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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:27

We had a lovely lunch out at my friend's. She'd invited some of the people I've known the longest in Dordogne. When we left home this morning to go to church it was only 7° so I wore a pullover with a skirt, a fleece and tights. By the time we arrived at friend's the sun was shining it was 20° and she'd put out chairs in the sun in the garden. Stripped off tights and fleece but was boiling in the pullover, though it was only a light one. Luckily lunch was indoors.

Yvie, I have 2 Agastaches that I potted on yesterday, thanks to Verdun, Black Adder and Blue Boa. I hope they will be OK spending the winter in a cold frame. Also 3 Geums, including Totally Tangerine, also thanks to Verdun. Will have to do some reshuffling in flowerbeds. Oh yes, also salvia uliginosa - Verdun again! But I've just seen that that likes damp soil, bother, no chance here in summer!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:47

What a coincidence! Wonder if it was the same day.

Thank you Chicky, we are hoping to visit both those gardens in July 2015.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:21

Glad you had a good day, Chicky. I love Wisley, but not easy to get there. We have a flat in Eastbourne for when we are in the UK, belongs to OH's daughter really, but last time we went to Wisley there was an accident on the M25 and it took 3 hours.

Did fish and chips tonight, at last my batter is improving. OH loves it and the French don't sell fish and chips and the fish is bread crumbed, not battered, in the supermarket.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:02

I still like Frankie best, though I think Pixie and Caroline were a little bit better tonight. I think I find Bruno the most irritating.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 17:45

I haven't looked here for several days either. Miss the email notifications.

I hope you get your appointment soon Matty, hugs, and best wishes to all who need them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:03

I am an hour glass, but tummy has been turning apple shaped with advancing years! That's why jeans have to be at waist to stop them sliding off. Is "hipster" an old  fashioned word then? May have something to do with living in France, lose touch with changing language.

I always laugh at naughty remarks, just not usually quick enough or witty enough to make any! Am not totally innocent, was a nurse and have had 4 children!

Have potted up all the plants I bought mail order in September.

Monty don new series

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:33

You are a sensible and wise lady Marion. But probably a lot of people aren't willing to put in all the work that you do. I'm really pleased with my yellow buddleia, a friend gave me a cutting about 6 ins tall and now it's taller than me and been covered with bees and butterflies.

Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:24

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:21

BM, I hope that was from laughter, not shock or disgust!

I like bananas exactly as Yvie said.

I removed the tomatoes from the GH and sprayed it all with liquid soap, alcohol and insecticide and it's still got whitefly in it and they are going into the coldframes. Help! Will buy some of those sticky flytraps that the RHS recommend.

Lifting Dahlias

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 10:18

If they haven't been blackened by frost then leave them upside down for a bit before packing them for storing to let the sap run out.

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