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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 10:56

Just one more cuppa, and then i WILL get up and going


feels fresher out there today, so I will get some gardening done.  Yesterday was too hot to do anything much other than sit, and murmur words of encouragement to OH.  He is building an extension/lean to on our garage so that we can store logs a bit closer to the house (we currently have to trek down the garden in the dark and the rain to replenish stocks, so this will be so much better).  However, we live on quite a steep slope, so the lean-to has required a brick retaining wall, a concrete base and a complicated wooden structure (OH never does things by halves).  Nearly done now


look after that neck Dove - and pics of the amelanchier in situ please.  Hope Hosta is enjoying his first day back at work - lots of catching up to do. BBQ at GSs sounds lovely RB - hope he hosts well.  And mammoth journey home Obelixx ....thats why we try to avoid the roads on Bank Holidays....nightmare.

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 10:43


Glad you had a Happy Birthday Yvie ....best wishes from here too

So......Chelsea!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 22:08

Matthew Wilson and his York Minster garden.  He was so delighted it brought tears to my eyes


ooops, sorry, got a bit carried away there.....forgot it was the So thread

Last edited: 28 May 2016 22:10:24

Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 22:04

Ooo - I'm interested Liri 


When we were growing up, we were a big tennis waching family ....can't count the number of times we all slept on the pavement to get tickets for the middle Saturday at Wimbledon ....my Mum was the ringleader. I always go to Chelsea with my sisters .....and this year we all agreed that leaving conjured up that same "wimbledon" feeling ......we want to do it all again, but know we have to wait another year.


Mum would have loved it too

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:13

All looking wonderful on here


Whats rose no.2 Lizzie ? - lovely colour


Here's our standard wisteria - Mr C started it from a whip (no tittering at the back please) as a project about 18 years ago (chicklet had just arrived and he needed a hobby that didn't take him too far from the house).  It lived in a pot for a decade and then was liberated into the soil, and now just gets better and better


Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:42


Still my favourite...the LG garden



poppies werequite a sight



the sarcophagus one ....gets a bit lost in translation




And finally Cleve's......should have been Best in Show

Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:36

My photographic skills are non-existent, but here are a few of my snaps



a bit of the hartley botanicplanting




Chris Beardshaws





jo thompsons ....so nce to see a lawn !

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:25

Kettle's on Wonky .....and I've hung a balloon by the front gate so you can easily find us


off to look at Liri's pics now,  and maybe add some of my own

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 12:47

Change of plan ....its quite warm out here, so have decided today is a day for sitting in the garden rather than toiling in it. Rather pleased with my view:



Mr Cs constructing, so every now and then I am required to hold something or check a slide rule, but apart from that its going to be a lazy day

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:19

Morning all


Dove - you could have a look in the GC for a little gizmo/watering spike that attaches to an old lemonade bottle, and releases water gradually over a week or 2 - and you could use that either in the pot or in the ground.  I got some last year as I was worried about leaving my new crabapples for 2 weeks in July. Not expensive.


sitting in bed with the windows open listening to the birds ........bliss


Great news that you are going back to work Hosta .....well the work bit isn't great news, but as a milestone in recovery it is bl&&dy marvellous


Today's task is to weed my sweetpea bed and get the babies planted out, plus tidy up some other bits and pieces.  Feels like we are hurtling headlong into summer now .....although perhaps someone ought to tell that weatherman

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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