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Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:06

Lovely photos, Obelixx.

I found the forging of antique shears interesting and the using of them afterwards. But topiary isn't really my thing, too formal and so much extra work!

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:39

I have lots of deep and profound thoughts while gardening, but I have a memory like a sieve

Surgeons only wear the minimum under their gowns when it's hot, at least they did in the 70s when I was nursing in an operating theatre!

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:33

It was a lovely programme, the bits I saw. I'm afraid Monty's voice always sends me to sleep!

Frank! Yuk!

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:31

How do you mean - not having an autumn? I was in Norfolk and Eastbourne in the last 2 weeks. There was lots of autumn colour and lots of rain.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 10:17

Morning all.

Oooh Dove, your lobster meal sounds scrummy!

Lyn, when I did a Cordon Bleu cookery course years ago I was taught to kill a lobster first before putting it in the boiling water. There is a little cross on the back of the head which you pierce very quickly using a sharp knife and a hammer. The lobster is killed instantly as that's where it's brain is.

Had a busy day yesterday so haven't been back since the morning. Saw Son No. 2 and 2 baby grandsons, then visited a friend who had been in hospital. Strictly results in the evening followed by Monty's Secret English gardens.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 08:13

Morning all. I hope the storm doesn't cause too much damage. Hate to tell you, it's sunny here, but was only 0°.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 21:38

Well said Topbird.

That's a yummy looking cake, but now it's too near bedtime.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:39

I'm fine with temperatures up to 28° too, Hosta. I just don't like it up to 35° with hot nights too when not away on holiday and the garden suffers too.

I speak fluent French and join in with village events, but, lovely though France is, I would have preferred to live in England. But I'm so lucky to live in Europe when you hear what happens in other parts of the world.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:35

Have cleared the summer bedding and half the old compost from 6 troughs and 5 big pots on the sitting room terrace and refilled with fresh compost to receive winter and spring flowers. Getting cold and gloomy outside so will do it tomorrow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:40

Verdun said "PEOPLE WILL NEVER INTEGRATE. When will we ever understand that?  Why should they?"

I'm afraid I found that rather shocking. People do integrate. The English are a complete hotch potch of mixed races and from centuries ago. There are loads of lovely people who came to live in England who are completed integrated, of colour or not. I know some lovely Indians, educated, well mannered who now are really English. I think my children and especially my grandchildren are completely French, but my children are English too.

The vast majority of migrants and refugees are normal people who have lost everything thanks to fanatics. Unfortunately, the fanatics have managed to smuggle themselves in with them. Imagine someone coming to your front door with guns and knives telling you to get out, join the fanatics or be killed.

Sorry, this probably isn't the place for all that. Dove is being sensible and bringing in a lighter note.

Wonky, your mother in law sounds like me! No Marks and Sparks here either and it gets too hot in summer!

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