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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:41

Evening all, except it's nearly my bedtime. Not much gardening done. Sowed a few seeds in the GH and took up the weed suppressant fabric in the veggie garden. Must spread the manure tomorrow.

Went, with my horse, to a friend's place for a riding lesson. I've ridden for years, just not the last two, various reasons including injuries. Thought I needed a refresher course. It was good. Classical dressage from someone who studies behaviour and emotions of horses.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:45

That gave me a real jolt to read on here that Tony Benn has died. First thought was but why? He's too young! He was 88, shows how time flies. Such a character, made the News more interesting, but a bit too left wing for me too.

Sun, 17° at 4pm.

Sowed some more seeds this morning, flowers. Then went for a riding lesson with my horse at a friend's house. I haven't ridden much for the last 2 years, felt I needed a refresher.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:07

Hope the eye clears up quickly, Stacey. What an eventful day!

I love Crataegus, had one when we lived in Kent, so pretty. Don't remember the smell. Fallen flowers got mown up, not as bad as flowering cherries.

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 21:55

Lovely photos Tracey.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:21

We are having pizza with red wine.

Don't know where day has gone. Shopping, rode horse, went out to tea. Never got around to gardening. Warm and sunny.

inspiration

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 09:04

You didn't steal my thread, Louise, it was an out of date thread. I just thought it might be interesting to read more stories about why people start gardening. I love reading these stories. Yours is the "now" thread.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:58

Morning all.

Supermarket this morning, then riding, then tea with a friend who wants to show me her garden and gardening in between if there are any gaps.

On our travels on holiday in England we saw big plastic cows in people's gardens, like the one Garden girl saw in the GC. Wondered where they got them from. Can't remember where it was, could have been the New Forest.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:46

Sorry, yes, lily. It's an old stone French farmhouse with beams. Like the garden, when we bought it in 1990, for what the English would think was a ridiculous price, it was in a state, burst pipes, mould growing like fur on the beams, filthy. Hadn't been lived in for 6 years and before that was a holiday home. But now it's lovely. Was a lot of work, but I was younger then, under 40 instead of 27!

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:38

The time when frost matters is when the potatoes grow leaves out of the ground. If you plant too early and the leaves are up before the frosts have finished they will go black.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:26

He's the slightly bigger Scottish sort! But he's learnt English since he was a puppy.

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