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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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Posted: 17/04/2017 at 19:34

Turned into a lovely afternoon here - almost completely wasted through idleness. Still, did manage to trim the grass again and gave the shrubs for the new border a good staring at. I know where most of them are to go - don't know why I don't just get on and plant them and leave the 3 I'm uncertain about until later.

One of the roses I bought is a DA Roald Dahl. Really hoping it's much more of a soft apricot than a bright orange - or even worse - salmon pink. The euonymous which is a few metres behind it is looking very yellow at the moment and that could really jar unless I can find a foil for between them. Thinking of really deep purply blue salvias and aconitums at the moment and there are some other perennials which will be taller in a couple of months time. Decision decisions...

Sorry you bust your pot Runners. If it's a clean crack would a spot of araldite or super glue do the trick? If you put it at the back of a group of pots you won't notice the repair. Can you tell I have that particular t-shirt?

Frightened a bird out of her nest today Don't know who got more of a fright - her or me. Either a thrush or a blackbird - she was a bit quick. Checked again 10 mins ago - she's back - so no harm done

Used to like snooker (to be more accurate I liked Cliff Thorburn and my friend liked another player) and a small group of us used to go to the Crucible in Sheffield for the World Championships every year. Got to know some of the referees and chatted to a few of the players. I would now prefer to watch paint dry

Aldi pop up Easter advert

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 18:32

 Obx - I think that App has been upgraded and will probably work for anybody with iPads and phones  using iOS10.

Unfortunately older iPads (mine is 4 years old) are unable to upgrade beyond iOS9 and the new Adblocker App is not compatible with that older operating system.

The article is dated Sept 2015 before iOS 10 was available.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:20

Stay in touch on the forum Nin.

Several of us do regular seed / cuttings / plant swaps if we live close enough to meet up or if the cuttings / seeds etc are easy to send through the post. Most of us have half full packets of seeds lying around and lots of us get a bit carried away with cuttings or seed sowing. It's nice to see them go to a good home rather than the compost bin.

Take a look at the 2017 thread here - there are others for earlier years

Doesn't matter if you don't have stuff to swap to start with. I am very grateful for the donations I've had to my new garden and it's rather nice than I am now able to start to repay the favours.

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Posted: 17/04/2017 at 10:58

Morning - cold but bright

Off to SM now to see if there are any bargains to be had with the shop being closed yesterday. Wonder if the Easter eggs will be reduced yet? Or will they wait till tomorrow?

Sorry to hear about you neighbour Hazel. It sounds as though it was perhaps a sudden or unexpected event? We've become very good friends with a couple of neighbours in different homes over the years so it is the loss of a friend rather than 'just a neighbour' if you were close.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 10:49

Morning all Chilly isn't it? Nice and warm in the potting shed though.

Thank you for complaining about the Aldi advert GWRS - somebody else has posted that it's dominating the screen on the device they're using - so much so they can't really use the site. I still think this proliferation of adverts is adding to the problems many of us are having using the forum.

I use an adblocker on my desktop computer and the forum is fine on that. But I can't put one on my iPad (too old basically) and the forum plays up like crazy on that some days with adverts jumping about all over the place. Other days it's fine - so I think it must be to do with the content / settings on the forum on any given day - rather than my iPad.

I think it's quite ironic that the forum was changed last year to make it more mobile device friendly - but now it's virtually unusable on a lot of devices. Usually slightly older ones - but not that old - my iPad is 4 or 5 years old. I can't afford to upgrade my iPad every couple of years.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 10:25

Sorry to hear of your problems Nin. E Anglia is a great place to live.

To be honest I think Pansy's advice is the best and most practical.

Bare root raspberry canes are very cheap to buy next year in the spring - I think I paid £5 for 10 canes of Polka and Glen Ample last year, and taking cuttings of the currants and gooseberries will give you small, manageable, easily transported pots which will be ready for planting out next spring.

We all get a bit upset when we have to leave a garden we've tended and loved but a few cuttings / divisions taken this year will give you an emotional link to your old garden and a flying start in your new project. 

Don't get hung up on the thought of binning your treasures - they're plants - not animals or people and their babies will flourish in your new garden.

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