Fairy.  

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 17:08

Glad you liked them, folks!  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:58

Morning all.  

Many congrats to Chicklet the Younger.      So glad she's got the place she wants at Uni too.  It's tough for Mum to start with when they fly the nest, but don't worry, Chicky - she'll be back home with her dirty washing sooner than you know it...  

On the day the results of Scottish Highers were due, all the post to the Isle of Lismore (where we have our cottage) was accidentally delivered to the Isle of Mull.  Those expecting their results were not amused...

Someone on the radio was talking about the "hundred day cough" yesterday.  There's a theory it's linked to the age of the sufferer, and is due to their decreased immunity to whooping cough; apparently the protective effect of the childhood vaccine wears off.  Anyway, whatever the cause - hope yours relaxes its grip soon, Pat.  LilyP, hope your eye improves too...

Hugs to you, Yvie.  Thinking of you and Firstborn tomorrow.  xx

The Virtual Café

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 13:06

That sounds like a plan, Dove.  

My cupboard is also full of jam, Greenmum.  It makes good presents... and we eat some of it, but alternative uses for fruit are a good idea. 

The Virtual Café

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:46

How long does it keep, please?  Is it best stored in an airtight container, or frozen?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:43

Morning everyone - Hi Pat!

Pat, I suppose every cloud has a silver lining... let's hope your visitor stays away for a while longer.  And that you and your hubby soon feel a lot better.

Fairy, hope you're feeling better now too.  Don't work too hard!

Clari, fingers crossed something really good turns up for the next job - and that your lurgy departs soon.

Lurgies in August should be banned...

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:28

I've only seen it as the odd clump around ponds in Britain.  That purple haze is spectacular!

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