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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:26

Morning all.

We stayed in Aghios Nikolaos about 39 years ago! Must be that, because it was before I had children. I think my maths isn't good either, Clari, because I thought I was 27. We went to Spinalonga too, on a boat which I was nearly sick in because I ate something the hotel shouldn't have served the night before. It was October and was over 80°F and most of the beaches were deserted. When we got home we spent over 3 hours sitting on the platform at Gatwick station, about 45°F in our summer clothes in the night. First train was at 6am and everywhere was shut.

But we did have a lovely time in Crete. We hired a mini Fiat, like a bubble car, and the mountain roads were amazing, dirt tracks, wonderful scenery. The sea was clear and warm.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:05

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2 sons, DILs and adorable granddaughter and new baby came for lunch today, French Mothers Day. Lovely to see them all. Sons gave me a dipladenia.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:03

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Glad you had a good birthday Punkdoc. I looked up the Black Swan in Helmsley, looks yummy, lovely food photos. I know Helmsley, have an old school friend and an uncle in N. Yorks. We are going there in July. Love the Helmsley walled garden too.

 

Chelsea photos

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:36

obelixx, I think I must have similar taste to you then.

So sorry about the hailstorm. Heartbreaking, it's happened here before. We had a huge storm on Wednesday too, but not hail, just rain to batter the roses, but someone in a local village died when the roof of her barn caved in and several thousand homes were without electricity in Dordogne.

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:31

Use the open flowers, not the buds, but before the flowers lose their fragrance and start releasing pollen. If you shake the flower and it stays firm and no powder or bits fly off then it's OK.

Chelsea photos

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:03

Wow!! Obelixx, great photos. I feel I've seen more of the gardens than I did on TV when there was an awful lot of people talking to each other, instead of showing the plants and gardens. Thank you, you're a star

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:57

That is elderflower and we have just made 2 bottles of yummy cordial using that BBC recipe.

please identify

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:51

Do you have to cut it back before it's flowered? It won't harm it to cut it, but it's usually better after flowering. I think it's a spirea.

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:48

It is something problematic! Mine hides under the wall and I still have it after over 20 years. I find it very tricky and time consuming to treat as it is in herbaceous borders full of plants. Get rid of it while you have the chance! As Dove says.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 23:19

I get email notifications (when they work!) which takes me straight to the last post I looked at. I always wonder how it knows which was the last post I read.

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