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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 19:08

I posted on the April thread late this morning, just seen that Dove had passed by and told me I was lost! So here is this morning's post again:


Morning all.


We are now in our cottage in Norfolk. The drive up France on Saturday was OK but quite a lot of traffic until we were in the north. Stayed a night in Boulogne by the old town which was walled and lovely. Had a good dinner in a cosy restaurant. Sea was calm and I'd bought tickets for the lounge so comfortable and brekkies and glass of bubbly were included. Bubbly did feel a bit weird for brekkies! Then yesterday we drove here but going west of London as we made a detour to see a friend in hospital. Ended up having dinner in a restaurant with her husband so we arrived here very late.


Have just read back - 3 days worth. Too much to comment on! Love Hosta's ducklings.


Off to Tesco's for supplies. Hope they are open, if it were France they would probably be shut!


Now: We went to Tesco, then the GC where I had fun buying rockery plants for the stony bank behind the patio wall and 3 Osteospermums for the front bed. I planted one there that did brilliantly last year but it didn't survive the winter. Hadn't really expected it to.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:28

Morning all.


We are now in our cottage in Norfolk. The drive up France on Saturday was OK but quite a lot of traffic until we were in the north. Stayed a night in Boulogne by the old town which was walled and lovely. Had a good dinner in a cosy restaurant. Sea was calm and I'd bought tickets for the lounge so comfortable and brekkies and glass of bubbly were included. Bubbly did feel a bit weird for brekkies! Then yesterday we drove here but going west of London as we made a detour to see a friend in hospital. Ended up having dinner in a restaurant with her husband so we arrived here very late.


Have just read back - 3 days worth. Too much to comment on! Love Hosta's ducklings.


Off to Tesco's for supplies. Hope they are open, if it were France they would probably be shut!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 22:50

Been a busy day today, starting with babysitting 2 little grandsons, then taking son to garage to pick up his car, mending electric fencing (drat the deer who jump straight into it), filling the horses’ water (but OH did that), cutting string off the hay bales, cleaning the swimming pool, watering baby plants and the roses in pots, dusting the sitting room, packing the suitcase then the car. Horses were very excited to be out in their summer grazing.


Off tomorrow morning, may not get time to post.


David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 16:51

I live in France so several of my David Austin roses have had to be ordered bare rose and sent by post. Apart from Malvern Hills they have all been in good condition with at least four branches and wrapped in a plastic bag with damp compost in it. I complained about the Malvern Hills and they sent me a really good replacement. OH ordered 3 x Gertrude Jekyll for me this winter and they are doing very well.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:14

Had quite a bit of rain the day before yesterday. Cold now, frosts today and yesterday. -2° at the moment. Dahlias were coming up outside have now been frosted. Everything was about 2 weeks in advance because of the hot weather and now some of it looks miserable. i though primulas were hardy but their flowers have drooped.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:11

Have a lovely time in Holland, Chicky. I hope there are still lots of tulips out.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:08

Just read back to the top of the page. Hello and welcome Kay. I loved gardening when I was your age. My first daughter was born when I was 24. My lovely Mother-in-law helped start me off and advised on plants.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 06:59

Morning all.


Forecast said +2° but it's -2° now and there's a frost. GH heater is on and cold frames are covered but outdoor dahlias aren't, they are already frosted anyway. There hasn't been a frost at the end of April for several years, but this year it seems worse as we had such warm weather before and everything was growing so fast, a good 2 weeks early. I've never seen buddleias look so droopy after a frost. But one year I hosted a strawberry cream tea for charity the last weekend in May and the tables were set outside. The temperature suddenly dropped to 2° and it sleeted. People still talk about it!

Baby sitting for son this morning. His wife is having an echography. Baby due in 2 weeks.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 17:42

Sounds horrid, Hosta. But like my son when he had kidney stones.


I read that chewing parsley after eating garlic gets rid of the taste and smell. I tried it, does work a bit.


Been in the GH today potting on and sowing. All is now ready for the house sitter to look after. Must put the horse in a new paddock tomorrow. Leaving on Saturday.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 09:18

The colour is quite similar but my Lady Emma has a nice bushy habit with reddish new leaves and reddish stems. Lady S is more upright and taller in growth and greener leafed.


Photo of Lady Emma.

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