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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:51

Morning all,

Sorry to hear you're not well Wonky. Hope it's just a 24 hour thing and not the shell fish and that you will be back to normal tomorrow.

Had a good nights sleep last night, the first in ages.  Still feeling a bit fuzzy but hope that clears with the mist as I'm determined to make the most of what is supposed to be a lovely day.

I want to get some seeds sown and sort the greenhouse out but need to visit mum first.

'See' you all later.

Lawn care

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:32

I use a similar company and my lawn has never looked so good.  I was always quite diligent about looking after the lawn but never seemed to get it looking how I wanted it.  I think that if I bought the products I wouldn't be much in pocket as they can be quite expensive. 

As Papi Jo says pop into your local nursery and seek advice.

I know lots of people on the forum prefer 'the natural look' and are against using such products so I suspect we will get quite a few comments on this.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:25

Just found out that one of the Dahlias I ordered grows to 5ft. Ooh er missus, lord knows where I'll plant that one.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 18:47

Hi Folks,

Finally got some oomph Lesley.  Have cut and edged the lawns and trimmed some bushes in the garden.  Have also got to grips with some paperwork (a job I hate). 

After a lovely day it's all gone a bit grey here.  Looking like we might have another storm brewing.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:44

Morning folks, Well the weather is looking promising, but then it did yesterday until the heavens opened.  Planning to get out and do a bit of cutting back.  I also want to sow some seeds, problem is I'm not feeling very motivated.  I have no idea why.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:32

So true KT53.  It's a disgrace.  I blame the government

What's eaten my rose?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 21:52

Thanks Bob, never had a problem with them before but there were loads of them.  Have picked most of them off but some dropped to the floor so will have to check again tomorrow and remove any that are left.

What's eaten my rose?

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 21:38

Hi Folks, I've resurected this old thread just to confirm what the caterpillars are on the last photo.  Found loads of them on my Paul's Noel rambler.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 21:19

Well, we do have each others phone numbers but it's a tricky situation.  Firstborn does tell them when they are due on Nanny Duty but they seem to get mixed up on a regular basis.  We always have the same days unless someone is ill but as soon as there is any change to the routine such as holidays then they go to pot.

Wonky that storm hasn't cooled things down one bit, it's like a sauna.

Well jell of the trip Chicky it looks amazing.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:26

OMG, what a day.  Didn't sleep all night problems with aches and pains.  Then had to get up early to go on Nanna Duty.  10 minutes after Firstborn left for work the other Nan and Grandad arrived and insisted that they had been asked to look after grandchildren.  Didn't argue (it has happened before) so I gave the children a cuddle and retired gracefully and drove home.  50 mile round trip for nothing, Firstborn not amused when I phoned and put her in the picture (would love to be a fly on the wall when that gets sorted).

I drove home full of intentions to make the most of what was going to be a beautiful day.  Did some deadheading and tidying in the garden.  Hubby came back from SM and said he would mow the lawns.  Then it suddently went black and when I say the heavens opened, I mean it.  We have had the most violent storm all afternoon with the sky alternating between yellow and black and the lightening and thunder has been really ferocious.  I love a good storm but this one even made me jump.  Mind you I was so exhausted I had an hour nap in the middle of it

Hopefully the worst is over. It feels like a sauna now.

I hate combovers too and bad syrups are even worse.  Bald and proud.  Mind you I'm not sure I would think that if it was me.

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