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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:00

Hello Blackest, we were wondering where you'd gone.

Done too much gardening, the weeds grew a lot while we were away, and cutting down and tying up and digging out (last year's perpetual spinach). Now I've done my back in. It'll have a rest tomorrow, rain, and I'm going to a meeting in Bergerac.

Sorry to hear about your shunt FB. Hope it all gets sorted out and neck is OK.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 18:04

I remember the chest pains and the building. I thought it was rather worrying.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:53

It's the histamine in your body that rushes to the defense but it makes it red and painful so you need to apply the antihistamine as soon as you are stung for best results. Hydrocortisone reduces inflammation, but some chemists won't give it without a prescription, it works when you've left it a bit late and the antihistamine doesn't do the trick - which it may do all the same.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:26

Does anyone know what happened to Blackest? Or have I not seen a post he's sent?


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:24

About the sting Tina (hope it's feeling better now). Always keep some antihistamine so that you can put it on immediately if you're stung. That should make a big difference, but if it's still sore the next day rub on some hydrocortisone cream. Ask the chemist.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:18

Morning all.

Sorry about your fish Tina.

Was fed up yesterday as a deer had come right onto the terrace by the kitchen and eaten the leaves of the 8 roses I'd dug up and planted in pots 2 or 3 years ago. They had been badly eaten by deer in the garden and I thought I'd rescued them. Have been here 23 years and have only had this problem the last 5 - 6 years. Main garden & veggie garden are now fenced.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 18:11

KEF your photos do enlarge. I like the way you have the veg growing in with the flowers, cottage gardeny but with a nice lawn.


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:37

Morning all.

Fairygirl, you are a spring chicken, my daughter is 37! Seems funny that I'm 10 years younger!

Lovely day today. Have to sort out the jungly veg. garden after being away 2 weeks. Amazing how big the weeds are and I must dig up last year's perpetual spinach which has gone to seed to make a temporary parking space for the plants I bought in England as I'd planted annuals where they are going and I have to move 3 roses in the winter as the deer keep eating them. Some new plants will be to replace the roses.

GG when I was in England most of the roses weren't out yet so there must be some left for you to see. Hever Castle were having a rose week but it was a non-starter, all in tight bud.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:28

Why do some photos enlarge when you click on them and some don't? Does it make a difference if you use a phone i pod or camera or is it the machine you sent them by, laptop, mac or i pod etc? I use a camera and a laptop and mine enlarge when I click on them, but do they enlage for anyone else clicking on them?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:22

I've had my lysimachia Firecracker for 4 years and I wish it was a bit more rampant. The ordinary yellow one is quite rampant but easy to pull up, but Firecracker has hardly moved. So perhaps it depends on soil and climate.

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