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KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 11:13
Busy-Lizzie says:

... Maybe we could do something in Norfolk or Suffolk the 2nd half of July?

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KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 11:12

Awwwwww!!!  You're very kind ... ((hugs))  but the thought of feeling vulnerable on long train and tube journeys on my own is really putting me off ... OH wouldn't be able to accompany me as he works, and of course now Wonky has her new job too.  

And to cap it all, the hospital have booked me an appointment for 10th July ...... 

Hopefully we can arrange another meet up somewhere next summer?

I've never been to Chelsea Physic Garden .............

Beaus Mum ... you have a PM. 

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 10:45

Hurrumph!  and deep dismay!  

I will be unable to go to Kew 'cos of my busted foot       

My "fragrant roses" have no fragrance

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 10:38
chrissieB says:

This may sound off but have you tried smelling it at different times a time the day? I'be found that some are more scented in the morning or evening and have hardly any scent at other times

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 I've also found this ... I think it depends on warmth and humidity and of course, the different types of scent. 

Alien has landed

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 10:35

That looks like a very handsome Rose chafer 

A glorious thing, and not common enough to cause a problem, in my experience.  Enjoy 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 10:14

We're huge Chris Packham fans too ... don't agree with everything he says but as you say Liri, incredibly bright and knowledgeable ... I also love spotting the strategies he uses to keep his autistic brain focussed on the job in hand ... brilliant self-awareness and so clever.  

Michaela can be a bit hyper ... maybe a bit less coffee perhaps ... but again she knows her stuff even if she occasionally overdoes the disingenuous 'everyman' role.  

Martin Hughes-Games is more knowledgeable than he may appear at first ... he has a good CV ... and at least now that he's had his hair cut the irritating tossing of his locks has ended.  I don't mind long hair on a man ... I'm a big fan of Neil Oliver ... but constantly tossing his head to get his hair out of his face was annoying ... why not tie it up?  

As for the new lass Gillian Burke ..... another impressive CV and I think that as soon as she gets over the understandable slight nervousness of 'live tv' she'll be a real asset.

Hosta ... your visitors will absolutely love your garden 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 09:17

Hosta   yes, I know ...   but the thing is I have absolutely no pain to warn or remind me ... I rmean, I've been playing tennis for nearly two years with no problem, not even wearing a knee brace ... scrambling around gardens, moors, beaches and woodlands in East Anglia and the West Country with no problems, not even a twinge ... it's not dumped me on the ground since we were clearing ivy from this garden in 2011 and I picked up an arm full and turned around to walk to the skip and I found myself flat on my face on the path at the side of the house.  

 The last time my knee even twinged was while I was sliding sideways to sit at a table for breakfast in a Little Chef on a journey to Cornwall the year before we paid our first visit to you and your lovely garden ... 

It's a bit frightening to be honest ... imagine knowing that you may suddenly fall flat on your face without warning ... the lovely doc at the hospital yesterday said 'that's no way to live' ... bless him.  

More mystery foliage

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 08:59

Just remember, if you do  decide to remove it at any time, it is poisonous to horses and other grazing animals ..... and it is more poisonous when dead than when alive, and they find it palatable in that form whereas if it's growing they often just leave it alone.  

So if you pull it up please bin it where grazing animals will not have access to it.  

It is why ragwort must be removed from hay meadows. 

Obviously more applicable in rural areas, but worth knowing.   

Why-Oh-Why have I not done this before?

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 07:42


Help identify please

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 07:34


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