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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Today at 11:05

Good morning all, from the wet and misty Pennines.

Hope the weather doesn't turn too cold, Pat; I guess your forecasters are a bit like ours in telling you the "worst case scenario", in case they get into trouble for getting it seriously wrong.  (That happened in 1987 in Britain when the south of England had a hurricane which uprooted hundreds of mature trees and damaged a lot of buildings.  The forecaster who'd said, a few hours before, "Don't worry - it's not a hurricane" came in for a lot of criticism afterwards.  A bit unfair really - he didn't make it happen, after all!)

The wet is welcome here, except for the encouragement it gives to the slugs.  We've been eating remarkably hole-free strawberries up to now.

Rebecca, I have a constant-companion cat.  Not huge like a Maine Coon, but addicted to sleeping next to - or on, depending on temperature - my head at night, and currently sitting on the table next to this computer with her tail draped over the keyboard.  

How did it get to 11am already??  Time for a coffee, I think...  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 22:44

I think swimming's the safest form of exercise, BL; glad the pinched nerve is better, at any rate.  

Hope your mum settles quickly in the new flat, Punkdoc.  And it's really great news about your new specialist - hope you find him helpful.

Best wishes for your dad's recovery, Rebecca.

Sleep well everyone!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:39

You're very talented, Pat.  Those flowers are definitely alive...    ...thank you for sharing the pictures.

Good morning all!

The sun is shining, hubby's off to play golf before taking a rehearsal, so I shall be in the garden all day... bliss.  Nobody's due to visit for a bit, so the fact the house is a bit grubby is unimportant - it's due to rain later in the week & I can catch up with housework then.  

Clari, hope your cunning scheme for getting your veg beds dug, comes to fruition.  A bit of bribery always helps!

Joyce, hope you're not too tired today after your early start.

Best wishes to all!

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 22:35

Nice flowers, Josusa!  I like Oswald's choice too; lawns are better with a bit of colour in, in my opinion.  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 21:45

That's gorgeous, Chicky.    

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 16:34

Have you tried "white noise", Hosta?  I was amazed how deeply I slept next to a waterfall last week.

So sorry BL - upsetting news for you.  Hugs from me too.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 16:14

Afternoon all.

Is there no plastic recycling in your area, Obelixx?  Our council finally introduced it here, last year.  Until then we saved up our bottles and yoghurt pots and put them in one or other child's recycling bin (their councils were a bit more enlightened).  I believe it was strictly illegal, but sometimes bending the law is a good idea, in my opinion...  In Finland, you can collect a small deposit on your empty plastic bottles when you return them to a machine in the supermarket.  

Raspberries are ripening early this year.  

I'm not into Formula One, but even I watched today's race from Azerbaijan.  Very exciting!

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 15:56

It was a great idea, Hogweed!  

That's a gorgeous rose in the front of your jar.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 15:54

Gazanias are such lovely cheerful flowers.  

Plants for border

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 14:49

Winter jasmine would do well against the shady fence.

Nice suggestions, Raisingirl!  

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