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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: Today at 09:53

Morning all.

Arrived home yesterday afternoon. Kitchen looked very tidy, that won't last long! Horses are fine, so is cat. It has been cold and wet here so the outdoor tomatoes have had it, but the housesitter said he'd eaten loads and courgettes. There was a good helping of French beans to pick, had them with trout last night. But the petunias look awful, in fact the pots of flowers are all a bit sad. My violas and pansy plug plants arrive next week so I'll be clearing the pots anyway. Michaelmas daisies and dahlias are all out, looking pretty. Only 5° this morning.


Posted: Today at 09:42

Didn't know that! I've only ever heard it pronounced Lawnston so I looked it up. The most common opinion is that in English it's Lawnston, in Tasmanian (they have it too) it's how it's spelt, but locals call it Lanson, as Lyn does.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: Yesterday at 10:45

At the airport. Liri, your story raised my spirits. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 22:32

The little perennial bed in the front is doing well, grown like mad since I planted it. But Erysimum Bowles Mauve is trying to do a take over bid and is squashing the helenium behind. The sunny bank behind the wall at the back is doing well too. I planted rockery plants and they have spread a lot.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 21:49

This is the garden visit thread for Obelixx and anyone else who would like a look. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/garden-visits-2017/996776-7.html#latest

The neighbours across the drive asked us for morning coffee. They also invited an elderly lady who has been here a long time. She had a book with photos of the village in the past. There was a photo of our little terrace of 4 cottages which showed that ours once had 2 front doors so must have been two 1 up 1 downs. Now it's a 2 down and 3 up + kitchen added on the back.

Then we went to lunch with other neighbours, who we like very much.

So my day of housework and ironing was cut a bit short!

Back to France tomorrow.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 21:41

Then the next day we went to Wyken Hall, but it tipped with rain, so the garden was a bit of a rushed visit.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 21:37

When my sister came last week we visited another Norfolk garden, Gooderstone Water Gardens. Saw a kingfisher there.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 15:30

They are lovely Fritillary.

When I have a poor Internet signal I can't see the photos when too many are posted at once, so maybe that's why there is a limit. Better to do several posts with fewer photos for those with slow Internet.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 09:58

Morning all.

Scares me how fast some people drive in the narrow lanes around here in Norfolk. It always seems to be me who slows down and goes into the passing place.

Back to France tomorrow. I was going to finish cleaning the cottage and make up the single beds in the children's room. Son and family may stay here in the October hols. Load of ironing too. But a friend in the village has asked us to lunch and a neighbour just called by to ask us to coffee. OH has gone to the nearby town so he won't be going for coffee.

Last edited: 20 September 2017 09:58:47

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 08:06

What a shame. After the green line the mini photo should appear.

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