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Croissants today as it is the start of The Tour De France.Enjoy watching it each day,but not tempted to dig out old bicycles
Bought new clematis "Pilau" yesterday,have large pot ready by corner of trellis to for it to go into.Only cost £2,in reduced area again!,just needed a good drink,plenty of healthy shoots.
Weather looks ok at the moment,sunny ,grey/white puffy clouds,but it is still quite windy.
Just hweard on news that temps arwe 54 in USA,no way could I stick that.
Morning everybody. Hope you are all well
Looking cloudy here but very warm
Ive lost my appetite lately ....eating my brekkie and reading the posts. Had porridge with blueberries, toast n marmalade and couple boiled eggs almost cooked. Like I said my appetite is poor at mo.....bit concerned about that! But, lunch soon so I guess I'll be ok.
Overnight more plants have opened their flowers and suddenly deschampsia grasses are flowering. (in damp soil or good soil deschampsia is hard to beat for flower power and subtlety)
Got my time booked today but will be going to nursery to collect echinaceas and, no doubt, something else that appeals
Enjoy the weekend all....hope those holidaying down here get nice weather
And there's always elevenses to get through too Verdi
Is that doughnut time??
Do you grow the blueberries Verd?
Good morning folks a bit dank here at the moment, but better is promised - I won't get out into the garden until well into this afternoon as I'm visiting elderly parents this morning, then will do a food shop and a bit of housew*rk! I've given myself a bright magenta manicure this morning - that'll shock Ma - she needn't worry, it won't last long when I get out into the garden!
Looks like the weather might be going to improve over the next week or so - whisper it quietly, but summer might be coming http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/norwich#?tab=regionalForecast&fcTime=1372460400
Fairygirl.....but of course. My very own blueberries.
No, I is a lying naughty man. Bought them but mIne are nearly ready.
Dove, great minds think alike. I'm having a bright magenta manicure too!
Nice you look in your elderly parents......took my own mum to docs yesterday. She's 91 but much of her concerns are things she gets panicky about. Her doc is very good and took time to talk to her.....better than any medication. Re parents.....when they're gone, they're gone so need to value and care for them whilst we can
Verd- well it is Saturday after all- and magenta is your colour I reckon.
You're right- older people often just want a friendly face and a bit of reassurance.
Dove- you can always give your Mum some shades...
Verdun, glad you like the colour I chose - you can choose next time
Parents are 89 and 93, both in a lovely care home together, neither can walk, Pa has health needs too and is very frail and tired but has most of his marbles; Ma has times when confusion rules - however the care staff are wonderful and do more than I ever could.
Not too late this morning as, when I looked out my bedroom window, saw that pond had lost water overnight. Checked and where heavy handed eldest son had tipped the black box, he's cracked one of the pipes. Another job for today and guess who will have to sort it out. Both sons working 12 hour shifts.
Nice to hear you youngsters being so caring towards the elderly. Just remember that Verdun when you 'talk' to me. Seriously, it is good to hear people with parents being so thoughtful. Not everyone is. I've always said you have enough regrets when they've gone without having to regretting things you didn't do whilst they were here.
Hope you get some bargains today Verd, like my 2 for 3. Hope it warms up a bit by 12 otherwise I'm going to be cold standing on the sideline. Seemed a good idea yesterday.
Dove, my nails are 'Pulsating'. Who makes these names up?
Usual brekkie FG. Creature of habit.
Have a good day all.
not quite the hammock day I had been hoping for, but at least dry.
Popped into GC yesterday for a christening gift - came out with 3 verbascum and a couple of dahlias. Need to get them in the ground today.
Off to have my toenails painted too - will be going for magenta - the colour of the moment
Perhaps one day all Morning Forkers will be identifiable by their magenta toenails?
Right - I'm off to see the Aged Ps, see you all later ...............................
Tina you'll need more than weetabix to withstand the sidelines. If I had a hat - I'd take it off to you- glad I've got girls and never had to do the football mum thing. Their Dad would have done it anyway I suppose. If either of them have 'boy' children I'll be giving that a miss!
Pulsating nails- can't you get ointment for that?
Chicky- do you think the baby will like the plants?....
Morning all. I'm back from garden visiting, family seeing in England. Paris was a nightmare yesterday, French hols starting. Stuck in a traffic jam needing a wee, not fun!
Garden here is like a jungle. OH was shocked at the lawns, out mowing last night. How do weeds grow so big in 2 weeks? Delphiniums and tomatoes needed tying up, did it before I went but the delphs has grown about 2 more feet. Broad beans getting too big already, loads of mangetout peas, I'll have to throw some away, too big.
Welcome home BusyL. Hope you got purchases home okay.
Just tied toms up, again..all in garden suddenly taken off, must be the rain.
Thinking up a cunning plan to get my friend to nearby GC after lunch, she's not a gardener but does like cake & they sell it.
Hope all have a good day, good luck pipe repairer
Morning all - nearly afternoon now. Have been half-heartedly putting things away and doing washing this morning and trying to avoid thinking about taking the dogs for a walk. Garden is crying out for attention, too, BL. How do plants get so enormous in two weeks? Loads big enough to plant now, triffid rose taking over, paeony has flowered and is more-or-less over!! Should be unloading caravan but I'm getting out there to enjoy myself pruning and planting instead. OH can do the donkey work when he gets up (he worked last night after driving all day, but I'm merciless). There's an incredible amount of deadheading to do, too. I want to photograph them too - I'm obsessed with it. They are so fleeting, I want to hold on to them.
Fat Club next Tues - if I don't eat until then, maybe I'll have paid for all the cakes I ate while away!
Hi all, sat waiting while son has drama lesson then taking my mum to local school fayre - good excuse to entertain son n mum while I make bee line to plant stall...
Chicky - verbascum - really want one but put off by article on gw saying they don't come back after flowering, not sure what that means - surely they aren't annuals, confused.
Got lethargy this morning, hoping for improvement later.
Nut, I'm sure you'll come alive later, I'm pottering on here keeping clean, as out to lunch in a few mins.
Mrs G, verbascums are either biennial or perennial. Biennial ones don't come back after flowering, obviously, just make sure you get a perennial. More modern cultivars are longer lived, I'm told. I've grown perennial ones this year from seed but maybe they'll be the short-lived kind - I'll have to wait and see.
I'm back. Fortunately, was very warm and match only 20 mins each way. They're only 8 year olds. Nearly had to tell other side's trainer to shut up. Boy, did he like the sound of his own voice. FG, I only went because it was warm and didn't start until 12. That's it. No idea what the rules are, what's good or bad. have to say that the parents were very well behaved. No fistycuffs. Did, however, overhear one granddad, obviously old school, commenting on one Dad having a go at the ref!
Nut, know what you mean. I have felt like that several days this week. Just didn't seem to have much energy and needed to go to bed early. Not me at all.
Too hot to go in garden for a while. Been up since 8.45 so might have a nap.
Good morning all It was quiet on here yesterday - everyone watching the tennis were they? Or were you all out in the garden?
Gorgeous day here today - bright blue skies and golden sunshine - wall to wall gardening planned for today, then pork chops and braised fennel with parmesan, a la Simon Hopkinson