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Scented climbing roses

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 21:58

I have Gertrude Jekyll, lovely fragrance but very thorny. I think Mortimer Sackler would be better.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 21:47

We have had a lot of heavy rain in the last few days. Also strong gusts of wind and some thunder. A lot cooler, was only 12° this morning. Garden is looking a bit battered.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 20:34

Hello from daughter 2's. Just put my GD and GS, 7 and 5, to bed. Took longer than it should have done because we got carried away with bedtime stories. 9.30pm here. Daughter and SIL are out for a meal with friends. Tomorrow is GD's school play which I will be going to see.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 17:05

Nanny Beach, I don't have a Smart phone either. I think other people's gardens look good because they are fresh and new to you. You get used to your own garden.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 08:40

Morning all.
Been raining here too, only 12° this morning. Garden is looking bashed and soggy.

Punkdoc, why don't you go with OH? Treat it as a little holiday, find a garden to visit, or something, while she's working and wine and dine her in the evenings.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 16:11

Well done Possum.

We've had a huge storm, lots more rain was really dark. Lost Internet for a bit. Daughter, south of Poitiers rang and said they'd hardly had any rain. She's desperate for it, she sowed all her new lawns in the autumn and has planted lots of roses.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 11:14

We are going to pretend it's sunny too and have a home made pork pie and salad before OH goes to choir practice.

There is a gap in the clouds. I've been cutting down old geraniums that have flopped and OH is edging the long border. He does straight edges better than me. I do the curved ones. But this hot weather encouraged flowers to come out early that should be out in July for my Open Day and they will be over and the heavy rain has made things flop, even supported plants.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 11:09

Hogweed, there aren't many charity shops in France and English teacups are hard to come by as the French don't use them. I've advertised on an English website here in Dordogne and DD has managed to collect some. A friend of mine has some more. We are going to Norfolk in July, I'll have a look round in the charity shops too.

We are hoping to go to tea when it's open.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 09:45

Looks like a green oasis, Paul. Love the little paths looking as though they are leading you somewhere lovely.

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