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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 23:37

Hi all.

Did not get to sleep, as ended up going for breakfast / lunch to celebrate getting a Labour MP for the first time in the history of the seat.

Not home till 4ish, so went to bed  for a few hours and am now wide awake.

I need a gentle weekends gardening.

Computer not going to be ready for a while yet, so I will be relying on brief periods on OH's laptop.

Sadly my phone is a brick, with no internet access, but I just hate mobile phones.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 08:16

Hi all.

My bed is calling me.

I know gloating is unseemly, but the result in my constituency was historic and totally unexpected.

Problem is the country will now be in total chaos, perhaps I should have been more careful what I wished for.

Laptop is about to be whisked away, may see you later.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 22:15

Well, it's all over, for me anyway.

Drove people to the polls, thought half these people will not even be voting for my lot.

Asked whether I wanted to go to the count, said no I shall watch it as I drift in and out of sleep during the night.

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 12:11


The planting you liked, was in Jo Thomson's garden, which was absolutely beautiful.

She is a veteran designer, who has won many Chelsea medals.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:50

I am doing ok.. Some people would say I was rich.

Surely three should be a more progressive tax system, so that people like me and those considerably richer should pay more for the services that the country needs.

The NHS [ probably my only area of expertise ] is under more strain than at any time, during my adult life.

Nearly all of us will need it at some time, so those that can should pay more for it.

Sorry, I will try not  to campaign anymore today.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:31

Great quote.

That could sum up the whole of politics in a single sentence.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:20

Things were not perfect, how could they be, with the show being held for the first time and the weather having a major affect, especially on parking, which delayed people getting in.

I thought it was a great show, some will disagree, but people feel the same about Chelsea.

I think in time, this could become the main RHS show.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:10

Hi all.

Have the laptop this morning, as OH has a late start.

Thanks for the video Hosta, as you can imagine I loved it.

Can I endorse what others are saying, please vote, however misguided your choice maybe 

I am driving folk to the polling station for 2 hours, later on.

I too am rather weary, after standing for so long at Chatsworth. Sadly the weather there is going to be awful today, such a shame.

May see you alllater.

Bayer organic slug pellets

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:23

That is unsubstantiated nonsense.

Monty's garden has been well established, for many years before the BBC arrived at it.

He gets paid to present the show and gets a contribution towards new projects, many of which, he has said , he would not have in his garden, if it was not for doing the show.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:12


Managed to get the lap top for 20 minutes.

Went to Chatsworth show today.

Apparently lots of problems, but we did not notice any.

Maybe it was because we are only 20 minutes away and were parked up eating breakfast by 0830.

Not been able to read back, so hope you are all well.

Not too much storm damage, I hope.

Lost an old Apple tree here, not very productive, but beautiful tree. Many perennials are no longer vertical, but I think it could have been a lo worse.

Grey wagtails have fledged, but are on the ground, not well hidden, so I have great fear about a bad outcome. I was out trying to scare off cats, until it got dark.

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