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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 12:29

Nr Lincoln.

A  horrible wet day here, dark sky, not nice at all, although it isn't cold. Best to stay indoors.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 12:41

Have managed to escape the snug and been to look for something quick for a snack lunch. Managed to find a pizza at the bottom of the freezer so that will have to do.

The carbon monoxide alarm is playing up. We moved it and now it piping all the time, it's not the battery as new one had been fitted and we haven't any gas on at the moment. Will have to do something technical like reset the battery?

Love the green fingers, very halloween.

Talkback: Autumn foliage favourites

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 12:35

Hi Happymarion.

There is a posting about Autumn colour with some lovely photos, Called appropriately Autumn Colour. I agree with you, things are looking wonderful and getting better by the day.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 11:07



Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 11:05

Hi Jean.

A flower on the cobaea, that's great, at last, and the banana plant look well.

I bought a packet of cobaea seeds in Wyevales sale, but after reading comments about the lack of flowering this year I was beginning to wonder about setting them next year. You can't afford to spend time and energy on things that don't perform. Perhaps we will have a better summer next year and things will do better, only time will tell..

Geoff. -- Thanks for the info, will bare it in mind when we venture to La Belle France next May.

I am trapped in the snug at the moment, can't get through to the kitchen as OH is stripping wallpaper behind the door. He's not a happy bunny.


The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:55

We used to have a lot of hedgehogs in the garden, whole families, but it is very rare now to see any evidence of them, in fact when I do see their calling card it is such a big event. What did hedgehogs feed on before man decided they needed help., the use of pesticides and loss of habitat is one of  the biggest threat to them and the fact that everyone wants privacy in their gardens, the use of fences has blocked their natural pathways. We have cut a hole in our fence that leads to scrub land at the side and back of our garden, but still very few hedgehogs.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:43

Nr Lincoln.

Good morning all.

The box is just white today with Fog written in it, but in fact there is no fog here, just dull with no breeze, so it looks as if it will be like this all day. Pretty miserable really.

Have a good day.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:15

I've been to Shugborough Hall, lovely place to visit.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:13

Morning Everyone.

Glad you'r feeling better Jean, take it easy for a few days, it's not fit to go out anyway, murky and dank.

Apparently we are all getting onsies for C***** according to page 35 of the Daily Mail. Huge numbers are expected to be bought, you heard it first on FH  a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get mine

Might go out and rescue some of my more tender plants in pots, and plant the remaining wallflowers. Everywhere looks miserable this morning, it's much nicer indoors.

Geoff. Could you explain the pre-loaded credit card for paying the deposit for my French holiday, I've never heard of it, only for use when abroad yourself. Ta.

Have a good day fellow forker, whatever you are up to.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 09:59

Hollie-Hock --You can grow Acers straight into the ground. I grew mine in a pot as some of my garden is prone to the east winds we get in Lincolnshire, so I wanted to give it some protection, and also you can move it about , if you've got the strength, to find just the right spot. Mine has taken about 12/15 years to reach this size, I can't remember just how long I've had it. I has been outside in all the bad winters and has come through them fine.

Lovely pictures as always David.


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