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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:42

Time to settle down for GW - still my favourite part of the week.  Just hearing the theme tune makes me exhale a great sigh of relief !

Glad Bernard is up to the minute () , and pleased you are having such a lovely time Stacey - don't worry, garden will be waiting patiently for you when you return.


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:38

Risking detention (twice in a row) - to say congratulations on the arrival of little Eva - wonderful news .  Fairy wings are still all the rage - as our own FG will vouch.  As is anything else pink and sparkly - I did enjoy those days !!


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:15

But is the manicure going to be pink or blue TT  maybe a hand of each and then you can keep the " wrong" one in your pocket!


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 06:27

Last tonight, First this morning.  Thats what my Mum used to call burning the candle at both ends.

Dashing off - weekend tomorrow - have some lavender trimming to do, and a bit of a general tidy up.  More and more things are starting to go over.

Laters ......

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:16

TT - my daughters (now 16 and 14) spent today cleaning out cupboards.  They texted me pictures whilst I was at work, to show me the things that they uncovered.  This one is a bit of calligraphy that my Mum did for me when the first one was born.  Thought it was poignant at the time, even more so now.  So something to bear in mind when your new little one arrives


Help me not kill this plant

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:07

Ooops - Nut, you are right.  The "gone over" buddlea is actually a partially "gone over" spirea !

Help me not kill this plant

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 22:59

Mike - the second looks like some sort of spirea - indestructible, and will take over if you are not careful.

The first photo looks like a glorious mix, and not quite sure where to start on identifying!  All I can say for sure is there is a little hardy geranium (pink flower) in the foreground, and a "gone over" buddlea behind it 


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 22:51

Bump - for Blueboots

Replace conifers with fruit trees?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 22:50

To add to this advice, there was a thread about removing conifers a couple of days ago - I will bump  it up the forum list for you Blueboots

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 22:25

Welcome Jeannie - doesn't take long to get in the swing of things here.  You'll soon settle in !

Never done fuschsias myself, so can't help there.  Brumbull went AWOL a while back (possibly on an extended Spanish holiday?) but someone else might be able to advise.

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Rose "The Fairy"

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