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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 08:28

Morning all.

Pea soup here too. Hope it clears for my BBQ or no one will want to eat on the terrace. Must get on, busy day.

How many holes?

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:29

Could be useful if one hole gets blocked up.

Rudbeckia imposter

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:27

It looks like the annual Rudbeckia Denver Daisy that I grew last year.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 20:09

My order of violas and bellis daisies are coming the week of the 25th September, MrsFoxglove.

We rarely have steak but we had it tonight, Irish from the delivery man yesterday. Really good. Then raspberries from the garden with Jersey cream, also from the delivery man. Can't get Jersey cream here. I now have meat pies from Yorkshire and Irish pork sausages and Irish minced lamb in the freezer. Lamb here is very expensive and I've never seen it minced. I love it in spicy burgers with mint in them.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 16:49

Sounds wonderful, Dove. Hope you find somewhere good.

Just took the tablecloths, they were dry, off the line before the rain started.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:38

Didn't they even stay for lunch? Hope they have a good holiday.

Grey and cool here too, I'm also wearing jeans. I don't want rain until the 3 tablecloths that I'd forgotten to wash are dry, and I don't want rain tomorrow either. Have dealt with the marinating of the meat, same as the Gardener's Club, chicken Tandoori, Lemon and Thyme Chicken and honey and mustard pork. There are also burgers and herb sausages. Now I only have one BBQ, once I had 3, I'll cook the chicken and sausages in the kitchen. Next to do is start preparing salads.

Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:30

Prefer the flavour of the runners. You, in Devon, don't get the drought and heat that we get, Lyn. I remember being jealous one year when you said you'd only watered your pots twice an I'd been watering mine every other day! Some of my Firestorm dried up in July because the housesitter forgot to water them the first week we were away.

Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:48

If Lamplighter is still around I can tell him/her that my runner beans drop their flowers and baby beans when the weather is very hot, regardless of how much water I give them. I live in SW France, when the temperature is over 30° everything drops off the runner beans (well, not the leaves!). When it's cool and damp the beans grow. With Scarlet Emperor I often lose most of the summer crop but when the cooler whether comes in autumn I get an Autumn crop instead. That doesn't happen with Firestorm though.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:28

Morning all.
PP, you aren't the only one. I knew Chicky was doing a walk, but I didn't know it was sponsored, I've looked through her posts and no mention of sponsoring

I wouldn't fancy that bridge at night, Pat.

So Dove doesn't get up as early as I thought! She wakes up early then spends ages having coffee in bed - like me

Charity BBQ tomorrow for "All as One" https://allasone.org/  But not as many coming as usual, about 26. Some years I've had twice that. Anyway, I must marinate the meat and start preparing the salads. OH will sweep the kitchen terrace.  The lime tree is shedding brown leaves although it still looks green.


Posted: 31/08/2017 at 22:16

I would wait until they have finished flowering. Don't forget to water them in well!

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