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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:38

They are gorgeous AuntyRach! George is a bit like my Alexa but he has more black.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:37

Morning all.

Glad Joyce popped in.

Last bit of weeding this morning then shopping this afternoon for drinks to serve. Have cakes in the freezer and will make an orange and courgette cake too. Hard to know what you need when you don't know how many will come, especially now storms are forecast. It will be very hot today, don't know whether the flower beds could do with some water or if it would be best to leave them. Open Gardens are stressful as well as hard work. I expect DD is feeling similar, but hers will be her livelihood.

Going to the Chinese for lunch before the SM.

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.

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