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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 08:15

I keep getting security alerts for this site and then it won't work.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 08:10

Morning all.

Been very busy in the garden and went to a meeting in Bergerac yesterday, haven't had time to post. My annual charity Strawberry Tea is on Saturday. SM for supplies this morning, gardening this afternoon, cake making for the Tea tomorrow and tidying house and gardening. Shopping for the S. Tea on Friday. Around 50 will be coming and friends will come and help.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 21:23

Back home in Dordogne. Have had rain and I was glad of it. So were my flowers. But yesterday was dry and not too hot so gardened all day then more rain last night. Windy today and cool.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 21:25

I don't like grasses in my flower beds either, look like weeds. I do have a Pampas grass though, by the veg garden, planted by my late OH in 1991.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 21:19

I don't like grasses in my flower beds either, debs. Look like weeds to me.

Have spent most of the day on my knees weeding and planting. Feeling very stiff, off to take a shower.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 20:45

Finished weeding the end bed and have weeded half the upper middle bed. Planted dahlias, rudbeckias, salvia Farinacea, salvia Wendy's Wish and Gaillardias.

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 16:57

The only good thing about gin is the bitter lemon. Tonic - YUK! A half of real ale when in an English pub or a glass or 3 of cold white wine - that's the stuff!

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:55

You walk in long grass, tick drops off onto your lower leg and climbs up

I used drops called Avantix to prevent them settling on my dog. Frontline before that but it's lost some of it's effectiveness.

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:53

Lots of ticks here. I've had several on me. Soak a piece of cotton wool in surgical spirit (but ether is best if you can get it), hold it against the tick for a couple of minutes then tweak off tick with a twisting movement. Works every time, never needed antibiotics. Used to remove them from my old dogs too. My cat is harder as she's a wriggler. Have to make sure jaws are out. Ticks have to be removed as soon as possible, they need about 2 days to transmit the diseases. I never saw any when I lived in England but they are an unpleasant fact of life here.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:46

Morning all. Couldn't get on here yesterday, Internet misbehaving.

Vet told me that cats rarely get tick transmitted diseases as they are resistant, unlike dogs. So a tick isn't so serious for them.

Yesterday we visited 2 friends gardens that were open in the Open Gardens scheme https://www.opengardens.eu/  Mine will be open on 9th July.

It will be a gardening day today.

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Problems using the website

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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