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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 19:11

Evening everyone. Sorry I've been away from Forkers for a while but I've been looking in from time to time to keep an eye on all of you.

You may have gathered that we're on our jollies  in St Ives.

Met Mr & Mrs Dove on Sunday and had a good catch up. Since then we've seen them in the street / walking past about half a dozen times. St Ives may be very busy - but big it ain't.

Glorious afternoon today. Visited the Barbara Hepworth garden and museum which I found strangely moving. Probably because of an excellent guided tour explaining the effect of life events on her work. Excellent late lunch overlooking the harbour. Good day to be alive

Sorry to hear you're poorly Clari. Hope you feel better soon

Best wishes to everyone else.

Need to get on with drinking this G&T now - tough job but someone has to do it

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Posted: 02/09/2017 at 06:40

Morning all

Have a great time LB - you may have heavy bags on the way home but at least your purse will be lighter 

Currently heading west on the M25 - all ok so far but I nearly need a bacon buttie... (actually have melon - not quite the same is it?)

Have a good day all - SYL

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Posted: 01/09/2017 at 16:17

Sunny - I'm so sorry to read about Paul. 

Your love for him has shone through in your postings. My very heartfelt condolences and best wishes for you and your family.

Take care. x

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Posted: 01/09/2017 at 11:14

Rubee - that's not good with your OH. Sounds as though you've been living with the problem for a while but that doesn't make it any less worrying. Thoughts are with you. Hope he hasn't hurt himself more than he thinks.

SGL - glad to be able to help. Re the Viburnum - I planted one 3 years ago and it's now over 2m high and about 1m across. I have found it to be a reasonably quick grower in suitable conditions. I also planted 3 together (about a metre apart) to make an extra length of hedging in another location - that forms a good screen. Need to cut about 70cms off it each year to keep it to height.

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Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:52

Ooops - crossing posts again.

What a pain SGL - hate it when you can't talk to your neighbours. 

Loving the caravan pic LB - our outfit will look a bit like that!

Thanks for all the holiday wishes.


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Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:49

SGL - two more suggestions re plants:

Rosa Glauca - can be grown to small (about 3m high by 3m crown width) tree size or maintained as a large shrub. Nice simple summer flowers, lovely autumn hips

Viburnum Bodnantense (sp?) - I had one which was about 4m high and 2m width. I usually maintain at about 2m high. Tough as old boots - won't mind competition from the oak. Deciduous but good screening in the summer. No summer flowers but deliciously scented flowers from about October to March.

However - I do think that was a very good point about planning regs - definitely worth looking at.

Good luck with it. Now must get a wriggle on

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Posted: 01/09/2017 at 08:38

Morning - pinching punching - all that

Tomorrow we leave for our summer holiday.

Today I am wondering if I should be taking the autumn duvet! 

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Posted: 31/08/2017 at 19:43

Good to see you too Obx

I'm still enjoying reading your tales of Cosmos and Minstrels' antics on Forkers - sounds like they keep you busy!

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Posted: 31/08/2017 at 19:26

Hmm doesn't sound as though a tree would work then SGL I'll get my thinking cap on...

M-U - we will be down in (hopefully!) sunny St Ives next week. Dove (From Above) and her OH will also be there the same week (we didn't plan it). They're staying just round the corner from us so we're all going to meet for crab and clotted cream (not necessarily on the same plate!)

Beer and gin may also have a role to play...

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Posted: 31/08/2017 at 19:09

Hi Fairy - PM for you as well

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