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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.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:42

You're right Fairy, despite my arthritic aches and pains I do pretty well.  Hubby's had a near miss, but he seems fine now, so I too count my blessings.

Oops just nearly reported Forkers to the moderators by mistake, that will never do. 

Have had a fairly quiet day, have been looking at plant porn and ordered some new daffs and some dahlias.  Now must zip up the purse for a bit.

It's been a miserable day here, but we are supposed to be having good weather over the next few days.  Tomorrow I'm on Nanna Duty looking after Mabel and Merri but then I'll have a couple of days to get some work done in the garden.

Off for a browse and a cupp.  See you all later.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 16:43

LOL Lantana, never thought of that when I posted.  I don't mind football but I wouldn't be excited at going to see a match live, definitely an armchair fan now, anyway for my sins I'm a West Brom fan.

Wouldn't find me anywhere near a bee or wasp nest Liri, I leave those sort of things to the experts.

I've attacked a jasmine this afternoon.  It doesn't flower very well and is getting a bit bullish so it's for the chop I'm afraid.  Just the root to dig out now.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 14:31

Afternoon all,

Just spent the morning deadheading and tidying the garden.  Must admit that the advice Monty gave on removing all flowers before going on holiday really worked.  I've come back to loads of buds on my roses etc and deadheading took no longer than normal and I usually dead head every other day.

Had some very exciting news.  My best friend's daughter bought her two tickets to Chelsea for her birthday and guess who is going with her.  Meeeeeee.   Never been.  We have tickets for Thusday.

Stand your ground Hosta.

Have been ordering new Tulips and after the delphinium slot on Gardener's World I've identified 4 new ones that I want for next year.  I will beat those slugs, I will beat those slugs, I will...........

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