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Posted: 20/04/2017 at 18:45

Evening all - Sounds as though some of you have been busy and others have just been eating sausages and sugar lumps all day

I was taken out to Southwold for a surprise seafood lunch via a couple of nurseries (plants impulse purchased - none from 'the shopping list'). Warm and dry - lovely day all round

Glad to hear PF and RB are doing ok and M-U's puss cats have had a nice birthday treat - we do spoil them don't we?

Sunny - I had 3 raised bed for veg. Great fun and very productive. After a couple of years the local vole population discovered them and decided to move in and nest under the side walls. Rather disheartening  to pull a beetroot or carrot and find nowt but air under a pristine top shell. Little bu$$ers were eating them from the bottom upwards

Seeing the words 'drought' and 'threat of hosepipe ban' when I'm in the middle of planting the new border is also quite disheartening.

On the bright side - we last had a hosepipe ban in 2012 - when I was planting a large woodland border. Having announced a ban it then rained solidly for about 3 months - didn't need to do any watering.

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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 20:34

Crumbs Pansy - you have been in the wars. Hope you're not too sore tomorrow - take it easy girl

Happy birthday to the pussy cats for tomorrow M-U.

Few shrubs planted today - many lumps of brick and mortar removed from the planting holes. Thought I'd dug it over properly - obviously not deep enough! Back is letting me know I've been hard at it all afternoon

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Posted: 19/04/2017 at 09:48

Oops - manners - Good Morning everybody!

Cold out there this morning but sunny. Had a little rescue mission at midnight last night. Potting shed thermometer (remote sensor) said it was down to 1C so I traipsed down in me nightie to rescue the baby tomatoes. Got down to -2C in the wee hours - brrr

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Posted: 19/04/2017 at 09:42

Dentist sounds divine Joyce - enjoy

Spring cleaning - what's that??? Nearly 40 years since I discovered the joys of gardening and spring is a busy time. My house gets a good bottoming in February and again November. In between it gets a quick flick when I can write my name in the dust. I know exactly which surfaces to dust to make it look clean and which ones nobody notices. Plump sofa cushions and vac round hides a multitude. Kitchen is always clean though & I quite enjoy ir***ng

Pansy - advice as above

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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 19:10

Harry wants to know if Cosmos wants to go to the pub so they can drown their sorrows and moan about female owners arranging for the removal of their man-bits?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 18:41

Sorry if you were upset or worried by my earlier posting Liri - it was a bit of an incontinent outburst on my part in response to the election news.

I do have quite strong political views - but I very rarely vent them anywhere on the forum - and my original posting was intended far more as a comment on personalities rather than the political leanings of any of the individuals concerned.

I hope that if ever I do enter into discussions with anybody on here about anything, that I do so in a courteous and respectful way without belittling the views of others - even (especially) if their opinions are different to mine. 

DD - what a lovely photo - still have everything crossed for good news re C de G x

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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 11:35

Crumbs! that was a surprise.

Good news is only 6 or 7 weeks of campaigning instead of the usual 10 months. 

Head Girl Theresa May has more balls than the rest of them put together - Wee Jimmy and Jazzer have had their bluffs called. 

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:54

The Fifth Victim?

The Fifth Sacrifice?

The Fifth Human Sacrifice?

Sorry if those have already been suggested - no time to read back.

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Posted: 18/04/2017 at 09:16

Harry sends big manly cat hugs to Cosmos - it's so long since he had his done he can't remember what they might have been for  He also sends commiserations to Crunchie & Co - why do these humans have to keep changing things when we've just got them organised as we like them? 

Sunny day here. Friend coming for tea this afternoon - best get out and make a start with some planting.

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Posted: 17/04/2017 at 20:32

Our previous house had a wonderful south / south west orientation - lovely and sunny - showed up every last cobweb, bit of dust, glass smear etc etc. I am starting to enjoy a north facing house because it doesn't show those horrors 

LB - Tony Knowles was a bit of alright too. My friend adored Kirk Stevens who was a Canadian like Cliff. I love Canada - such a beautiful country - but I think Cliff helped to start it off in the same way Bjorn Borg started my love affair with all things Scandinavian.  

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