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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:20

Hi folks, haven't read back as a bit rushed today.  Have been out in the garden, mowing the lawns and staining the table tops. 

Dove, the clematis they sent me isn't Purpurea Plena Elegans, so I will have to complain and try and get a replacement.

I've also been busy planning my new Wildlife Pond.  Hubby has agreed to help so I think we will be getting down to it after we return from Cornwall at Easter.

Help I think they have sent the wrong clematis

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:04

Thanks for the confirmation. Yes, I'll complain, I knew it was wrong.  Bit of a pain really, as the new one might arrive whilst I am on holiday, I'll have to tell them to hang fire before they send it.

Help I think they have sent the wrong clematis

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 17:29

I purchased Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans from Waitrose and this is what arrived.

Unless I'm dreaming this is not the right clematis.  Before I complain can someone confirm that I'm not going Doolally.

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Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:46

Who mentioned the ' I ' word.  Don't  know where my hot metal thingy is. I have a friend who irons everything.  When the children were little I went round her house to find her scraping sticky stuff off the bottom of the iron.  She had tried to iron plastic baby pants.  When I asked if she was bonkers, she said 'well I did iron them on the material side'.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:29

Successful trip Dove, they look like good sized plants. Much nicer day than listening to the burner.  I popped out with friend to Ashwoods, I didn't buy anything We then went to a small nursery at Bobbington and I bought a couple of pots of Aubretia, very cheap and healthy, hoping they will eventually trail over the front wall.

Transplanted lobelia and diascia seedlings into pots.  Greenhouse is really full now and I still have a load of plug plants being delivered.  Mmmm how far away is Wonky

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Posted: 31/03/2017 at 10:54

Morning all,  Can't believe how many pages I've had to read back since I was here yesterday.  All rubbish of course keep up the good work.

When my friends daughter was travelling in the US, she was asked by an american traveller if they spoke English in England.  I kid you not.  When Merri was smaller she was into Peppa Pig in a big way.  Consequently she talked about Glarces instead of glasses and carsels instead of castles.  Not good for a Midlands girl. 

Just waiting for friend to arrive for a cuppa and then might pop out to Ashwoods for a browse.  Oh no, I did that yesterday and it cost me nearly £30. 

What's all this talk about F yvie, and what's the F stand for.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 10:23

Morning all,

Glad to hear the little one is back with mum and improving.  Mabel is OK, overjoyed at not going to nursery but not liking the antibiotics one little bit.  Don't think Jonah has Scarlett Fever, think it's just a chest infection and he seems to be picking up.  Secondborn is a different kettle of fish however, just seems to be getting worse and insisted on going back to work this week.  I think a bit of mum nagging is on the cards.

Wonky I bet you are excited about the new greenhouse, what would we do without our mums eh.  I love mine, it might only be tiny (6ft x 4ft)  but its amazing how much I can grow in it. (Having just read back before posting - I mean the greenhouse is 6ft x 4ft not my mum)

Hosta, I had renal colic when I was a teenager, no stones involved just the pain.  Rather give birth any day.  I was hospitalised and wasn't allowed to eat anything for 3 days, but had to drink pints and pints of warm hospital water.  Yuk.  Was told at the time that it was probably caused by not drinking enough and consequently not going to loo enough. 

Friend coming round for a cuppa at 11.00 and getting a delivery of two new self watering trays for greenhouse this afternoon.  Still have two trays of seeds to pot up, so that's my day sorted if the weather holds out.

Hope everyone has a good one.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 17:01

It's just not Wonky's day is it.Hugs.   Just found out Mabel has Scarlet Fever she has had the same symptoms as Jonah so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he hasn't got it too.

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Posted: 30/03/2017 at 16:56

Well I went to Ashwoods but didn't manage to come back empty handed, a couple of pots of Allium Purple Sensation and a few plug plants slipped into my basket by mistake.  Didn't have cake though.  Just found out that Mabel has Scarlet Fever, that'll be extra Nanna Duties for me next week.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 14:40

Sorry to hear of your news Lilly, I can't imagine what it must be like having them so far away. Hugs and positive vibes going your way.

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