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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 19:53

I'm opening my garden with the same scheme as DD. Mine is open on the 8th May, I'll never be ready. Saw my friend in the village who is opening on the 8th with me (her choice of date) and her garden is looking very good. Not only will I not be ready, but nothing will be out - it's too early.

Spent the afternoon in the veg garden, just coming round. Where did all that bind weed come from in the sweet pea and cutting garden bit? It wasn't there last year.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:45

Glad to have you back, Marion. We were worried you were ill.

Lovely photos, thank you.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:46

Hurray!  Thanks Liri. I've sent Fruitcake a PM, as she was going to see her.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:44

Hurray, I'll PM Fruitcake.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:20

Morning all.

One of those big milky coffees please Dove, but I've had two already

This is the first year I haven't seen Lily beetles on my Madonna lilies and they are 2ft tall. Every year I think of digging them up as they always get eaten. Maybe I speak too soon!

Wonky, make sure it's well attached, even if you have to put a rope around it and attach it to the wall! They have a nasty habit of blowing away in strong winds.

Gosh, KEF, a few weeks! Here funerals have to be within a few days, if you want a week's wait you have to get special permission. It affects ex-pats who have relations who want to come.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:25

Don't be embarrassed DD, I had 3 wheelbarrows! More to come tomorrow.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:03

Lovely sunny day. Spent several hours weeding and edging the upper middle bed, not quite finished yet. Also potted up some plants for my Open Day plant sale.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:01

Spent several hours weeding and edging the upper middle bed, not quite finished. I weeded it in the autumn, the mild winter and the rain have encouraged the weeds.

OH was able to clear up the wisteria prunings at last, the baby blackbirds have left the nest. When he was pruning he realised that Mummy blackbird had just laid the eggs so the clearing had to wait.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 18:55

Fruitcake said she would pop round when she gets home this evening.

Bad knees

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 09:41

My right knee has started given trouble, had a skiing accident when in my 30s. But I'm still at the ordinary kneeling pad stage. Tried knee pads but the straps cut in the back of my knees, as someone has already said.

But I know that sitting and leaning forward and down to weed is really bad for my back. Tried it, never will again. I'm surprised it has been recommended. Also the wheels and the general bulk make that piece of kit totally impractical.

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