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A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 18:14


A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 18:14


Resurrected Six

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:53

Must admit Joyce quite a bit of my expendable income gets spent there.  It's only down the road and everything is so tempting.  I've never found a better nursery/garden centre. 

Resurrected Six

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:43

It's a dark pink, one of the new Evolution range that they have bred.  It's supposed to hold it's colour longer.  I already had a white and a yellow/apricot Neon.  Not sure where to put it yet.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:37

Haven't been posting recently and just noticed that many of you have migrated from Forkers to here.  Hope you are all well.  Been busy losing weight, now just over 2 stone lighter with a few more to go.  Want to look good for Secondborn's wedding in August.

Bought a new Hellebore today from Ashwoods after going on a Hellebore tour that showed you how they propagate etc.  Very interesting.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:29

Hi BL, not eating less just eating different things.  Have cut out the chocolate, cakes and biscuits.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 16:37

Hi everyone, It's been a while since I posted.  I've been popping in occasionaly to see how you are all doing though.  I've been doing a bit of walking and swimming and am now 2 stone lighter, would like to lose another stone at least as Secondborn is getting married in August and I'd like to treat myself to a new outfit.

Been on a Hellebore tour at Ashwoods this morning.  It was really interesting and I treated myself to one of their new Evolution plants with some of the gardening vouchers I received for Christmas.  Not doing much this afternoon as I have a lousy cold.  Hope it disappears before I'm back on Nanna Duty on Wednesday.

Glad to see you returned from the Gambia in one piece Hosta.  Hope everyone is well.

Luiquidambar Robert Lane & Worplaston

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 23:58

I planted Liuid Amber  'Slender Silhouette' a couple of years ago.  It grows about 18'tall by 6ft wide and is quite good for small gardens and/or planting close to the neighbours as it wont encroach on their garden.  It's proved to be very tough as I've had to move it once already and it coped really well.

Memories of the past

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:29

Sunday night at the palladium was on when Dad was setting of for his shift at the Chemical plant.  I was always fascinated by the tiller girls and the revolving stage.

I too love White Horses and Black Beauty.  Family favourites when the sunday roast was cooking.  I also used to listen to Caroline/Luxenburg on the transistor radio under the blankets.  Really trended people used to follow their charts not radio one.  Tony Blackburn and Arnold whilst getting ready for school. 

Always had an indoor bathroom, but we did have a second loo outside.  Dad used to put a parafin lamp in there in the winter to stop the tank freezing. 

Always had blankets and striped flannelette sheets with a candlewick bedspread, no duvets then. Stone hot water bottle, ours a lucazade stopper as the original one had got lost.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:17

Morning folks,  Not a good one so far.  My lie-ins are very precious to me and for some reason I must have set my alarm clock an hour early.  Not a happy bunny.

A very bright, sunny day here but it looks cold with frost on the roofs and cars.  Nothing particular planned apart from checking on the greenhouse.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

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