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Hello Forkers - SEPTEMBER 2018



  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    Morning all, I too had to google plumcot, are they very sweet Pat?

    Hosta, what is it you deliver?
  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117
    So what do you deliver Hosta??
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,877
    Morning all. 
    Just surfacing after a late night at the ‘festival’ party. I still have a unicorn temporary tattoo on my face and there is glitter on my pillow! I didn’t drink too much (didn’t want to set my tachycardia off) but I am positive that many of the revellers will have sore heads today. Pink gin seemed to be the ‘in’ thing but I had Pimms all night. I remember somebody giving me a swig of Palma Violet gin too !? 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117
    Sounds like you had a good night auntyrach, where was the festevival?
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,877
    The festival was in my friend’s back garden! I am going to collect my car now - and probably muck-in on the clearing up - the amount of bottles and debris will be immense. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    As Fairygirl said, it's quite autumnal here now with a few of the mature trees starting to have yellow leaves. It wont be long before the squirrels start to bury chestnuts in the garden. Grrr.
    The sun came out in time yesterday for the Red Arrows display and they will be back today.
    Thanks for the good news re the road @Lily Pilly.

    Aunty R. hope you're not too exhausted after partying last night.

    Pat, spring is on it's way for you.

    Hope BL is getting unpacked and settled in the new house. 
    SW Scotland
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,323
    Sounds like a great festival Aunty Rach ....unicorns 🦄 and pink gin .....what could possibly go wrong 😉. We had a good time at our party too - although once the sun went down my feet rapidly turned to blocks of ice ❄️❄️❄️

    Chicklet returns today, from a mini-break in Wales ......from the photos it looks like she’s been having fun.  Once I’ve picked her up I’ll venture out on my bike again 🚴‍♀️

    Would love to see Horse Chestnuts in their autumn glory they all go brown and dead looking from early August due to the dreaded leaf miner.  Such a shame ☹️
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,812
    Have just surfaced from a lie-in, lazing about reading and dozing after a night disturbed by several times by a vocal Minstrel.  Mum, I've caught a mouse.  Mum, I need a cuddle.  Mum, breakfast would be good.  Mum, seconds please.  Makes Cosmos seem positively peaceful.

    Got my jigging done yesterday and all sanded down and oiled.  It's so long since I've jigged I had to consult the destructions for how to fit a blade in the jigger which was new last time I used it.    Need to pre-drill some holes for screws for the legs today and that's it, ready to pack.

    Sunbathing and sewing on the agenda for the rest of the day.   Sunny and breezy here today so a comfy mid 20s in store till Friday when we may get a storm and a bit pf rain.  I shall be in Belgium where it is set to rain from Wednesday.  Lovely for my friends there with thirsty gardens.

    FG - there's an avenue of horse-chestnuts in Tervuren, south of Brussels, that leads up to the Africa Museum.  It was invaded by the leaf miners a couple of decades ago and looked dreadful my mid-July.  The council felled the lot after complaints about conkers spearing tyres and running shoes and re-planted with sterile horse-chestnuts.    Doh!

    Chicky - not long now till your chicklets head off again I suppose but not so far this time.  possum has already got her flights booked for Xmas hols and is talking of coming for a week at Halloween so she can surf - assuming there's some wind to make waves.  Been too calm all summer.

    Flumpy - that fruit looks luscious.   We have 3 mirabelle trees in this garden and they are the most boring plum possible.  Far too sweet and bland.  No probs this year tho as the Beast got the blossoms.

    Hope all goes well with baby delivery Yvie?  Good luck with your neck Dove.   I think Busy is due back in France this week and probably still waiting for internet at the new cottage.  Hope the painting has gone well ready fro the new carpet.

    Enjoy your Sunday everyone and your gardens.   

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,959
    Hi everyone,  Aching today from moving furniture and gardening but can't seem to relax and do nothing. Had a lousy night even after taking pain killers.  Not sure what I'll be up to today.  Hope everyone has a good Sunday.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • OH has mowed the grass, front and back  <3  it was a bit damp so it was more like silage making and he had to keep clearing the mower, but goodness me how much better the 'lawns' look ... even without their edges being done yet ... they'd not needed mowing since we went on holiday at the end of May!!!   I must point out to OH that he's actually not done much 'garden duty' this year ... I must be in credit  ;) 

    The biggest difficulty was trying to lift one of the courgette plants off the grass ... it seems to be related to a Russian Vine and has ambitions to reach  the Shady Bank and then up and over to next door!  :o
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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