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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 08:50

Morning all.

Music does fire off the emotions. There were bits that my father used to hum loudly, I called them "Daddy's hums", they make me feel emotional when I hear them. Funny how even when children are grown up and middle aged they are still "children" to their parents.

We are going to see my "children" and 6 grandchildren this weekend. My son has rented gites in the farm next door to him south of Orleans.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:24

Back from Carol Service. Abbey looked very pretty, choir sang beautifully. But quite a lot of mince pies over, perhaps they were on diets. Around 160 came, but some years it's nearer 200, so hard to know how many mince pies you need. We've run out before!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 10:35

Morning all. Made 15L mulled wine, another 10 to go for this afternoon's carol service. The other lady who makes it is away seeing her son so twice as much to do this year. But I think I'll cut down a bit, we had some over last year. About 150 - 200 come to the service, but not all stay for the wine and mince pies. Don't want everyone getting drunk!

Have a good day out Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 14:42

Here is Chris Beardshaw dealing with cannas on a GW video http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-protect-cannas-and-gingers-over-winter/60.html

I thought cannas liked a little humidity and dahlias liked to be dry. When I used to store them I put them in boxes of peat in the garage. I don't lift dahlias now, they are in well drained places and mulched and most survive the winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:30

Morning all.

Making over 100 mince pies for tomorrow's Carol Service. But I cheated and bought puff pastry - which I actually prefer anyway. Then I'll make up 12 bunches of greenery for decorating the pews. Someone else is doing the rest of the greenery.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 08:41

KEF, I go to those check ups every 3 years, was every 2 but French NHS is cutting back. One time I was told off by the young lady doctor for being 9 stone. She said I should be 8 stone. I'm 5'3" with size 7 feet, big boned. Haven't seen her since, thank goodness, I'm well over that now.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:20

I thought the roof gardens were amazing. Imagine big trees on a roof! Wouldn't have thought it possible.

We drove through the middle of Paris on the 15th August bank holiday once, Parisiens all away on holiday, so not too much traffic. We drove along the river Seine and loads of houses had roof gardens and greenery hanging down. It looked lovely.

Topiary isn't really my thing, too controlled.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:11

That depends if you swim breast stroke or crawl!

That meal sounds yummy, Gilly, love lamb shanks.

Did anyone see the garden programme tonight? Fantastic roof gardens. Oh sorry! Wrong thread.

Plant support

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:19

I can't see that as I think it's from i player which I can't get as I live in France, but the brief picture I saw of Monty Don holding a plant support looked exactly like the support I've been making for years at a fraction of the price you buy in the garden centres.

Buy a length of thin steel from a DIY place. Bend it round a tree. Put a plank across it on the ground where the round end joins the two long legs. Stand on the plank to hold it stable and pull the 2 long legs up. One plant support!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 10:44

Hello everyone. Thank you for your concern. Thigh now multi-coloured but heaps better. Neck still very stiff. It was Archie's fault, he shouldn't have bitten Hannah. He's an Anglo Arab and rather pushy, although he's 25 years old! My daughter's horse. This morning I went in with the lungeing whip and they all stood well back!

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