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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:43

Well, pride goes before a fall - literally in my case


I just stepped out of the back door, turned my ankle and went flat on my face, hitting my face on some large flower pots on the terrace. Thank goodness OH was here! I've bashed my right knee which is turning black, the left side of my face, which I fully expect to be multi-coloured by tomorrow, and my left hand and wrist is painful. 

Don't worry about me - I fully expect to make a good recovery - I've been installed on the sofa and handed the tv controls. I am not allowed to make a Marmalade Traybake this afternoon.

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:01

Lovely photos - thanks so much for sharing BM

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:52
Liriodendron wrote (see)

Mmmm, marmalade traybake Dove...   Don't know how you managed to lose weight after retirement - I'm jealous!   ....

Used to work for social services Liri - manager's strategy included, 'What, no resources?! - Never mind - here's some cake - now think creatively!'

Fungi - but what kind

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:37

Gorgeous!  and aren't they a fabulous colour!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:23
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
.... Get you Dove- show off!, only kidding, really well done, you are indeed a good advertisment for gardening retirement AND good cooking  ....


Marmalade traybake this afternoon - I'll be making far too much for OH to manage so, tea and cake at pm folks?

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:37

I've grown verbascums on heavy clay that baked hard in the summer in Suffolk and on free draining loam here - the consistent requirement seems to be sunshine 

Problems With Honeysuckle - Yellow/brown leaves

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:33

I agree with Buddyboy - give it some Fish Blood and Bone in February.

 Honeysuckle is tough - I'm sure it'll be fine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:26

Well,  I'm back from an early appointment  and the GP is very pleased with me  - BP down, cholesterol not too bad and 3/4 stone lost since I retired 

She said I'm a very good advert for retirement!

I said I'm a very good advert for gardening 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:27

Hi Snoodle - what about a few apricot/rust coloured verbascums - they look great with grasses, would give you some 'spires' and would start the flowering off a bit earlier? 

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:05

But beware of disturbing nesting birds - cherry laurel hedges are favourite nesting places for blackbirds, goldfinches and many other birds, and in many years nesting continues well into July - this year I've seen active nests in August. 

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