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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 11:19

Back from son's last night. OH told me about Nice, so very sad.


Things were hectic at son's yesterday, they were preparing to go on holiday but they are renovating their house and had a plumber in and were expecting a mason who didn't turn up. So we hadn't seen the news. I was looking after the granddaughters and trying to clean up mess and do washing up. DIL was removing the old plaster and exposing a stone wall in the sitting room. Dust everywhere!


I agree with Topbird when she said "And IMO a good life or person is all about kindness, compassion, courtesy and tolerance.


The people who commit these atrocities show none of those qualities. If there is an after life - they must be going to hell in a handcart. I have never seen a religious text which promotes the killing of innocent, decent people and their children - I have only heard twisted minds corrupting various religious teachings for their own ends."


Christianity teaches "love God and love your neighbour". It's people themselves who commit the violence and corruption. ISIL claim that the terrorist was one of them, but people who knew him say he wasn't religious but he was suffering from depression. Whatever it was, it was a dreadful thing to happen and so sad for the people who died and their families.

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:57

We had a good year for raspberries, but were away for 2 weeks of it, luckily housesitter froze several bags. When we came back OH picked all the redcurrants so I could make jelly. I only make jelly every 3 years, the other years I leave them for the birds who prefer them to raspberries. Side effect was that the birds then stripped the raspberries!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:02

Glad you posted your lovely Etoile Violette, Fairygirl. Now I'm even more convinced that that is what my dark purple clematis is. A friend gave me the cutting a few years ago and she said it wasn't EV but she didn't know what it was. But now I've seen it labelled in English open gardens so I'm sure it is.

Garden visit - York Gate

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:59

Thank you Liri, it's lovely, great photos.

Weeds

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:54

This is ragwort, incase anyone wants to know, poisonous.


what is wrong with this rose,

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:42

Have you used glyphosate near the rose? Herbicides can cause damage like that. If not, then it could be rose rosette disease. Is it growing lots of extra prickles and getting a red tinge?

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:23

I never iron undies, what a thought! But I do like the feel of ironed sheets.


Imitation marble, Chloe, kitchen work surface, fake

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:04

And the washing basket in the background contains the waiting ironing!

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:02

The dark ones are dahlias. The ones in front are a small sort of antirrhinum with rather open flowers, grown from seed, but forgotten the name. The salpiglossis are outside, don't know much about them, but sown in the GH. The white ones, you guessed, are Ammi.

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 20:07

My first crop from my cut flower bed.

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