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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 22:07

I wonder if they will have watered the garden of our cottage.

Hot and muggy today. Was going to be sunny 25° for my Open Garden, perfect, now the forecast is thunderstorms and rain.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 18:48

There was a sports shop here too called Athletes Foot, think it closed down.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 08:57

Your sail looks good, strong, solid supports.

Do you still want my friend's Paragon cups? Don't forget my email about fetching them from my other friend as we'll be away.

Hope to come to tea next week, once the stress of my Open Garden on Sunday is over. What are your opening hours?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 08:47

Morning all.

punkdoc, my Mum said the same thing about her home when she was in her 80s! She also said a lot of them were gaga.

Haven't finished reading back yet. Not sure if I came on here yesterday. I'm not getting any email notifications and we were out most of the day anyway. We went out to lunch with a friend and other friends were there too. She gave us a lovely lunch, cold salmon and Coronation Chicken with a selection of salads, sitting on her shady terrace. Beautiful view from her house. It was 32° yesterday afternoon.

Must weed the last bit before my open day. This afternoon I'm going to see a friend in the convalescent home, had a hip replacement.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 21:41

My friend died from cancer on 24th June, I mentioned it here, her funeral will be Thursday next week. Seems ages to me. We will be having a service here at the same time as the English one. In France the norm is within 3 days of death. I had to get special permission for my 1st OH's funeral for 5 days to allow family to come from England.

Will think of you, Joyce, on Thursday.xx

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 13:20

Are your new clients not turning out as well as you'd hoped, Hosta?

I've had Border Collies most of my life, usually 2 at a time. Some are easy to train, like my lovely Tigger who died last year. Some less easy. But I had one, years ago, who seemed untrainable and he killed chickens and small animals. The dead creatures would be left under the oak tree, one time it was a dozen of a neighbours chickens. We had 3 acres and it was really hard to keep him in, some of the boundary was hedging and he always managed to wriggle through. He also had a tummy problem, constant diarrhoea. I took him to the vet who said he was inbred and not normal. He said I should have him put down, so I did. Still cried though.

Been gardening, bottom trellis bed, not quite finished, but it's too hot.

OH is back from Norfolk this afternoon.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 08:39

Thank you. By August many of the blues and pinks will have faded away. Heleniums, coreopsis, rudbeckias and heliopsis are starting to come out. And dahlias, of course, they are late this year as they got frosted in the spring.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 08:24

Morning all.

I'm sorry to hear of your OH's passing, Joyce, but glad that it was peaceful. I hope you have family around to support you. Thank you for including us and I'm sure there are many among us who would like to give you a hug and hold your hand in this distressing time.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 22:45

It's open next Sunday, Fairygirl.

Sleep well everyone. I hope Joyce and her OH are OK.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:24

The GC was disappointing, I bought a couple of delphiniums and a pair of gardening gloves. At least the loo, for once, wasn't out of order. I'd wanted a nice indoor plant for the friend we are going to lunch with on Wednesday but I didn't like anything in my budget. Ended up getting one in the SM which had a much better choice.

Spent over 5 hours gardening this afternoon. Think I'm winning with the bindweed!

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