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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:35

Morning all. That's lovely Lily, wish they would pop up in my garden, cowslip country here, not primroses.

Been some serious talk on here. I'm reading the Call the Midwife books and some of the conditions for the poor in the past were appalling. They worried about enough food of any kind, whether they were warm at night (often weren't), whether they had shoes or a warm coat. Imagine just cold water and a loo in the yard for several families with newspaper for you know what and doing the washing, especially nappies, without a machine.

Why people don't eat their 5 a day nowadays is often just that they don't like veg and would prefer doughnuts and cake and chips. I have often seen children in cafés being given a plate of chips and a hamburger, no veg at all unless you count ketchup. Those children will grow up not knowing about a healthy diet. Education is important.

I'm very lucky having enough room to grow most of my own veg.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:15

Have a lovely day, look forward to hearing about it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:14

This is what the RHS says -

Brugmansia were once known as Datura, but that name is now used only for certain annual or short-lived plants with similar but less pendulous flowers.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:05

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Mine are well away now. Here's today's bunch.

 

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:02

Hello Sue. So sorry about your files and photos. I suppose you didn't have a back up. Best to put them on a disc, I think, my OH deals with it.

I hope you enjoy Cornwall, there are some lovely gardens there. Thank you for keeping in touch.

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:06

There is a little nursery near Eastbourne that has several varieties, but that's no good for Verdun! Harlow Carr garden in Yorkshire had them too, even further for Verdun!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:03

WW, or do you prefer Woody, when I water pots I don't use the sprinkly thing either, doesn't give a good enough soak, but I find just the end of the hose is too forceful as my hoses have Gardena joining things on them, so I put the end of the hosepipe into a watering can without a rose and water from the can pulling the hose pipe with me.

The house sitter didn't water the roses in pots enough and they have suffered a bit.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 16:56

We wanted to see a garden near Worcester last week, but it had closed to the public 5 years ago although it was still on Google. So we thought we'd go to Spetchley Park, but it was Monday and the garden was closed.  Went and wandered round Tewkesbury instead.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:23

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We went to a garden called Hergest Croft which had some interesting and rare trees. The rhodies and azaleas were over. There was a big kitchen garden, but it was a bit strange as, instead of putting the herbaceous borders and rose garden near the house they were some way away in the kitchen garden.

 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:15

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 When we were in Shrewsbury we saw the garden that Percy Thrower created in the public park.

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