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How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:44

Kitty - you noticed!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:42

I've done the Bordeaux Edinburgh flight to see my brother in Crieff, but only in summer so it was a direct flight. Good thing my sister and another brother are in East Sussex.

Clarice, do you book the car online in advance? Much quicker to pick up and cheaper.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:33

Oh Fidget what a horrible shock that must have been, but what a relief he's arrived home. I hope his neck is OK.

I've been worrying about my OH who said he would ring me when he arrived in Eastbourne. I've just rung him, seems he forgot.


Posted: 24/11/2016 at 13:15

If they have worthwhile tubers then keep them cool, dark and frost free through the winter. Plant them or pot them into bigger pots next spring, don't forget to feed and water and you should have them back for longer next year.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 12:58

OH is flying.

I've just made a big pressure cooker full of leek and potato soup. Tomorrow I'm going to help about 2 dozen other English ladies sort out clothes, bedding, household goods, for refugees in a barn about 40 mins north of here. The soup is my contribution for lunch. I might have met 1 or 2 of them before, but some of us come from some way away.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 10:21

Morning all.

 Imagining Dove in bubblewrap!

Poured in the night, woke me up. There is a skylight in the bedroom. Still have lots of tulips to plant and it's so wet.

I hope you enjoyed your smart evening, Chicky.

OH is off to England today, Eastbourne, to see grandchildren.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 09:16

Rain woke me up in the night - again. Makes a racket on the skylight.

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 09:10

This is the sort of thread I like, but I missed it earlier. I love seeing before and after pictures of people's gardens and your pots look lovely. I would have known petunia Night Sky as I grew it this summer too.

I have pots on my terrace as it's paving, but where it is possible to have a bed I would always choose that option. With pots there is always the risk of drying out, they need feeding and they can look fussy. Have you tried working a fork into the soil to see if it's full of rubble? If it's not too bad you can dig in compost to improve it, rotted manure too, if you can get it. Beds look more natural to me. Also I hope you live in a good neighbourhood, pots in front gardens risk getting nicked.

Memories of the past

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:56

Yes Loanna, but when I kneel to weed it's sometimes an effort to get up again! I have quite a big garden with lots of perennials and roses. It's just that horses can be unpredictable and I don't trust my body anymore.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:51

Some lovely ideas, I'm just listening and learning, but I do wish OH would shut the lid on the bin when he's used it!

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