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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:29

Mission accomplished - daffs and alliums planted in the meadow.  How are you doing Clari ?

Very glad to have my long handled bulb planter - although it used to be easier with a small child following me round popping the bulbs in the holes I had just made.  Seems to be a lack of (co-operative) small children round here these days  Maybe I should nip into town and borrow someone elses.....they might be glad of the respite

Clematis varieties

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:23

I grow Comtesse de Bouchard in a big pot growing up an obelisk - she does well for me too (Surrey).  Haven't come across any of the others though.

Foxgloves indoors or out over winter?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 09:44

Was going to plant mine out in the garden this weekend (grown from plugs this Spring) - wasn't sure it was the right thing to do, but now I am reassured

Country cottage garden

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 09:41

Only just discovered this thread - loving it. Great to see what a difference you have made already - its my kind of garden.

Look forward to following your journey

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:46

Tulip planting next weekend for me 🌷🌷🌷

I've gone purple themed this year - will match my dressing gown's state of mind


Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:43

Have a great day LilyP - and enjoy your break too

You're another of the October birthday club

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 08:36

Morning peeps

Apple cake was a success - we've tested it out and there is plenty left for the weekend yourselves.

Dull here, but thankfully dry. Going to help Mr C lay some paving, and will definitely get my 100 February Gold and 50 allium christophii planted in the meadow (Clari - just a reminder for you too - my partner in (bulb planting) crime)

Beech trees are colouring up beautifully, and the acers and liquidambers are pretty special this year too.  I shall enjoy being in amongst it all for a change

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 19:20

Very out of character for me ......but I have just got home from work and baked a cake.  Mr C is in shock  We have FiL staying for the weekend, and a surfeit of home grown apples, so an apple tray bake is in the oven as we speak......and delicious cakey smells are filling the kitchen  I must try this domestic goddess thing more often

Can I apply to join the purple dressing gown club.....even though mine is decidely the neighbours, the postman, and even the man from the local council who wanted my vote can testify

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:12

Clari - SO WILL I 

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 06:56

Just dripping with berries GnW

Love the grasses too Marilyn.

A gorgeous time of year

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