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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 17:40

Great news Punkdoc - it must be a bit of a weight off your mind if she's feeling positive about everything - hope it all goes through ok.

Hosta - lovely pic. If that's the same blue tit who was nosing round the other day I'm amazed he made it through the hole - he looked far too fat to fit

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:49

Hurrah! - does anybody else want to join us? -  all welcome!

Really don't mind whether we go morning or afternoon Dove - I'll fit in with you and Wonky. Would either of you like a lift from Bury train station?

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:37

Letters From Home? 

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 10:27

Have you got a spot in mind for the chinese lanterns Hazel?

You probably know this already but, if they like where they're growing and get established, they can become a bit invasive. A neighbour spent several seasons ridding a bed of them. They're a bit like Jap. Anemones & are well behaved for a while and then romp away.

Pretty plants but IMO probably best grown where they can do their own thing.

I might try some in the woodland border...

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 10:22

Happy Birthday Frank - hope you have a wonderful day

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 10:17

Morning - a bit dull but very mild so I think a spot of gardening might beckon.

Have been very good at limiting myself to just a couple of hours per session of lighter duties to break the old muscles in slowly. There are, however, only so many trees and roses in the garden - and once they're pruned the heavier work will have to start.

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Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 17:46

Nobody's more surprised than me! 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 17:40

Raspberries and red currants pruned. Also managed a couple of crab apples and roses while I was out there and a bit more general clearing up. Time for a cuppa.

Nice pic Hosta - although it seems a bit early to me too. I've held back from pruning quite a few shrubs because winter can yet do an about turn and bit us all on the btm (tadpoles and all).

Congrats on the win to GWRS. We'll all be cheering them on in the next round

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 17:14

The Plague Dogs?  (Although I don't really understand why)

Probably already been suggested - soz

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 14:24

Just in case you're still awake Pat...

SIL lives in Isabella Plains which is a suburb in the south of Canberra. She always describes herself as living 'outside' Canberra but (now I've actually looked at a map) it looks pretty much part of it! MIL always describes her as being north of Canberra - but she's not! 

Can you tell we haven't been out to see her since she moved from Nowra about 5 years ago?

Anyway, she looks to be well away from the fires you were describing - but you've reminded me that an email or SKYPE call is overdue so I'll do that later tonight.

Hope it cools down for you soon!

Pasties look gooood Dove

Off to cut down the raspberries now...

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