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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 18:34

We went to the birthday lunch, outside, lovely views. Most of the guests were French but the birthday girl (27, again) is English. Lots of food.


Tigger had a shower, hosepipe from kitchen with a spray head on it. He hates being carried and I'm no longer strong enough. Nice lather of doggie shampoo and he was amazingly good in a resigned sort of way, but I know he wasn't really enjoying it. He liked the towelling bit and bore patiently the brushing. Doesn't like being brushed.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 18:15

Thank you obelixx, I'll have a look at them too.


What a lovely colourful front garden you have, Victoria Sponge.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 09:17

Thank you Chicky, that's great. I've copied and pasted the link onto an email to myself so I can order them when we are in Norfolk the end of this month. I will need more plants flowering in July and August for my Open Garden next year. Must plant more Dahlias too.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 09:02

I rarely use the quote facility. Easier to copy and paste and put in italics.


obelixx said "Some good ideas and nice to see "designers" using metal builders' mesh as trellis too.   I've been doing it for years."  I had never thought of that, such a good idea and easier than wood trellis for clematis leaves to wind around.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:54

Morning all.


There were fireworks in the village last night so old Tigger was terrified as usual and decided he'd sleep in his old bedroom, the entrance hall. Recently, since the weather warmed up he has preferred to sleep in the stable, as his back legs have got very wobbly and he doesn't like the tiled floor. The stable has non slip rubber mats. So I put a bed in the stable. Another reason is he likes to go to the loo in the night now he's old. He's a Border Collie.


Anyway, I heard him yelp early this morning and came down to find the most frightful mess. He'd been incontinent and slipped on the tiles (I've put bits of carpet down to help him) and got stuck in the passageway on his tummy with his legs out sideways. It took nearly an hour to get him outside (put a towel under his tummy to pull him up) and clean up the mess. He's still fast asleep but I need to give him a bath. Then I'll need a bath.


We are going to a friend's birthday lunch party, hope we aren't late.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:33

Thank you Joyce.
And thank you, Chicky. Everytime I have been in England I've searched for the seeds. Found 1 packet, Isotoma, sowed them, 8 came up but then they turned into deep blue Lobelia! Strange because they weren't the same as the other Lobelia that I sowed! I had a plant a couple of years ago that I bought in a pot when we went by car instead of plane and it did brilliantly, so I've wanted them ever since.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:02

Muddle-up, your painted cupboard looks great.


I don't think I dare take a photo of my utility room.


Going to a birthday party lunch tomorrow.

My flowers ..

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:49

Hello and welcome BloodRose. I would count that as a garden. The rose bud looks lovely with water on it. I wish it would rain here.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:46


I wish they sold Laurentias, or even the seeds, in France.

My flowers ..

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:40

That's a lovely jumble Tetley.


Now I'm off to Garden Pictures to post garden photos.

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