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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:57

Littlest chicklet was sent home from work earlier - think she has tonsilitus again. Another trip to the doctors tomorrow I think.

before that I got 1 whole plant in the ground - I think my current ratio is 9 parts weeding to 1 part planting .....never seems to work like that with Monty.  Still, it was a good plant - hydrangea limelight- so I am pleased with my efforts.

Now time to curl up with my book again - will have devoured it before bedtime this evening

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 09:25

Weeding and planting for me too today Lizzie - I'm hoping yesterdays downpours have loosened things up for me

Sorry you've got the sniffles Dove πŸ€’πŸ€’πŸ€’

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:39

Bulb order in - a purple and white tulip combo for my pots, and 120 Feb Gold daffs for the meadow only have to wait for the postie to deliver.

Just had a lord lambourne apple, straight from the tree, for my lunch . Plenty more where that came from this year🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 08:45


FiL visiting us today, and heavy showers forecast .......but tomorrow will be a gardening day ......the first for many weeks. Have accumulated a fair few plants that need to be got into the ground - sounds simple, but for the weeding that will need to happen to create space for them

But first another cuppa and a few more chapters of Monty's new book - which is a great read even if you are not a particularly doggy person

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 20:22

So so sorry Lizzie - what a sad day

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 06:44

Made it to the weekend .....well nearly.

You've all reminded me that I'd better get on and order some bulbs.  Mostly tulips, which I won't plant til November anyway, but don't want them to have run out 

Have a great Friday

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 06:57

Soz - technical hitch, pics on different device 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 06:46

Morning Clari

ooooo Wonky exciting  what a wonderful turn of events. Can't wait to hear how you get on

Wonderful space Ob - you are going to have such fun with that.  As others have said, we need a picture diary. Good luck with the final stages of the move.  Hope you cam find some wiffy somewhere to pop inoccasionally whlist yours is being fixed.

Lesley - didn't take many pics ofmy garden weekend - decided to keep them in my head.  However the 2 below are of an igloo made of old wine bottles .....genius

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 06:52

Pink sky here this morning

a small compensation for the fact that I have to put the lights on when I get up now

How about some structures to give some height in the shady border Dove - a pair of obelisks that you can grow things through maybe?

Glad you are finally back online Lizzie, and welcome back to Solent

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 06:53

Morning all - not liking these dark mornings one little bit

Calliope is an aster Fairy - black stems, purple flowers and very tall - always looking for colour and height for the back of my borders.

Love the chairback trellis Wonky - inspired 

Have a great day all - hope Liri's throat and cough clears up soon.

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