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First Rose Garden

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 10:19

So he did, but my Lady Emma isn't quite so intense in colour as that. I don't think the colours in print or on the web are always very accurate.

Have you been to the DA gardens, Marlorena? We went 2 years ago in June, they were wonderful.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:13

What pretty beds, Alan.

I think that rose is Apricot Nectar but the name has appeared above Gertrude Jekyll. It looks similar to Lady Emma Hamilton which I have. I love Lady Emma, neat habit, red flushed leaves, gorgeous scent, flowers 3 or 4 times a year, never ill (so far).

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:50

Pink roses look lovely underplanted with blue, such as Geranium "Orion", Johnson's Blue for early flowering and Rozanne for later flowering. Also blue salvias, Nepeta, veronicas (not tall), compact perovskia.

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:15

Autumn colour is coming out here, despite the drought. I've just been to see an elderly lady friend in a home and the drive was cross country, starting to look lovely.

Pat, when there are co-incidences like that I sometimes wonder if they are looking down on us too!

What's happening at York Minster? We will be there is about 3 weeks. Shall ask Google.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:21

The house market is so different in the UK. Expenses here in France are more too, Agents, Notaires and taxes.

I love Marmite, have it most days on toast for brekkies. They now sell it in French supermarkets.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:48

Morning all. My fingers are crossed too, DD. If the septic tank isn't right it's the seller who has to pay. I presume the house is on mains drainage so I don't know who pays in that case.

Raining today and rained in the night, so welcome. I have a load of daffodils to plant in the hard dry ground.

In France for a house to be on the market for 3 years is quite normal. Took OH 6 years to sell his. He put it on the market when his wife died. If he had sold it in the first year or two I wouldn't have met him.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:39

Raining here too, and in the night, so welcome.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 22:11

We have changed to the spring/autumn duvet. The light summer one wasn't warm enough when it's been -2° and the heating is hardly on in the bedroom.

Just been watching a new drama "Missing", think I'm getting hooked.

planting a woodland area

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:58

That will look very pretty. Has anyone mentioned Epimediums?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:51

Glad you're back Lesley. I know you went South, but how far? I thought it was hols, but sounds more as though you've been caring for your Mum and Dad.

Pool filter man came. Will be another big bill as it needs replacing.

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