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Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 08:53

Clare Austin, I've heard (haven't got it) can have heavy flowers that hang their heads. There is a lovely little white rambler called Snow Goose, repeat flowering, from David Austin. A friend has it on an arch, gorgeous.

I have A Shropshire Lad, beautiful shaped flowers and almost thornless, but it doesn't have a lot of flowers at a time. Does yours, Chicky? Mine is in a large pot though, up a pillar.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:28

Morning all.

Just put the 5hr lamb in the oven, will have to take it out later to make room for the roast potatoes which will be at a higher temperature. 2 couples of new friends coming to lunch.

Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 22:25

Peter Beales is near me too, when I'm not in France.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 21:23

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 21:22

We've just been to a bonfire and fireworks in a local village. Fireworks were magnificent. They were selling drinks and hog roast sandwiches in the village hall next to the field, but we were to full of roast pheasant and raspberries from the farm shop Dove told us about

Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 21:19

I have Crown Princess Margareta, but she's still a baby and getting off to a slow start. I've seen her in other gardens, lovely.

I also have Mme Alfred C and I think, if she grows like mine, that she would be too big for your arch.

Have you tried "Classic Roses", a rose nursery started by Peter Beales? I've sorted some here.


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:42

Have I missed something? Where's Dove going?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:40

Morning all. Woke up earlyish but got up late as read book and had coffee in bed.

Just been to the butcher for lamb, having 5hr lamb for tomorrow's Sunday lunch. Our new friends (x 4) in the village are coming. Must tidy up.

Meetings in France always seem to go on for ages (see DD's post), there never seems to be an efficient chairperson and they don't keep to the point. It's a bit like going to local concert in France, at least 3 people have to give a speech first, about the musicians, about the charity it's for and about how brilliant they all are. Oh dear, that sounds a bit rude and patronising.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 19:05

Back from the North Norfolk coast. We went to see my mother's youngest first cousin, who I like.

On the way we stopped off at a CG, bought some small perfumed daffodils I'd never heard of. Also went to the farm shop that Dove has mentioned and met her lovely hub there. Bought a pheasant, haven't had one for ages, also a lovely fillet of Sea Bass, much cheaper than in France, and lots of veg. Pheasant for tomorrow, fish tonight and veg for Sunday lunch when friends are coming. There wasn't enough lamb so I'll go to the village butcher tomorrow.

Glad you had a good day with son, Dove.

Have to admit I sometimes read the Daily Mail and agree with Verdun about it's being better than the Daily Mirror. But read the Telegraph more often.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 07:28

Morning all.

Good heavens DD! With you around the French must be wondering what's hit them! When we came to France they didn't seem even to have children's birthday parties, let alone Halloween. They are always late anyway. When we go to OH's choir concerts the English are always sitting quietly in plenty of time and the French start rushing in 15 mins after the Concert is supposed to start.

I think we are going to the North Norfolk coast today for an explore. We are passing by a GC and the farm shop that Dove has talked about. Hopefully pheasant for lunch tomorrow. Local friends are coming for lunch on Sunday. Wonder if the farm shop has lamb? I'll bring the cool bag.

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