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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:11

Too cold and wet for gardening today. 13° in May in SW France, not normal. I would garden if it weren't raining though.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 17:52

Been a wet cold day today, 13°.

Went to the meeting, looked at laptop, rang a couple of friends, watched TV. No gardening.

There are other things to eat at Lake Garda apart from cake and Italian ice cream is yum. I put on a couple of pounds when we were there. Every village around the lake has it's own character. We stayed in a villa, with friends, overlooking the lake in Garda itself. We took a bus to Verona, lots to look at. Had my car because we drove from France, over the Alps.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 08:57

Morning all.

Lake Garda is beautiful, Chicky, we went there in September 2014. I hope you have a lovely time.

Going to a Committee meeting. See you later.

Ponds with rock edging and pebbles

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:22

I thought the way you have built it is ideal to help creatures get out of the pond. It is what is always advised on gardening programmes and articles on ponds. The stones at the edge of the pool are cooler because of the water and the damp. A lot of cold blooded creatures, such as snakes and lizards love lying on rocks in the sun.

pet companions

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:16

I have a Border Collie, he is 13 now and has cancer and arthritis. Vet is amazed that he's still with us. There was a thread once about our dogs  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/dedicated-to-dogs/636576.html  Tigger is in there somewhere, with a lot of our dogs, in case you'd like a look.

I also have a female black and white cat and 3 horses. 2 are retired, one is 28.

Don't know what tree this is - please help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:02

I think lilac too, probably Paliban.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:53

Got through my Garden Talk and survived! Thank you for your good wishes. I was horrible to OH this morning, got myself into a state, now I know why actresses and singers are Divas. You get an adrenaline rush that swooshes you along so you lose your fear! It was called "Creating an English Garden in France" and there were lots of photos, not just my garden but Beth Chatto, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst etc. They gave me a book by Rosemary Verey and a free lunch with wine for me and OH. Then they asked me to judge their flower show in July! There were about 60 gardening club people.


Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

Happy birthday to Daniel's Mum from me too.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:13

My hardy annuals are coming up in my cutting bed and I have some half hardy ones hardening off which will join them. Sweet peas are starting to grow, planted against the trellis in the cutting bed.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 23:00

I'm giving a talk to a gardening club tomorrow morning, so earlier than usual start. Must go to bed. Nighties.

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