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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:19

Morning all. Congratulations to Dove's parents and happy birthday to your dad tomorrow.

Tracy, my OH was 72 last week and he started teaching himself the piano about 3 years ago because he had joined a choir and wanted to learn the music and he started piano lessons last year. He's getting on really well and enjoys it. But in our house it's me who sows seeds and looks after the garden, except for the mowing.

Grass needs mowing badly, but ground is like a wet sponge.

I will be staying with my daughter for two days (near Poitiers) so I won't be posting from tomorrow. She has 3 small sons. (Granny visit)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:30

I think there's enough for a shower.

I've had 23 years to turn it into a garden! Goodnight.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:07

Thanks Tracey. Your place looks nice too, fields at the end of the garden. I could hardly see my garden today! It wasn't always beautiful, it was an old farmyard full of brambles and stinging nettles and the rest was rough grass.

Plants for new border

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:00

That is a super hellebore with masses of pink flowers.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:56

I was going to have a bath but found water heater had turned itself off because we had a power cut this afternoon in the thunderstorm. OH had a bath just before it went off. Waiting for it to warm up.

It has poured today.

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:50

Cat went nuts when I put a collar on her. Ran round in circles and tried to hang herself in the lilac bush! Left the collar hanging on a branch. Couldn't find a collar here in France with a safety clip. Most of the time she's too fell fed and lazy to go after birds.

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:46

Oh, another bizzie lizzie! I hope it won't get confusing. I have a cat and I feed the birds high up. Occasionally she catches a bird but I'm sure more would die in winter if I didn't feed them.

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:43

Thank you hollie hock. Usually I buy a lot of plug plants, but this year I thought I'd sow more myself, it's just where do you put them? Most will be sown in the GH later this month, but I don't want to spend money on electricity too soon in the GH.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:18

No gardening today, absolutely tipping down and a thunderstorm this afternoon, 4°. Short powercut.

Cleaned bedroom and changed sheets this morning. Did ironing this afternoon, BUT while watching the lovely Geoff Hamilton in his ornamental kitchen garden! Lovely OH had bought the 3 DVD set from Amazon for me.

Puncdoc take a drink up to the bathroom to sip while in the bath, then slip into something comfy and cook tea.

Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:16

I put new in on top too, but not as much as half the compost from my big pots, which have earth mixed in with the compost in the bottom half. I remove top 6 inches of compost and replace with new. When I plant out my bedding plants I add slow release fertiliser granules.

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