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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:08
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Dove - does he mind you putting your feet on him?.....oops.. naughty fairy....

Glad I didn't buy the hedgehog bix - my visitor hasn't been back since the night I saw him!

What are you going to change your name to LG/ Bev?

Verd- it's the whole canna/calla thing- senior moment...she's not 27 like us remember?

Watching Stevie Nicks now and will probably fall asleep so will say night all. Hope everyone sleeps well enough in the heat. 

What about 'The Happy Gardener', or The Gardening Friend, or .................?

Still pondering ....................


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:04

Yes, three and four are borage - bees love them, pick the flowers and put in  your Pimms! 

The first two look like a type of lamium, but too blurry to identify properly, sorry.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:56
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

All day at the Village flower show, after helping to set up yesterday. Entered 12 classes as a newbie and won 4 seconds and 4 thirds. Fairygirl's sprinkles clearly work . Easier to compete in flower section as real veg. experts dominate those classes. So was particularly pleased with my second for 3 white spuds. Sorry to brag but you did ask for feed-back and I couldn't resist

Everyone really pleased with incrteased turnout 

AND CAKE, lots of cake; and pints down the pub after clearing up. Home to shower and straight to bed, shattered but happy bunny.

Not bragging at all WW - just giving us the opportunity to bask in your reflected glory 

And Cake!!!???  I imagine you've had to beat Verdun off with a broom 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:49

Oooh, on sofa with feet up on Brazilian pouffe   Steak and salad eaten and everything washed up - OH has put the hedgehog food out for them - we got a blurry photo last night 


Sue, re Spam - you're welcome my dear ((hugs)), they're a total PITA - they need reporting and if you're on here before I am please help yourself to them


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:45

Hmm, don't know if they load from phones - they might do - you might be cleverer than me - or have a more up to date phone 

Insect ID

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:43

What was she wearing?  Would she like to come and stand in my garden for a morning?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:35

TT - Sending my Tardis - did I mention that I was within touching distance of a Dr Who the other day?  Power seems to have rubbed off 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:28

TT - I've got some Elderflower cordial and fizzy water if you're interested 

Verdun, I hope you realise you've had this gorgeous weather down in Cornwall ever since we (The Artist and I) graced you with our presence - just thought I'd mention it 

Soaker hoses

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:25

Hi Verdun   I'm thinking about getting a length of soaker hose for The Shady Bank - about 4ft from front to back with a fall of about 18" back to front - sandy loam.  Do you think putting a length of soaker hose along the back (where the roots of the climbing roses, honeysuckles and clematis are) will serve the whole bed? 

Insect ID

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:22

This year ladybirds is ladybirds is ladybirds 

We're not going to eradicate them now and we need ladybirds of whichever variety.

But I'd be interested to know whether any Harlequins were imported and sold on as ladybird larvae in the early days of using them for organic pest control.  Do you think anyone would tell us, even if they knew?

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