Busy-Lizzie


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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:12

I just posted on Morning Forkers as I had an email notification. As site has been playing up I didn't feel like searching for Evening Forkers. But site seemed to be working better. However when I came here I still had to refresh.

Bought lots of tulips in garden centre this morning, stacked logs this afternoon.

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:59

My Michaelmas daisies are out.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31714.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 One above is "Little Pink Beauty", but it isn't nearly as pink as the one I had years ago in England, although I bought it in England. I bought the next ones here in France.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31715.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31716.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:52

Hurray, site seems to be working! Thank you tech team and Daniel.

Went to garden centre this morning, bought lots of tulips, alliums and Dutch irises. Spent the afternoon transporting and stacking logs. Tiring.

Push pull hoe

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:49

This is a very common hoe used in France, that I've rarely seen in England. Could it be anything like this? http://www.jardindeco.com/Grattoir-Lame-De-14-Natur-elle-En-Acier-Et-Bois-146x14cm-F-130,3867  Some of them in garden centres or farm shops have another sort of hoe or rake on the back.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 09:24

Morning all. Site still not right. Nor was I yesterday, sore eyes, coughing, pharmacist said could be allergy - gave me cough medicine with antihistamine, made me sleepy.

Feel bit better now. Going to the GC for tulips

Sick roses

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 09:17

Hollyhocks get a disease called "Hollyhock rust". Here is what the RHS says about it http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=564

Roses and clematis both need a fair amount of food and water. Have you fed them? When well fed and watered they are less susceptable to disease. A lot of plants, such as Michaelmas daisies, Monarda and Phlox look mouldy when allowed to dry out. You think they are mouldy because of damp but it's the other way round. The summer has been dry this year.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 09:04

Jeannie, you wouldn't be jealous of my weather in winter, Dordogne is often colder and wetter than England. Better get off here, I read everyon's jokes but I'm no good at telling them, so I'll get my very light, thin, cotton jacket!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 18:47

Love the Cornwall sign, Sue.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 15:10

Is it cold enough for a coat in Cornwall, Verdun? It's 26° here, sunny.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 15:07

This is a bit late for a morning post, but couldn't do it this morning. Now Ctrl F5 has just worked, so although it started me off pages back I've arrived here now.

September is still summer here. Runner beans are cropping like mad at last.

One of the four horses decided to jump over the electric fence in the night as the grass in the paddock over the drive was greener (true!). My border collie woke me to tell me something was up. So between 2.30am and 3am I was out in nightie and slippers (very heavy dew) trying to get the other 3 into the new paddock as they were getting very anxious. My daughter's retired  25 year old, deaf as a post, Anglo Arab was b....y awkward! He wouldn't believe me when I showed him where the gate was, then he galloped on the front lawn. Now I'm tired

 

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