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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Today at 11:18

Lovely day here too - about to go out and plant some plants now that there is no frost forecast for the foreseeable.  Hardy plants, that have spent their first winter under cover - won't be risking tenders yet.

Just dropped littlest Chicklet off at work.  Farnham is going all out to commemorate 100 years since the first two minute silence.  Apparently it all started here, at a farmers May day market in 1916 - where they stood in silence for 2 minutes to remember their families, friends and neighbours who were fighting at the front.  And then the idea caught on.  who knew ?

love the fact that your Totally Tangerine has sneaked into your miscanthus picture Wonky - wot a diva

Anyone heard from Yvie recently ?  New grandson should have arrived by now.  If you are looking in, hope all is well.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:54

Check out crab apple "gorgeous" Steve .....I am delighted with mine.  Look forward to seeing the planting coming together ......keep us posted.

Cute gerbils - do they have names yet ???

Back from our day trip, weary but happy.  Great walks again - this time St James's and Belgravia. Lots of gorgeous hidden little mews ....so quiet even though they are slam bang in the centre of an enormous city.  And just to prove that I can bring a gardening angle to everything I do :

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weed large leaves 18 inches ish and tiny blue flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 11:23
Thats what I would have said too Darren - a pretty blue, but a thug

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:46

The house is 1595, and the gatehouse is 13th century .....love it

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:15

LilyP - we found the Postmans Garden on our last trip - poignant but fabulous - here are just a couple of the dedications.

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 And here is the oldest surviving house in London - it was preserved because someone built a new facade around it.  In the first world war a zeppelin bomb caused all the covering tiles to fall off, revealing this underneath ....just by Smithfield market

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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 08:52

Great idea Fidget and Steve - can I pre-order one?  Don't subcontract the build to Eddie Grundy, it won't need a chimney

Mr C and I have decided to go up to London to do another of his "hidden" walks - last one was brill so expectations are high. Got gardening planned for tomorrow, once we have seen the back of the frosts.  In sunny surrey we saw -3 on Thursday morning - magnolia and pieris duly mullered, but think most of the wisteria buds are still ok.

Dove - in my experience, when gerbils borrow an eggbox, it is rarely returned in pristine condition

cosmos,

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 22:47

Nut has helped me out on this one before (lost the labels on my cosmos seedlings one year) - those with red/dark stems produce red or pink flowers, those with green stems produce white flowers

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 07:04

Morning Dove  Remember gerbils from school - used to babysit them in the holidays.

no frost this morning for a change.  When I complain that there are no plums on our tree in August, someone remind me of the last few days.  It was so bad yesterday I had to take a kettle out to get the latches of our gates working.

Your new-look forum will launch early next week

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:10
Sounds exciting . Well done to the team working on the upgrade, and hope it all goes smoothly.

Posting here so that I can find this thread later - might be handy

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 06:32
(((Hugs))) for Dove and Wonky. Treasure those memories. She lived a life that brought joy to others, which is a great legacy.
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