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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:25
Welcome Bitterknitter - I'm originally from Southampton (well Hythe really - just a ferry ride away).

I get the not being able to correct stuff LP - happens a lot now, but never used to before about a week ago

On a train home from my Rembrandt evening - amazing . What a treat - had it to ourselves (invited as a guest of something connected with work). Incredible how he used a paintbrush to create such light. Always thought of him as a "brown" painter, but I have been completely missing the point

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:41
I knew, but have now been reminded, that aconitums were very poisonous. A great many of this current young generation will know too - it features prominantly in Harry Potter. Now if only I could find a crumpled horn snorkak !!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:45

Morning Lesley

Popped back in to say good luck to DD - i am sure he will be impressed

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:40

Morning all

Not aching today - am obviously getting garden fit again 

Work today, but then off to see the Rembrandt exhibition this evening.  Normally prefer Monet et al, but we are being given a tour by the curator, so hopefully I will learn something

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:39

All those on your list are the things I can grow without fear of the deer munching them.  Seems they know they are not good for them too.

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 20:44

my first choice for shade is always ferns - you couldhave a nice collection there, with the tall ostrich ones at the back and the painted japanese ones at the front

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:40

I've been weeding

Beginning to make real progress now - so satisfying to see a nice clean border.  About another three weekends and I will have done one completely.  But what a beautiful day - love sunny autumn days

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63531.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Just had a bath - could hardly move my muscles ached so much last  Monday - so hope this does the trick

My sad Rosemary plant :(

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:43
It looks fine to me - they lose a few leaves in the autumn, even though they are evergreen. I'd leave it til spring and then pot up into compost mixed with grit - they like it really free draining so your expandable compost might not be ideal. I would also put i somewhere where it is going to stay quite dry for the winter - GH or coldframe, or in the shelter of a housewall - or even rig up some sort of cover with some old bricks and a plank !

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:58

Mrs G - made me lol

We have blue skies here- pretty sure they are heading your way Dove.  

Time for another cuppa, then the weeding begins.  Will watch the cenotaph on the TV this morning too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63489.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 We had fun

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