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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 15:14

Isn't that where the students come in Hosta?  Chicklet gets work here when she is back from Uni covering the more permanent staff's holidays - in the summer, easter and christmas.  Win - win .....she gets to earn some money, they get to take holidays.  Littlest chicklet is currently negotiating the same - slightly different as her cafe is staffed by students studying at the Art College in Farnham - when they go home for the holidays, she is back on the scene.

Lovely afternoon for sitting in the sun and reading   Out for a celebratory mesl with Littlest Chicklet tonight .....a bit after the event, but tonight was the first time she could fit us into her jam packed social schedule 

On a more irritating note, just noticed two of our box balls have succumbed to blight .....the others are now presumably on borrowed time too

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 09:38

Sad news for Wonky - big hugs from here

Looks like today will be sunny β˜€οΈ I need to cut back my lavender and sort out some encroaching nettles, but the rest of the day will be sat in the sun 😎😎😎

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:56

Just signed - will email Grayling and my local MP (Monsieur Hunt ) too.  So short sighted 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:45

Snap re Polka Fairy

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:44

Liri - we love Polka raspberries - very tasty and need no support.  Not sure about well behaved - they certainly sucker, but we have them in their own bed, surrounded by grass, so we just mow the suckers down 

Just re-read that - sounds like I've gone all Gangsta 

Just signed the petition to protest against them demolishing part of Wisley to widen the A3 

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 07:13

Enjoy your break Fairy

Walk is next Saturday - I have another practice one this Monday.  Knees are holding up so far - my trusty trekking poles are in constant use.  I'll PM you the sponsorship link thing ....if anyone else wants it, then let me know

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 06:46


Hosta - we had to rewind the National Anthem on the news to watch it again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Reminded me of playing tunes with a comb and paper 

Great news about the funding Liri - that, and your hard work, will make a real difference to that space

Hope son's situation gets resolved soon Dove - house buying and selling is such a nightmare in this country 

So pleased Rgirls faithful friend has been able to be treated .....bionic dog in the making 

.......and talking of holidays......a month off work negotiated for November and flights now out Pat, we're on our way πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

But, in the meantime, its off to work I go 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 06:34

Morning to all you early birds

......did I miss cake??  Belated Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰ to Fairylet - hope she has a good Birthday Boxing Day 

Niece is awaiting GCSE results - fingers crossed 🀞🏻 

Just counted 5 deer 🦌 🦌🦌🦌🦌 out the window - must be getting close to a herd.  What we need is a big bad 🐺 

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 06:47

Great pics LG - the Bishops Palace has gone on my "list"  Love the shady corner ones - particularly no. 6 in the frst batch - who said shady corners were a problem .  But my absolute favourite is the bridge with the willows - you could frame that one for a wall somewhere, it is magical ✨✨✨

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 06:37


Lovely flowers Yvie - so glad second born's day went well.  Happy holidays to you too πŸ–

Glad your anniversary celebrations were fun Obxx - 34 years is a lot of years 

Hope theBBQ went well Lizzie - thats a lot of people to cater for .  Much better if the weather stayed fine enough to keep them in the garden though

Was shattered yesterday - littlest Chicklet was up all night the previous night with a cold/flu bug - not pleasant, poor thing. She recovered during the course of the day yesterday, and by the evening was raring to go again.....amazing how quickly yoofs shake these things off.  Remains to be seen if the rest of us succomb to it .

About to go searching for LGs garden visit pictures 

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Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

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