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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:11

Dacha, looks like a cabbage white butterfly. It's caterpillars will enjoy any brassicas in your garden!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:10

Liri  That one isn't even very pointy!

OH is back, been mowing the lawns. I've been deadheading and tying up plants.

Been trying to lose weight while OH was away. No potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or sauce. Not much wine. Main meal at mid day (OH likes it in the evening), just half a usual helping of meat and some veg from the garden and just a glass of gazpacho in the evening. No result at all

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:24

Sounds my sort of programme, thank you.
I wish they would do another series of that programme showing gardens being picked for the NGS.

TINY front garden area ideas...please

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:11

I was going to say the same as hogweed. Depends what you like the look of. You could have colourful annuals in summer and pansies or violas in winter. You would have to change the display each season. Or you could plant something more permanant like a camelia (which needs an acid compost) or something contemporary like grasses. There are many books and garden magazines with ideas for pots. Or go to your garden centre and see what you like.

Help and recommendations choosing a plant...

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:04

It will need watering as the leaves keep the rain off, especially as it will live in a pot. And a feed in the spring.

Finding Felco

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:02

I have size 2, best secateurs I've ever had, so I bought 2 more, one for the greenhouse and veg garden, one for front and one for back. I have a big garden and a lot of roses. I am a woman with largish hands.

Help and recommendations choosing a plant...

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 21:58

I have a Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum Jasminoides, in a very large pot with an obelisk in it for the Jasmine to twine around. It is evergreen and has highly scented white flowers. It's really a climber, but I cut bits off mine and it's made side shoots so is quite bushy. It's now taller than me. But it likes sun and a sheltered position. What is it like by your fence?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 17:44

I have a steam cleaner but it's not that easy to use and not really efficient. But I have a Bissell carpet shampooer and it's brilliant, bit heavy though. Bought it secondhand from a lady who was moving house. It squirts the shampoo into the carpet, brushes it and sucks up all the dirty liquid.

Just watched GW, I actually forgot it was on last night.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 15:00

Have got stuck into HW instead of gardening. Some bits are long overdue  I expect the spiders are cursing me, the ones that escaped that is! The new window washing thing is fine but it only does my bigger panes. There are a lot of small paned glass doors here. Dining room and kitchen floors washed.

Buying our cottage in Norfolk was a bit complicated. OH had to get his money from selling his French house back into England. Also buying my car, you can't just give a cheque anymore, or even use a debit card for that sort of thing. I had to send copies of my French identity card to the banks to get them to transfer the money to the garage.

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