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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 23:55

DD, happy birthday! But it's now Sunday in France. I have "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Norton, you can have it so strike it off the list.

Back from the party, loads to eat and drink, people we knew there and some new ones to chat to as well. But was -3° on the way home with patches of ice, we followed a salting and gritting lorry some of the way home. OH was good and didn't drink.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:02

Hello all, busy day, must feed horses then get changed for birthday party tonight an hour's drive away. We are an hour ahead of you. Hope the roads aren't icy. Sorry can't stay.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:08

Wonderful news Matty.  xxx

Thank you for letting us know how it went Lily P. Was thinking of you today (( ))

Damp Shady Area

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:00

I have heucheras with different coloured leaves in pots in shade, they are evergreen (or ever gold or dark red!)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:54

What sort of books do you like DD? I may have some you could borrow.

Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:50

Shrinking Violet is right, annuals sell well, but it depends on when the sale is. I do plant sales for charity though and I can usually choose when.

When I divide perennials in autumn and spring I pot some up and keep them in a cold frame, no lid, unless they are a bit tender. So I include perennials but have more annuals. For the annuals I Google the pictures and put them on Word pages which I print and put out so people can see what they will grow into. Most people who buy aren't knowledgeable gardeners. Ask friends and parents too, nothing venture, nothing gain!

Last year I sowed too many petunias. I found a load of large flower pots in a skip so I planted pots with 3 or more petunias and they sold well. If you have time you can paint or decorate the pots, or the schoolchildren can.

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:54

I have Felco secateurs, not that sort but ordinary ones. They are the best I've ever had. Those cut and hold ones look great.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:27

You are such a lovely bunch, was a little worried about posting that photo, it's my ideal cooker, apart from an AGA which is seriously expensive and too hot here in summer. I'm so lucky, but then I did have to lose my lovely mother to be able to afford it. But then she said she was ready to go as she missed my father so. Oh dear, I should be on another thread and I had a couple of glasses of bubbly at the cocktail party.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:35

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66058.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

New range has arrived , but can't try out the gas hob because the pipe was too short. We'll buy a longer one on our way out this evening, cocktail party. At least my smaller saucepans don't wobble on it, did on old one and one gas didn't work properly on old one. Ovens are bigger too, Old one had one small oven and a rotisserie thing that I never used. New one has a grill, have really missed a grill. Really it is a present from my mother who died nearly 3 years ago.

Here is a photo specially for Dove, but it will probably be on top of this post, instead of underneath - which is where I am putting it.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 10:15

Morning all. New range cooker coming this morning  If they can find the house!

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