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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 06:55

Its here 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 06:48


Morning peeps.

Just been for a daylight wander round the garden to try and assess the frost damage ......there's a lot looking sad - hydrangea leaves, japanese ferns, camellias.......too early to tell how the wisteria flower buds have fared.  Not a pretty sight.  No doubt all will recover, but it all looks very sad at the moment.

In other news, my bags are packed, I'm ready to go.......just need to go find a jetplane  (my Mum was a big John Denver fan, so I grew up to that soundtrack)

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 23:23

I like the ones with names of Special people too - have got lots of those.  More difficult with men, so Mr C is represented with a couple of Big Daddy Hostas instead - a fathers day present from the chicklets about 15 years ago.  I like roses, peaonies, delphiniums, phlox .......anything cottage gardeny is a hit with me.

Gotta get some sleep now .....see you all bright and early tomorrow

And don't worry Liri....there will be pics 

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Posted: 27/04/2017 at 23:02

Hi Kayleigh - lovely to "meet" you.  Garden plans sound exciting. What treasures are in the pots ?  I'm sure littl'un will love the grass come summer.

Sorry to hear you've been ill again Hosta - hope tomorrow's doc comes up with some solutions.

All packed here, ready for our trip under the channel.  Getting v. Excited 🌷🌷🌷

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 06:35

Looks like Merri had a happy birthday   Hope they enjoyed the cake baking.

Didn't escape the frost this morning - the world is white .  Fingers crossed for the wisteria buds, the apple, pear and plum blossom, and all the other lush new growth that all the recent warm weather has coaxed out.  I hate late frosts.......this one isn't even particularly late, but damaging when it follows such a mild spell   Feeling very grumpy

But on the plus side, only one more sleep til our little jaunt to Holland.  Mr C found a way of getting our bikes in the car yesterday, so we are hoping to fit in some cycling through the tulip fields πŸŒ·πŸ’πŸš΄πŸš΄πŸŒ·πŸ’

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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:22

Just had a note to say my Moorheim Beauty is on its way too - hope it looks as healthy as Tesni and Giddy's.  Getting excited now !

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 06:39

Oh no Hosta. Justbeen out and we have escaped it again (frost) - although it was 1 when I got in (late) last night.  Forecast tonight is dodgy too, so not out of the woods yet. 

Glad your first day went well Wonky 

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Posted: 25/04/2017 at 06:27

Good luck in the first day of your new job Wonky - hope they're nice people. I'm sure you are going to have a great time, and learn loads in the process 

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Posted: 25/04/2017 at 06:26

The forecast rain never arrived....but then neither did the frost  Wonder if we will escape tonight too?  Leaving early for work today - meeting to get to.  Best get wriggling .......although have to go and uncover the GH from its layer of fleece first.

Hope you enjoy Malvern Lizzie - we will be passing you the other way in the tunnel, as this weekend is our Keukenhof expedition. 3more sleeps 

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Posted: 24/04/2017 at 06:54

((hugs)) for Lizzie - difficult times

Glad you had a good time with your daughter Liri - sounds like a very talented lady ......obviously a chip off the old block  hope you don't miss her too much today

Amazing garden Hosta - looks great now, and want more pics when all those Hostas are fully unfurled 

We have a band of rain forecast tonight  followed by frost 

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