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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:33

Shouldn't get it muddled today Fidget - it's mainly jeans and tee shirts in the washer 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:13

Welcome home Chicky - glad you and Mr C had a lovely time - think you deserved a good holiday!

I'm back from Wrose with the pasta I forgot yesterday - also grabbed a pizza in case we don't get a chance to eat properly this evening, and some of vistor's favourite beer for the weekend.

Just having a coffee while the washing machine does it's last spin then I'll hang that lot out before making the bechamel and assembling the lasagne.  

I'll need to check the pots to see if they need watering today or whether they'll be happy waiting until tomorrow ... this wind is very drying ... 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:06

Hosta   We haven't seen Hefty all year -  other smaller hogs seem to be visiting on a sporadic basis, but no regular snuffling and shuffling of the dishes around on the terrace yet this year. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:06

DD that looks idyllic ((hugs))  - hope all continues to go well for you two and that the sun continues to shine 

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:03

It's two queries really:

1.  My Clematis Daniel Deronda is not happy where he is - I think the problem is down to the soil needing lots more organic matter dug in.  I plan to dig Daniel up, cut him hard back and put him in a large tomato pot with lots of good soil and compost and give him a bit of tlc and get him growing strongly while I improve the soil by his trellis before moving him back at a later date.  When shall I dig him up?

2..  In front of Daniel is a very happy Salvia greggii - it's been there for two or three years and is the size of a wheelbarrow and blooms its socks off.  In order to improve the soil for Daniel I really need to enlarge that bed and move the Salvia forwards into the new bit.  What's the best time of year to do this?

So really, how would you plan the entire operation?


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 07:39

Good morning all   G'day Pat if you're looking in 

Down to 13.4C overnight here in Norfolk, but climbing nicely now - we still have quite a stiff breeze but I'll probably be thankful for that later if the temperatures go up as predicted.

I have to pop down to the village for some lasagne sheets ... forgot them yesterday  otherwise I'll pop a load in the washing machine then make  a dish of lasagne and a big pot of Basque chicken for the weekend - that way when friend comes we're all catered for.  

We're off out this evening to see this  so I'll have to record the 'lympics 

Clari - I've known plenty of people who air their laundry in the greenhouse, and I know an elegant home in Devon where the conservatory is only used for drying the washing ........... isn't that right Hosta? 

Digging Up Potatoes.... found an EGG!!

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 07:25

Yes, it's a fox - they cache food and come back for it later.  

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 06:25

It sounds as if they'd been forced into flower very early ... How are they doing now?


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:18

DD what a team eh!!! 

Lily P. 

Now im  night night folks. Sweet dreams to all 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 16:34

It's fine to do it now. 

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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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