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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 23:56

I am awake.

I would recommend a stiff drink, but no good for you.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 14:39

NB will be thinking about you Tuesday.

My problem, is not a desperate desire to do good, although that is a nice side effect, but a desire for thrills and spills, which are just not available in other volunteering.

When I was younger and fitter, I did a lot of mountain biking and climbing and I relaxed in the hills. Now I relax by gardening, but can't seem to find the thrills.

Hope the flat is left in a good state Hosta.

Am going to try and mow the lawns, as no rain yet today.

Plant id please

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 14:31

I think you are right Nut.

I was looking at, thinking, I have got that, but could not remember what it was.

Covered in flowers at the moment, so no leaves visible.

A real bee magnet.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 10:54

Hi all.

Long time since I have been up this late.

Due to the weather looking awful for the whole w/e, we decided to drink far too much and to have a major discussion about the future.

We decided [ really was we ], that my need for thrills [ since I gave up other slightly dangerous pursuits ] was becoming selfish and not really compatible with a marriage where we both were happy.

I will not be going to the Yemen and have to decide whether to give up my license to practice, to stop me getting the sudden urge to travel to disaster zones, for some thrills.

I hope that I can be happy with this, I think my marriage will prove more important than a need for temporary thrills.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 11:04

Hi all.

A little bit of sun for a change, so have been out weeding, with all this rain it is starting to look like a jungle.

Still have not decided on where to get my medicinal sun this winter, what is Cape Verde like, Hosta?

I know this will attract opprobrium from some of you, but I have a big decision to make in September. MSF. would like me to cover some a/l in Yemen and I am not sure what to do. Need some major discussions with OH whilst in Scotland.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 10:18

Thanks Dove, enormously helpful, as always. 

We do not think she has dementia and neither does her GP, she is just a bit forgetful, like many 90 year old people.

I think your approach may be helpful. Youngest sister is going today and we will see where we are then.

Pachysandra terminalis "Green Carpet"

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 09:29

I have Pachysandra growing under a Yew tree, very dry and deep shade.

I think all the other plants mentioned would do well too.

I have some doubts whether the smaller bulbs would push through the Pachysandra, as it can form quite a dense clump.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 09:03

Hi all.

Well it has finally stopped raining, a lot of local roads flooded last night, but other than some white water in the stream [ had to shut bedroom window last night, as it was so noisy ] everything is fine.

Mum phoned last night, said she wanted to move back home. Think she was being a bit wilful and she is blaming my 2 sisters and I for making the decision for her moving.

Have a good day.

Right plant, right place (aruncus dioicus)

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 08:50


Here I grow it in my bog garden and it thrives.

Not sure it needs full sun though, think it will be ok. in partial shade.

Unknown baby bird of prey

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 22:59

A young Kestrel, note the chestnut back.

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