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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 11:19

Busy - you eat out a lot and have cream teas and stuff in England.  Easy to add the kilos.   We're off for a cream tea at the Singing Kettle after we've been to the Open Garden and then a take away curry after the theatre this evening........

Lots of owls in the night time here - kept awake by a snoring OH and a purring Pusscat so double whammy.

Sunny so far and we have lovely views from the cottage with umpteen shades of green in the trees and across the hills and valleys.    Set to change at the weekend.

Have a good start to the weekend everyone.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 22:04

Try a Creole cake (Delia).  Similar amounts of alcohol but soaked a couple of days to get the fruit drunk and then baked in the week before Xmas so none of that remembering to feed and going through all the unwrapping and re-wrapping palaver - or is just me that gets too busy to faff?

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 22:02

Love that screen FG.   I might nick that idea.

There was an earlier thread about this terrace on which I suggested a trellis type screen for those tanks with changeable pots in front to maintain seasonal interest..    

I think that low wall might be better just blasted with a pressure washer to clean it and then see what state it's in because I gather that this is a terrace in Ireland so will be wet a lot and that leads to algae and moss.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 21:49

Goodness me!  It doesn't do to miss a  couple of days does it?   What a busy lot you've been.

We arrived at the cottage in Malvern at about 4:30 after a remarkably smooth run to the Chunnel, through pet control and onto an earlier train.   Similar easy run from Folkestone.   BIl and SIL arrived at 8ish and dinner and much wine consumed.  Floppy day today apart from lunch in Worcester with nephew and t'other SIL and one of her grandsons.

Tomorrow we're off to Picton gardens which is having an open day and holds a national collection of Michaelmas daisies.   Theatre in the evening - musical and my private horror but not my choice.  Deep breaths and much channelling of Zen.

M-up - Gloves too!

DD - lovely TV man. 

Yvie - Sounds messy but better than no hol at all.   Hope you can relax soon.

Busy - hope you had a good trip home.

So much going on so greetings to all I've missed and have a good Friday.  Nearly the weekend!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:17

He's also a judge on another version of SCD and may be being good because he wants to progress from dancer to judge on Strictly.  He and Anton are getting a bit long in the tooth now.

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:09

Maybe, but not on this forum.   It all seems a bit off to me.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:27

Yes but he's mellowed since he married and became a daddy.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 15:58

Bummer for the TV DD but at least you'll be connected in time for Strictly when it starts in earnest and most of the Bake Off and the hour long GWs.

Bummer for the car too FG but at least now you're safe for winter when it comes.

Sunny here.  Started off the day loading up the car with lots of spare hostas and hemerocallis and lychnis chalcedonica and assorted hemerocalliis and some physostegia for my last garden group meeting.   All have found new homes which is good and i was given a wooden post with a brass plaque and a very generous fund to buy plants to remember happy times with my garden group.  

Lovely gesture and lovely people.  I have some hamamellis on order already and plan to buy a cornus controversa and a liquidambar this autumn to make a lovely, colourful woodland corner with a bench toso we can sit and enjoy the winter perfume.

Now to gather the rest of my treasures for automatic watering while we're in Malvern cos it's promising to be very hot again and dry.  OH is out there sweeping mole hills so he can cut the grass.  The perishers are very active!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 15:24

Being a simple soul, I'm just interested in the dancing and hope they make decent music selections suited to the dance.    I like the judges' commentary when it's constructive and/or funny.   I like contestants who don't moan about how hard it all is.   I get that the voting will be biased towards favourites and oddballs and, except for the first in the series, we do usually end up with good dancers in the finals.

I'm not interested in any of the stuff going on behind the scenes and don't do twitter or tabloids so all that stuff goes over my head.   James Jordan was an ungracious, irritating and arrogant big head when he was on the show and clearly hasn't improved any since he left.

What is this?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:04

Not a problem.  You're very welcome but we are going to struggle with your native plants as they are so different from ours.

Lots of American plants do very well here given the right soil and so on.

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