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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 13:03


It's not the appearance of my legs and feet now ................. but you know how stuff grows if it's warm, dark and moist   

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 12:51

Hello folks - in and out of A&E in 2 hours ...  the NHS is wonderful :D

I have damaged ligaments/sprained my knee, a badly sprained ankle................... and a broken 5th metatarsal .   'Snapped right through,' is what the doctor said!!!

My foot is in a black boot thing and I have a ................. ZIMMER FRAME!!! because due to my shoulder problem I can't have crutches.   The OT was so relieved when I said I'd be happy with a zimmer ... I said I don't care as long as I can get to the loo.

OH is taking some of today off, and probably just going in to cash up at the end of the day, and tomorrow he'll open up and close down but be with me for the rest of the time. He then isn't due back to work until next Thursday ........ I have an appointment at the Fracture Clinic for Tuesday morning when the swelling should have gone down enough to be plastered.

I'm so glad I waxed my legs and gave myself a pedicure the other day :oops:

Clematis ID please

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 08:56

I found that too much sun made the petals go brown ........ I think it' s better in the shade  ... I moved my first one around a couple of times until I found the right spot for it, which was growing through a climbing rose in a north-west facing bed ... it took a year to recover from the move, and then absolutely took off 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 08:50

And it goes without saying ........ if there's anything any of us can do, research, send .......... just yell! 


Clematis ID please

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:57

Yes that's how I found it was happiest 

Please help a very novice gardener with a climber

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:45

Great to hear that 

Plant ID - spotted at Chelsea

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:23

Pretty sure Sarah Raven sells it. 

Clematis ID please

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:20

Duchess of Edinburgh is certainly available from most online clematis suppliers ... I've grown it in a couple of gardens ... Not vigorous but worth giving it really good conditions 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:14

Hello folks :-). I won't bore yOU with details off my accident and injuries. suffice to say OH is accompanying me to A&E this morning as soon as he's got his shift covered. 

Glad I did lots of watering yesterday ... Anyone with an overwhelming urge to wield hosepipes ,watering cans etc over the next few days, step right this way ..... Wot, you've all got enough to do? 

I suspected as much ... Enjoy your gardens and the lovely weather 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 07:03

BM ((hugs)) it's a right PITA isn't it?  I could weep if only I wasn't so angry ... 

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