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Posted: 30/07/2017 at 13:27

Afternoon all, Had a busy morning in the garden after visiting mum.  Repotted some of the pond plants that had got too big for their baskets.  Disturbed some frogs and found loads of pond snails. Really pleased with how it's settled down. 

Not sure what to do with the rest of the day, looks like it's going to rain so gardening might be out of the question.  Might check out a bit of plant porn on t'internet.  Have a good Sunday folks.

Climbers or Trailers

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 13:16

Two climbers worth considering. Chocolate vine is a good one, it has chocolate scented flowers early in the year if pruned at the right time, and can cover a multitude of sins.  The other is winter honeysuckle. Flowers in Jan/Feb, great for the bees and smells lovely, it is evergreen too.  Both of these grow on a north facing fence in my garden. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 13:04

Afternoon all,  Visited mum and then spent the rest of the morning in the garden.  Some of the pond plants have turned into triffids so I've been out there repotting them.  Found lots of lovely pond snails and disturbed a couple of frogs but they just jumped off into the undergrowth.  Also fed the birds, they look like ordinary garden birds but I'm sure they are really gannets in disguise.  Sat for a while watching a heron on next doors roof.  Don't see one very often so always take time to admire.

Sorry to hear some of you had disturbed nights again.  I had a night filled with horrible dreams so woke with a headache and feeling as if my head was full of cotton wool.  Glad to say the gardening has sorted it out. 

P'doc hope OH feels better soon.  Make sure you look after her.

Weather is blustery here but no rain this morning although we obviously had loads overnight.

Off for a browse 'see' you all later.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 23:10

Dachalover I meant platycodon, common name balloon plant.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 18:47

Evening all,  Thanks for all good wishes, have avoided housework today and taken myself off to the garden centre with my friend for tea and cake.  Only bought a small polycodon but friend spent quite a bit.

Glad you got things sorted P'doc, mountain rescue sounds like a good idea to me.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend.

Resurrected Twenty

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 17:33

Thanks for all your kind words re Firstborn.  We are keeping in touch via Facebook while she is away and she seems to be having a good time with the family.

I've given h*******k a miss today and went out with a friend to visit a couple of garden centres.  Had tea and cake b****r the diet.  Bought a Plantycodon, a lovely pink colour.  Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. 

Thank God for the internet

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:52

Love it fidget

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:49

Evening all,  Rotten day here weather wise so I've been catching up on the h*******k.  I'm shattered after scrubbing carpets, cleaning windows etc etc.  Feeling a bit down at the moment so trying to keep myself busy.  Hope everyone has a good night, catch up with you all in the morning.

Thank God for the internet

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:27

Same thing happened to me Josusa.  Here is a picture of the pigeon.  The owner was a little boy and his dad (a racing pigeon fancier) came to collect the bird.  He said his son was really missing him.

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Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:15

Evening all, It's lashing down here too.  MU I empathise with you over the dining room.  I have 3 guitars and a Turkish saz  in the hall and two amplifiers in the conservatory.  Hubby teaches guitar and before that played in a number of bands so I have always had to put up with bits of guitar strings etc all over the house.

Have had a very busy day again, sorry LB but it's been mainly h*******k.  Trying to keep myself occupied as we are waiting for the results of a biopsy.  Firstborn found a lump in her neck just before going on holiday.  We wont get the results until she come back in another two weeks.  She has a scan booked the day she gets back so it's a difficult time.  Hope I can get special dispensation.  Off for a look round the forum now.   Catch up with you all later.

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