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Hello Forkers - SEPTEMBER 2018



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,827
    My OH is out playing golf.  Wants dinner at 8:30 at the earliest so he can o to the prize giving.  Gotta love a man with hope!   yesterday he was asking about jobs to get on with while I'm away for a few days.  I pointed him at his huge pile of twigs and small branches from the felling of our ash trees.  They need to be passed thru his muncher.  Can't afford to have him going off half-cocked doing other jobs without supervision.  Still haven't told him about the potager beds he has to rebuild..........

    Dove - we have no probs with rampant courgettes but have had to rein in several escapees from squashes and pumpkins heading through the mesh fence and off into the grass down the far corner/future shrubbery and arboretum.  

    Just checked and reckon Busy is back in France now but has been busy with a church BBQ.   Hope it all went well and we have some news soon.  Hope DD and Clari are OK too as we haven't heard from them in a while.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,696
    We’re having an early night tonight. Father’s Day here, but we’ve got a very busy day tomorrow. There is a new set of talks/lectures at U3A, which we have enrolled in, about the Crusades. It’s to be every Monday Morning for the whole of September. They’ve hired a lecturer from ANU to come down. Then my Ukelele group right after, so Hubby will have to hang around town until I finish that since we are only taking one car in. 

    Night all.

    S. E. NSW
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    edited September 2018
    Sweet dreams Pat and Mr Pat  :)

    Grrrrrrrrr!!!  a little light weeding and my back hurts again ..... no way dare I dig a hole and plant the Euphorbia mellifera ... lovely OH has said he'll do it when he's finished what he's doing at the moment  <3   Flippin 'eck it's annoying  :#
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,885
    edited September 2018
    Partying is catching up with me a bit now - just done half hours weeding and need a break. It is really warm today, despite overcast sky. OH fancies doing more decorating... crumbs...where will it end?! 
    Nipped to a GC/nursery on way home from retrieving car - bought a lovely Acer for Mum-in-law’s Birthday. Think she will like it as always admiring mine, plus she will have instant wow factor this month as the leaves change and give a gorgeous glow. 

    Ok - better have the gardening versus decorating debate with OH...
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I would stick to gardening AuntyR.
    SW Scotland
  • Even more hurrumphing ... not even OH can dig a hole big enough for the euphorbia in the required location ... there's a whopping great tree root there left behind by the ash tree we felled a couple of years ago ... the euphorbia is just going to have to stay in a container ... we'll pot it on into a bigger one next spring.  

    And totally unasked OH has weeded a patch around the amelanchier that had got infested with weedlings  <3
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,961
    Oh how I wish my Hubby would 'fancy doing some decorating'.   I'm green with envy.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,885
    Compromised on doing a bit of both here.
    How annoying when tree roots prevent digging down @Dovefromabove - always in the perfect spot too! 

    Hope everyone enjoying Sunday (probably not Hosta if working suppose).

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    edited September 2018
    Just heard that dear friends of ours are to become Gt Grandparents in the not too distant future ........ how can we possibly have friends who are that old???  :o  up until now she's always been younger than me 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,325
    Truly gorgeous day here.  Just back from pedalling 🚴‍♀️ and feeling very virtuous.  Now sitting with a cuppa watching the birds on the feeders - they seem oblivious to my presence, but then I am being very quiet 🤫 

    Obxx - chicklets are around til 23rd September,when we need to work out the logistics of getting them both back to Birmingham/Nottingham simultaneously 🤪.  Both are moving into new house shares, so some exploratory forays coming up soon - Bham this week and Nottingham the following weekend.  Mostly to assess storage space and then head to Ikea to fill the gaps (not as handy as you are with a jigsaw 🔨 ).

    Classes sound good Pat - crusades can be fascinating if taught in the right way (ie not just a list of names and dates).  

    Just been reminded that it was a year ago today that we did our marathon 26 mile walk along the South Downs .....these days I only have to blink and it seems another year has whizzed past 😳
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