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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:02

Watched Lulu too LilyP - find those programmes fascinating

Great day yesterday, after the morning's excitement we lunched and wandered round Guildford, and had a lovely girlie day   Then I was on taxi duty for the 1.30 am pickup  (but rather that than be sitting up waiting for her to get home ) having a later start this morning and heading in to the office at lunchtime.  

The other advantage of being at home yesterday was I had a chance to have a good wander round the garden to see whats what.  Borders are still very flowery - mighty pleased this year 🌸🌼🌻

Thinking of Hosta and Yvie's firstborn at their hospital visits today.  ((Hugs)) and best wishes for all.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 09:18

Yvie - sending big ((hugs)) and positive thoughts from here too

Thanks everyone - soooooo happy.  Raisingirl - there are two Chicklets - Chicklet πŸ₯  and littlest Chicklet 🐣.   Should really change my name to Mother Hen πŸ”  but it doesn't have the same ring to it 🐀

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 08:00

She's done it   Many A's with a couple of stars flying round here.  Soooooo proud of my littlest Chicklet.  So now she is off to Birmingham Uni (to do English Lit) in September.  I will be weeping then, at my empty nest, but today is a day for tears of the happy variety.

Think we're going out to lunch 

Thinking of you too Kitty - hope you don't have to wait too much longer.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 22:42

Fabulous trees and inspiring borders - love the yellow/orange/blue one (you wouldn't think that would work....but it does ).  And love the wildflower meadow too πŸ’“πŸ’œπŸ’™

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 06:54

Morning Joyce ..... its a stressful wait

Glad you managed to rescue some plants Hosta - does your store always suffer from demoralisation in the manic summer period, or are they doing something different/worse this summer?

Exciting hedgepig news ......never seen one here, despite many strategically placed woodpiles.  But we have badgers, which is meant to ward them off.

Familiar sight Steephill - they seem to be getting braver and braver round here πŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦Œ.  You got some great pictures though

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 06:58

Fanastic tree Liri - what the magic faraway tree always looked like in my mind 

Back to reality Off to work in a sec

But a wonderful week of memories to keep me powering through the next few days.  With important exam results due Thursday, its going to be quite a week 

Hope you're feeling better soon Fairy and Pat.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 12:51

No swapping - making the most of our last afternoon here  Had a wonderful relaxing time, with sea 🏊‍♀️, lots of book reading πŸ“š, lovely nights out with great local food and wine, and great company (as well as Mr C, littlest chicklet has been on top form, and my sister is here with her family - diffferent hotel and complete coincidence, so we have met up a few times to give littlest chicklet a break from the oldies)

Hope Eon sort you out soon Bob - amazing how much we need leccy for these days

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:26

In Cyprus Obxx - and very  Bonny and Blue it is too.  Thanks for noticing - was beginning to think I was the invisible man

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 10:33

Home tonight where did I put that sweater

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 11:36

Ps ..... i found some sun

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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