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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 08:49

Glad you are having a wonderful time, Chicky. I hope breakfast was yummy.

Morning all.

An old forker friend is coming to stay today.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 22:41

Hot and sunny today in SW France.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:38

Hello all. Back from Bordeaux. English Bring and Share lunches are always so good.

That must be a good sign Lantana, they don't expect it to hurt.

Steve, my preserving pan is aluminium, used it since I was in my twenties, don't think I've got dementia, but my friends may say otherwise!

We aren't married either, both widowed, but French paperwork, inheritance laws etc. are so complicated. But we did have a celebration in the garden with our close friends, families and a vicar friend and we made promises to each other.

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 21:55

Phormiums don't survive the winter in my part of Dordogne. Tried three so far, all dead. Amazing to think of them surviving in Scotland! But it can be bitterly cold here and horribly wet in winter.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 20:27

Just watched the programme http://www.kieronwilliamson.com/  We went to the gallery exhibiting his work in Holt, brilliant, bought 2 prints, all we could afford. His paintings are now selling for thousands.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:06

Dove, there is a programme tonight, 7.30, about a Norfolk boy who is a brilliant artist of Norfolk scenes, 14 yrs, Kieran Williamson. BBC East. We saw some of his paintings in a gallery in Holt.

Planting beds in a greenhouse

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:39

I have shelves and a potting bench on one side of my GH and I have a bed on the other. In the spring when I have a lot of seedlings I put up trestles with wooden planks to make more room for seedlings. Then when the young plants go outside I take down the trestles and plant tomatoes. Every year I add manure or more compost. I haven't had disease yet and it's worked very well for around 10 years. The tomates do much better than the ones I grew in pots.

Last edited: 09 September 2016 17:40:37

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:33

Our Council Tax too, Wymondham (pronounced Windam), isn't far from our cottage. Cats, too, aren't as bad at getting down from trees as people think they are. They probably wish all the spectators would go away first.

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:26

Though they look good in your garden, Verdun. I think Fairygirl it probably correct about the right conditions. It's too hot and dry here. I don't even have a lawn anymore, it's brown, hasn't needed cutting for weeks. Can't waste water on it, need it for the flowers and veg.

Identity help needed please!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:19

Looks like a bay tree to me, def not loquat. Do the leaves smell when you crush them? If it is a bay tree it will probably grow back. My daughter's bay tree doesn't have thin leaves.

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