Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:03

Evening all. Seven o'clock and I'm first! Everyone must be stil in the garden, or watching the tennis. We've had a great day in the garden and I've planted a lot of stuff - but still have lots more to plant.  

GardenG, thanks for the link. I live about 2 or 3 miles from Tondu, actually. (Pronounced Tondee, in case it matters! )





Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:06

P.S. Feel quite envious of you, BL, shopping in a French supermarket. Not so much the meat (expensive and bony) but things like cheese, coffee, sausages, salads and flans. Even if you buy things labelled 'French style sausages' or whatever, they don't seem to taste the same in the UK. Or am I just being nostalgic about past holidays?


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:01

Had a look at your garden, Verd. I am very annoyed with you - thought mine was nice until I saw yours!  

OH, who hates gardening (he claims) is having a lovely time making one of the front lawns oval instead of square and widening the borders, and chatting to passing neighbours. for considerable chinks of time. Think he is abandoning his threat to mow all the borders. I'm making a big push to plant my seedlings and finally get a tidy patio. Bought another 12 nice hellebore seedlings from Hayloft and have been growing them on. I'd like to put them the ground too. I'm realising that, in summer, much of the garden is too sunny for them so I'm getting a bit desperate looking for spaces for them all.

Andy and all others having outings today, have a great time! Me, I'm saving for a new bathroom, so outings are limited to weeks away in the  middle of a field in the caravan. (Lovely, actually.)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 22:42

They really are 27, FG. Or thereabouts. Rather a long way to Scotland, otherwise I'd jump at the offer re. Sunday.  Unfortunately, I also have a patio chair that needs holding down.  As for the Welsh being halfway to being Scots, it is actually the other way around - the Scots almost qualify to be Welsh, if only they hadn't fled to the wrong bit of Britain and intermarried with Norsemen.

Night,all. Sleep well.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:45

I'm impressed, Ggirl! I'd love to get involved in a scheme to improve our area.

Any know what these plants are ?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:43

Hope you do well, Molene. You look as if you are 27, like me (and most other posters on this forum, it seems). I planted quite a few scabious last year and appear to have lost the lot, so I hope you do better than me!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:40

Bit jealous myself, Verdun. WW has his life organised better than I've organised mine.  Have a great time, WW.

Murray has won!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:31

I have to admit - I'm enjoying the match! What is happening to me? I can even make some sense of the rules. Got OH to water for me. Men are so handy.



Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:15

Younger than me but older than Verdun? Just how old do you think  I am? 90?

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:12

Tentative suggestion - Polygonum? If so, its common name is knotweed and some are weeds, some are border plants.

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