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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 21:51

Lovely picture fg., it is indeed a Stonechat, not a bird I have seen often, a really great sighting.

There are undoubted dilemmas facing men today, from my perspective anyway.

We are no longer the sole breadwinners and this can lead to a sense of failure.

We are taught to be more emotionally aware, but are sometimes made to feel unmanly for doing so.

I think many men are not sure where they fit into society now and that this is at least partly responsible for the huge increase in mental health issues amongst younger men.

There are days on here where i feel I should just butt out, which is absolutely fine, but an emotional awareness of how the few males who use this thread, could perhaps be attempted.

I do feel that criticism of a man, who does not do exactly 50% of the chores is wrong. Perhaps we should not be judging another persons relationship.

Growing grass

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:01

I don't think a weed membrane will help, weed seeds just land on the grass and grow.

You need to break up that hard core, before you lay the lawn, otherwise there will be no drainage.


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:58

A picture would be helpful.

A flower cannot really grow too tall, it grows as tall as it does, if that makes sense.

Are the flowers dieing, because they have reached the end of their natural life?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:19

As I said I am not claiming perfection or fairness, merely being honest about what happens in our house.

I could clearly do better / more, but it works for us.

Pentsemon Phoenix Magenta problem

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:14

I am afraid I do not agree regarding sun / shade.

From personal experience Penstemon do very well in partial shade and I have even had some success in quite deep shade.

I think it very unlikely that a lack of sunshine would cause such a problem, in a very short period of time.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 14:29

Love it............ the mind reading, sadly, probably true. 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 13:57

Don't forget DD, that the offer to come round and have a "quiet word " with your ex-OH still stands.

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.

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