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Posted: 11/09/2015 at 06:54

Morning all

happy hollibobs KEF - enjoy  (would have been a sunglass smiley, but that one's gone awol from my choices ......its almost if it knows it won't be needed much in the next few months)

lovely reflections in the lake Pat


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 06:49


Didn't see the Apple launch Pat .....but agree they are clever people, dreaming up all sorts of things we never knew we needed

Garden talk was good - all about the poisonous plants (ie nearly all of them) that are being used in medicine these days - taxus is the obvious one, but there are many more.  The speaker was from the Royal College of Physicians, and really knew his stuff.

hope what is left of your roof survived the night KEF .  Horrid thing to happen

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:00

Mine like north or west windowsills, and get watered even less....once every 2 or three weeks.  I have five, the oldest is about 6 years old, and i cycle them round the windowsills depending which ones are in flower - i normally have 3 on the go at once. I have never fed them.  They seem to thrive on neglect


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:55

Morning peeps

just been out picking raspberries for my porridge.  Got a talk at the Garden Club to go to tonight .....poisonous plants and their uses .....might come home with a black pointed hat and a broomstick (already have some of the other necessary accoutrements)

Jo - littlest chicklet does get a lift to the station every day, but it is on my way to work, so no bother.

Cute pooch


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 22:05

Clari - Steve has hit the nail on the head .....couldn't have put it better myself

Yvie - fingers crossed that both eyes (ie yours and OH's) make speedy and full recoveries, and that Mum gets good care and the right sort of attention this time.

pleased to hear Flatters has a treatment plan even if putting it into practice might require some resourceful thinking

bushed,  time for ZZZZZzzzzz


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 06:37

Oh no. Still dark when the alarm went off this morning.  I think summer may be drawing to a close

Littlest Chicklet came home bright and cheerful from her first day at Sixth Form. Long may it continue.  She must have picked up on the positive Forker vibes

Great day at Wisley yesterday - will have a photo loading session this evening. Lots to see in the fruit gardens, and even went in the glasshouses this trip.

but today .....back to work

hope you all have a happy day


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 09:45

Lovely Lily - I like the big pictures

Pink Pagoda has gone on my wish list too


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:18

Ooops, missed you there Verdun .....what a lovely start to your day


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:17

She's called Sugar Plum Dove.  Longstock have the National collection of buddlejas, so there were loads of different ones to choose from - our car smelt lovely and

honey-ey on the way home


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:05

Morning Snoodle, Evening Pat

first day at a new school/college for littlest chicklet this morning.  Keeping fingers crossed she settles in quickly.  New routine, involving trains to get there, so my first task is to deposit her at a station - then its over to her

after that, a trip to Wisley is planned (got a day off).  Yesterday's water gardens were lovely - will post pics on appropriate thread later.  A few new buddlejas followed us home ......including this beauty


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