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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:16

Cleaned and hoovered the cottage, made the beds for OH's family. Put up the children's bedroom curtains and curtains in front of the alcove in bedroom 2 to make a cupboard.

Just having coffee and a mini pork pie, can't get them in France, then will go out and do some planting.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 08:22

Morning all.

Gosh, Wonky, your post must be a record!

I hope it goes well for Yvie's secondborn and the house is liveable in. We did a huge amount of work on our first house but I wasn't pregnant yet. Did a lot on our French house but the four children were already born. The French one was a real mess, not lived in for 6 years and had been broken into, doors and loos stolen. No garden but lots of land. This cottage in Norfolk was renovated to our taste by the nice young builder who bought it before us.

The garden table and chairs are coming this morning, I better go and get dressed.

I hope your day is OK, Dove, and Ma is peaceful.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:20

Morning all. We are going to Norwich today. We were going on Monday, but are expecting deliveries, which we now know aren't coming today. Something that is coming is a garden table and chair set from B & Q, which I am looking forward to, but we have to wait until they contact us the day before. Ikea was much more efficient, they tell you the delivery day when you order and then contact you to tell you what time, same with M & S. Fire extinguisher people have now said tomorrow.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:48

I don't know that the EU has much to do with it RB. French care is pretty good. The French pay more for health and social security than the English do so they get a good service. The poor get it free and the better off pay more. Why can't the British better off pay more?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:32

We've been busy trying to get the 2 spare rooms ready for OH's daughter and family. OH has been putting up curtain rails, I've unpacked four more boxes, think just 2 left now of ornament things and pictures. Went out and bought bedside lights for spare room.

Topbird, Thetford Garden Centre is the first one we went to yesterday and had coffee in the café. Bought most of the plants and some tools there. I think you recommended it before, so thank you. It's only 10 minutes away. Big Tesco there too.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 08:27

Morning all. Has been raining.

chicky, I haven't planted yet, plants are all sitting on the back patio. Garden is tiny, patio with stone paving overlooking fields and woods. The front is shingle with one sunny border. I won't be here all the time so plants have to be easy. Bought low growing things for the front, such as Iberis, dianthus, aubretia. It's raised with wood sleepers. I bought perennials for the rest, salvia nemorosa, blue sea holly, helenium, erysimum, lavender. Which reminds me, herbs too, such as thyme, hyssop, golden origano etc.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:48

Hello all. We arrived in Norfolk yesterday, cottage is fine, neighbour has had her baby.

Found our nearest big supermarket today, almost next door to a garden centre . 10 minute drive down a country lane. So once we'd bought supplies we went to the GC and I bought plants for the front flower bed, which has nothing in it. The builder covered it in weed suppressant fabric and shingle. I've bought compost to improve it before I plant. Had a nice coffee in the café. French GCs don't have cafés and they shut for 2 hours for lunch. Then we went to the Bressingham GC and bought more plants.

It's been a lovely day, warm and sunny. Felt warmer than France.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:35

https://www.candis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Dahlia-Yankee-Doodle-Dandy_S-199x300.jpg

 

Lorna, those seedlings are Dahlia Yankee Doodle Dandy, sowed 22 Feb. Hopefully they'll look like this (not my photo)

 

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:38

https://davisla3.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/stachys-macrantha.jpg

 And what about hypericum, not honeysuckle?

Could that be Stachys Macrantha?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:35

Morning all. We're off to Norfolk at midday.

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