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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 17:38

Punkdoc, I think that's a good decision and Mrs Pd must be relieved.

NB, I do hoovering with a Hoover, have done it for over 40 years. Have 2 Hoovers at the moment, a big upright for Dordogne house and a little battery one for the Norfolk cottage. First Hoover was a wedding present from MIL. Tried a Dyson once, didn't like it then it broke down, no repair man in Dordogne.

Went to Sainsbugs this morning for some groceries to take back to France and some bread and loo rolls, also to ironmongers for a new showerhead - now that the curtain is up.

This afternoon we visited 4 local gardens open in aid of the church. One was small and full of annuals, not a weed in site, owned by an elderly gentleman. Another was huge and rambly, mostly lawns, trees, shrubs and river frontage. Had a big, strong Pimms there. Had tea at a lovely old farmhouse with island beds of shrubs and perennials. Turned out it was the family who own our favourite local pub as well as the farm.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 10:17

Morning all.

Wind and rain in the night but woke up to sunshine. Hope it stays sunny, washing to hang out and local gardens are having an Open Day.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 22:31

Hello Wonky. Sorry you're a bit down Yvie.

We had a quieter day yesterday after the Sandringham flower show, but we did go out for an explore of some local villages, found a new pub. Had dinner there this evening. OH put up a rail for a shower curtain and I hemmed the curtain on a side and a bottom as it was too big. Did a bit of weeding and planted a Nepeta I'd bought at the flower show.

Today we went to Mundesley on the coast and walked on the beach, sun was out, quite warm. Then we went to The Old Vicarage garden at East Ruston. Gorgeous, we'd been last year in June but the flowers have changed. Had tea in the tea room then it started to drizzle.

Tomorrow there are some gardens open in the village in aid of the church, may go for a look.

I agree about Punkdoc. I'm wondering if the time has come to stay at home and look after OH. Must not feel guilty, already done far more to help than most people could or would.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 10:56

We went to Felbrigg last September, one of the best walled gardens. Houghton Hall is another huge and lovely one. I posted photos on GW then.

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 10:49

I'd rather be in a lovely home too when I get to that stage. My Mum was and she chose to go to it so we were lucky, not having to make a difficult decision or feel guilty. My problem is that I don't want to go into a French home, good though they are, and cheaper than in England. It's the language, when I'm old and muddled I want to speak English.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 08:33

Morning all.
Have put photos of my visit to Sandringham Flower Show on this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/garden-visits-2017/996776-5.html#latest 

There are some lovely photos of gardens on that thread.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 22:49

More Sandringham, shows Nick Hamilton talking about cottage gardens and Chris Beardshaw who was a judge.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 22:43

This isn't a garden visit, it's a flower show. We went to the Sandringham Flower Show today. Prince Charles and Camilla visited too. There ware such crowds around them that it left the show gardens freer for us to look at!

Country cottage garden

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 21:48

It is looking gorgeous, Slum. Where did you go in Norfolk? That's where I am at the moment. We've just been to the Sandringham Flower Show, really enjoyed it.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 21:44

Now I have read back, what with everyone's problems my post looks totally out of context!

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