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Mystery to me

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:00

I agree.

Lovely plant, that grows well in deep shade here. Also seeds itself around, so lots of plants for free.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:38

I think men should be able to wear pink meringue for weddings.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:35

Seeing as you now appear to have blocked me, I can copy a PM you sent to me some time ago knowing that you will not see it!

Apology but Verdun10/01/2016 13:05

sorry Punkdoc.  I genuinely did not intend to cause offence. 

I confess to stirring now and then ...always with a sense of childlike mischief....but today was meant to provoke something to make people aware and start speaking up.  I have a very personal reason too for penning it.

I have received quite a few pm's today.....one was highly threatening and abusive, some not nice and some rather kind.  I recently received a series of pm's from a christian urgng me to believe in Christ .....who has now become a bit of a stalker.  Now blocked.

I am not a racist or a bigot. On the forum many need to picture us all, to identify who or what we are.  A well known poster regularly pm's me to update me as to who may or may not "be as they seem".  Another told me not to mention gardening matters on the hello forkers thread...??

I will confine myself in future to garden matters and keep out of trouble. 

I have apologised to one poster to whom I was rude (following his rudeness to me) 

wish you well Punkdoc.  



EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:22


The defence EU / NATO debate I mentioned, was a quote from a previous Allied NATO commander.

Plant ID Regent's Park

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 12:10

The sap can cause burns on uncovered skin, but not really a problem, if you wear gloves.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 11:41

In your opinion Verdun. At least I am trying to distinguish, my opinion from proven fact.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 10:45

Sorry Tetley.

2 separate points.

1 In response to your Churchill quote.

2 the view expressed on Radio 4 this am., by Sir Richard Shirref, former Deputy Supreme Commander of NATO.

Some more stirring from me.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:27

He warned: “I am convinced that Putin wants to see Russia as a great power again.

“I am convinced that he will use every opportunity to achieve that. I am convinced that he sees Nato as an enemy and I am convinced that he could see a scenario and indeed he has war gamed it, he has practised it in which he snatches the Baltic States and then holds Nato to ransom with nuclear weapons and Nato collapses.”

He said Nato needed to “sit up” and take notice and provide a suitable deterrence to Russia.

He said a permanent Nato presence was needed in the Baltics.

In his book, Sir Richard also claims then defence secretary Philip Hammond had wanted “formal action” taken against him when he spoke out about defence cuts in 2014 but nothing could happen because he reported to Nato not to him.

Sir Richard also believes Britain and the EU will be stronger if the former stays part of the union.

Obviously, this is not fact, but opinion. I think it is worth listening to, as he is a former Chief of the Defence staff.

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:13

As fidget says, there is a great deal of difference between black spot, which many Hellebores suffer from, and, don't necessarily cause too many problems, and, Hellebore black death, which is fatal.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:35

Mr Churchill was also behind the original idea of a united Europe, in order to prevent future wars.

A former head of the UK armed services, spoke on Radio 4 this morning, about the increasing possibility of a war with Russia.

I think that a united Europe might be the best way of dealing with this, but this is only my opinion. 

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