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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:54

Typing troubles on the forum, then site gets stuck.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:52

Beaus Mum, we will be sorry to see you go. What upsets? I know there was one recently but thought things were OK now. Saw Hazel was leaving too. I don't have time to look at all the threads here. Mostly it's a very friendly forum. 

Only trou

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:09

Morning all.

MU, daughter's roses are a mixture of sorts and all over the place. They bought their first house about 12 years ago, it was a farm cottage attached to a barn, 1 room + shower room, unconverted loft. When they finished it last year they sold it, had a big kitchen diner and beamy sitting room and 4 upstairs bedrooms, 1 ensuite and upstairs bathroom. When they bought it SIL said he wanted a book on house renovation for his birthday. He did nearly all of it himself, including plumbing in the bathrooms, he was amazing as he also works (for the state, in the re-homing of badly treated and unwanted children). The new house is 3 farm cottages with a barn opposite. The previous people had removed most of the inside walls downstairs and upstairs hadn't many walls, was a loft, previous owners had made 2 huge bedrooms and a bathroom, no doors. SIL has been putting up stud walls and doors, now has 4 bedrooms, but not finished and not decorated.

Sun is shining, my garden calls.

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 23:31

Back from daughter's earlier this evening, had a lovely Mother's Day weekend with her and her family. They bought a house last year, been empty for a bit and in a state. SIL has done a lot inside and daughter has been making a garden, starting with sowing the lawns. Now she has about 100 roses. It was her birthday on Tuesday so we went to a nursery to spend her birthday money on plants and shrubs. Great little nursery, good selection and not expensive. We had such fun!

Have read Hazel's post, sad she's going. But the night before she said "Now I know where Runny and Tetters have gone". I wonder if that has anything to do with it. She said it was rather sad. I would like to know where Runny has gone, she made me laugh, miss her.

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 22:43

Home again. My daughter is seriously into gardening too. They bought their house last year and she's done masses, lawns re-sown, flower beds dug, wooden fence up, getting on for 100 roses planted, climbers up the house and fence and shrubs in beds. I left her planting 60 perennials that we bought in the nursery, really good value, 1.60€ each. She's a teacher and mother of 3 sons.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 10:50

Morning all.

I'm helping daughter make a new rose bed. Yesterday we went to a nursery and daughter spent her birthday money on shrubs and perennials, she was like a child in a sweet shop, it was great fun. Good little nursery, good variety of plants, properly labeled and very reasonably priced. Wish there was one like that near me. My local garden centre, Jardiland, is expensive and the staff don't know much about plants, which aren't properly named with the variety.

Daughter thinks she will have around 100 roses when the latest offer arrives. Lots of David Austin ones.

Looked at that site about Loch Etive, heartbreaking.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:38

Morning all.

Have been digging up snowdrops for daughter, forgot yesterday. Off in a minute.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 21:13

 I first saw roscoea in Bressingham Gardens in 2015, never heard of them before. They were lovely, but I've never seen them here.

I hope you have a good walk in Glen Etive. We had a happy family holiday in Taynuilt by Loch Etive when I was 16. Weather was lovely.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 18:49

Finished cutting out dead wood from Felicité et Perpetué, 2 barrows full, hadn't done it for 3 years. Have a red scratch on my nose. Raining now.

Have just made large chicken and leek pie for tonight, enough for OH tomorrow if he wants it when I'm with daughter. But friend in the village has just rung to ask him he he wants to eat with them tomorrow and she's making leek and potato pie!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:10

Morning all.

Frost -1° Must do some more pruning.

Going to daughter No 1 tomorrow morning until Sunday evening, she lives south of Poitiers. Her Internet is not good.

Have fun on Saturday, Chicky, sounds great.

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