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Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:57

Well one of us will just have to change Hosta 

Children & Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Firethorn etc

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:56

Ah, I must be odd ... I like that smell ... but then I also like the smell of Herb Robert which other people say smells of cat pee 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:53

Punkdoc ... I'd wear Vivienne Westwood every day if I could afford it ... I think she's one of the very few designers whose clothes can be worn by people of any size or shape (with appropriate takings in and lettings out of seams etc).  It's one of the advantages of being an artist, even if your not famous ... people expect you to do the unusual ......... as it is I spend most of my time in jeans and tee shirts ... but today I'm in a turquoise kaftan and tmatching sandals with magenta toenails. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:48
Hostafan1 says:

... I'd love that "pavillion" in The Canada garden with copper and scorched larch. It'd be fantastic down by my lake. 

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That should be the next project ...  I'm looking forward to seeing it Hosta ......... you could put guests up there on warm nights and bring our morning coffee down the hill through the dew-soaked buttercups in your diaphanous negligee 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:43

I've hung the washing out on the line ... it's virtually steam drying 

This afternoon the sun will be over the house and there'll be a bit of shade on the terrace ... I'll go out again then.

Children & Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Firethorn etc

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:40

Glad to hear you, your family and your hedge are all thriving.

I've never noticed the wee smell with pyracantha, and the neighbour at our last place had a hedge of it all alongside our front gardens ... maybe it's one of those pongs  that some can smell and some don't.

There must be a garden centre or nursery somewhere near you where there are human beans on the staff rather than bitter old gits ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:11

Joyce, it went soft and squidgy in the garage 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:07
Topbird says:

.....  About to jump in the shower then go for fuel, cat meds and SM trip. I will be buying ice lolllies...

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 Ooo Topbird ............ lob one over this way   .... the farm shop doesn't sell ice lollies ......... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 12:00

Oh, I wish you'd hung mine out for me Hosta ... I'm sitting here looking at it ... it's too hot to go out there and stand in the sun by the washing line ........................ but I suppose I'll have to .........

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 11:58

And from me Hosta ........ thought the plants were beautiful and your friend gave a charming interview.    It really gave an insight into what it's like to show there.

As for the show gardens ....... love 'em or loathe 'em, I think it's like a lot of design ....... the prize winners, show stoppers etc aren't what we'd choose for ourselves ........... I mean, which one of us would wear a Vivienne Westwood or John Galliano catwalk creation ... but the clothes they show on those models influence the clothes in the High Street, whether it's M&S, Debenhams or wherever ... the colours, patterns and shapes are all influenced by what goes on at the fashion shows.

It's the same for garden design ... the influences are 'watered down', but they are there in the garden centres and nurseries all over the country ... and if their displays weren't always looking new and interesting the horticultural industry would soon be in decline.  Very few of us really want the same old same old every year.  

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