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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 13:54


Most of us men don't truly know our own minds.

I will admit openly, that as a young man I did as little as humanly possible towards any domestic tasks.

Most of the time this did not matter, as I was single and living alone. I much preferred visiting ladies houses, as they were far better looked after than mine.

By the time I got married for the second time [ first wife and I did not split because of domestic reasons; she was a b###h. ] I began to appreciate the necessity of sharing in all things, OH worked nearly as long hours as I did.

I would not try to pretend that chores are split evenly, even though she works and I don't.

As Dove says I now really enjoy many of the tasks I do perform, such as most of the cooking and the SM shopping.

We do need strong hints though. There are still many times when OH has to remind me, in less than subtle tones, that she is busy, could I possibly pull my finger out and help.

Dove, we are well aware that you try to make us think that we come up with certain ideas, when we know it was actually your idea in the first place. Doing things that way probably means everyone is kept happy.

Tree Peony

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:34

They can be grown from seeds, but there are people here with far more knowledge on the subject than me, so I would wait for them to see your question.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:20

Only 1 rule needed Clari.


Sorry if you thought I was sticking my oar in last night, was just trying to put a male perspective.

Moving A Deciduous Fern.

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 12:18

Great attitude. 

Always more room for plants.

Help with identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:30

I am sorry, but from that photo, all I can tell you, is that it is dead.

Moving A Deciduous Fern.

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:37

Ideally don't move now and delay pond building until autumn.

Otherwise your care tips sound perfect.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 23:05

Is there just a slight danger that this might be getting the tiniest bit sexist.

Anyway on other matters: have just watched Logan, for any of you who enjoy The X men franchise, it is a very different type of movie.

Didn't do any gardening in the end, decided it was a lovely afternoon for a G@T or 2. In the end we sort of missed dinner.

Finally going to see GP tomorrow to discuss blood test results.

Sleep well.

ID yellow wall growing plant

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 22:55

I was thinking exactly the same Nut.

Maybe words can do the job, without a picture.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 19:26

Hi all.

Sticking my head above the parapet here, regarding Clari's OH.

In mitigation:

Most men, especially young, non puppy trained men, are lazy.

We tend to learn this from our fathers, who were mostly lazy.

Many of us recognise this problem, but opt for the easiest life possible, a trait I think peculiar to the male sex.

However, as we age and with a firm hand, most of us can learn to contribute at least 30% to the workload of a relationship.

Of course I do more, but it would be wrong to expect this. { I appreciate that irony is difficult to recognise on a blog, so this is a clue }

Give the man a chance, Clari obviously chose to live with him for a reason.

PS. Can anyone do my ironing. 

Campsis Indian Summer has never flowered

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 13:47

It is really a plant for full sun and hot conditions.

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