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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:45

As you are talking of Etoile Violette, a friend gave me a cutting of a clematis that she didn't know the name of. It's grown up now and I think it is Etoile Violette. What do you think?

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 The second pic is the one I meant to send. Not sure how to delete the first now.

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:39

My son was bitten on his heel years ago, 2 puncture marks about 5mm apart. It was a viper and he was very ill.

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:31

That makes me think "with a mattock in the library"!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:12

It's all looking good, John. Lovely new herb bed, think you showed it in it's early days.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:04

Evening all. Weeded in Veg garden today. OH has just gone to England until Tuesday. Just had a Snickers ice cream. But had home grown Gazpacho soup first for the healthy option.

problem-lawn

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 12:46

So long as it doesn't dry out when you are away. Look on the packets of seed in the Garden Centre for advice. I can't recommend as I live in France.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 10:16

And these are the stars in my garden at the moment, rudbeckias.

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 They are all a bit battered by last night's heavy rain and the weekend storms. We had some huge hail which have made holes in the tomatoes.

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 The one above is a big one, Goldquelle.

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 I like it against this dark dahlia.

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 10:08

On the page before the Bearded One mentioned African Blue Basil. Here is my African Basil that Lily Louise gave me when we visited her garden (NGS) when we were in England.

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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:16

Morning all. Much cooler today, may get some gardening done. OH is off to England today to see his family. I'm staying here with dog and horses.

GH tomatoes been cropping for about 4 weeks, but usually I start picking in June from a couple of early plants, not this year - too cold and wet. Outdoor ones only starting from the last week. Some got damaged in recent hailstorm.

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:11

I think the best garden tools are English and the best secateurs are Swiss.

The worst fork I ever bought was French, from my local GC. It had a horrid long wooden handle, just straight with no formed end and wide tines. It was heavy, clumsy, woouldn't enter the ground properly and the handle snapped after not very long. It was some years ago when you couldn't buy English style garden forks here.

I love my little stainless steel hand fork, but one tine is bent and now the GC here doesn't sell them any more, for a while they sold "made in England" ones. I'll have to get one in England in September.

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