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gallery of shame

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 13:52

I may not be allowed here any more. OH has cleared up my lean to shed and I've been gardening like mad since it stopped raining. Veg garden needs work, but still not too bad. Shall I run away and hide? Do have an excuse though, it's my Charity Strawberry Tea on Saturday. Forecast is rain


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 09:03

Morning all, welcome back Pat.

Ouch Lily P, sounds painful, hope you are OK.

Should be 28° today. The forecast for the weekend has changed yet again. It's now rain on Saturday for my Strawberry Tea and sun and cloud, dry, on Sunday for DD's Open Garden. If it rains I will have to squeeze over 40 people indoors to eat sandwiches and cake, strawberries and cream.

This afternoon, when it should be too hot to garden, we are going to tea with a garden club member to look at her collection of old roses.


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 21:56

I wasn't here early enough! Snap RB! I have parsnips like yours in the end of my veggie garden. We didn't eat them all and I didn't get round to digging them up. Magnificent. Wonder if they'll seed themselves. My perpetual spinach seeded itself last year, it was all over the place.

Had a good lunch with my son and the grandson's, 2 and 1, were adorable.

Was 25° today, have been watering the pots, even though it rained yesterday for an hour or so.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 18:13

Started weeding and planting upper middle bed, then went to son for the rest of the day. Had a good lunch and the babies were sweet.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 18:09

What a lot of gorgeousness! Love that purple allium against the Philadelphus and the way the pale pink lilac shows up against the dark background. RB's rose is a beautiful shape.

I've only seen Amsonia once, at Waterperry Gardens. Been wanting to buy it ever since, but never seen it for sale.


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 09:12

They have currants, sultanas and raisons in different size packets and prices in Leclerc in Trélissac. I use that soft brown sugar called Vergoise, comes light brown and dark brown, has more flavour. I'm not keen on candied peel so I use a spoon of marmalade instead. Isn't there a large supermarket anywhere near you?


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 08:37

Morning all.

What can't you get for the fruit cake DD? I can get everything I need in Leclerc, but it's not your local.

Going to weed the top middle bed then going to lunch with son and 2 small grandsons.


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 22:54

Mr Muscle, I can never see anything on the page until I click on my avatar on the top right hand corner, then I get my profile so I can click on messages and they come up in the old forum format.


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:44

Gosh you go to bed early RB. Or have you just snuck off to watch TV? Glad your son's leg is getting better. It sounded horrific.

I've spent most of the day in the garden, except when there was a downpour.

Going to lunch with son and small GSs tomorrow. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:38

Hello annesweeney.

aym, yes that is a hydrangea, a climbing one, Petiolaris.

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