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Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 10:02

Morning All.

I have just posted on another browser and then the d***** thing froze, so have changed browser and started again, looks like it's going to be one of those days. My other posting might be somewhere in cyberspace or not

Sunny here this morning, but we had a hard frost, ice on the ponds, not white blouse weather.

Just going to make breakfast, egg, bacon and tomatoes, Sunday treat then out into the wilderness to try and do a bit of something. Noticed we have some sweet violets in flower.

Have a good day, don't do too much.


Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 08:46

Morning All.

Gary,-- Just goes to show how much peoples opinions differ. I thought last nights French Gardens was the worst one of all in the series. Didn't know whether we were watching a programme on French impressionist painters or gardens. The only garden I really liked was Monet's and then it had an English Head Gardener. We visited it a few years ago, and yes it is beautiful especially the water gardens, but give me an English garden any day of the week. But it is only my opinion, so pleased you enjoyed the programme. Vive le difference. Lovely picture of Harlow Car, now that is a garden 

Enjoy your day forkers, make the most of the mild weather, set to get cold again next week.


Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 11:43

Good morning everyone.

Back from the wilds of Warwickshire, beautiful county, but boy was it cold. Lots of snow over Stow on the Wold way, like being in fairy land. You will have to fill me in on anything of importance I have missed, far too many posts to catch up on.

Out into the garden today, far too nice to be indoors.

Love the pansies, Pam. my violas in pots look sick. will have to pick them over and see if I can rescue them, hopefully with a few days warmth they will revive.

We visited a GC in Burford, It was soo expensive didn't buy anything, only garden voucher for SIL birthday oh and a packet of dry cured bacon from farm shop, greatly reduced

Have a nice day folks, must away and do something OH just making coffee. no cake though have got to be good, ate too much on hols.


Fork Handles

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 07:48

Morning Folks.

Gary, Don't like the sound of that snow, I'm heading down your way later this morning, so I hope it has all gone by the time I get there. We have had a sprinkling here but it looks wet and there is no ice on the pond.

Have a good week fellow forkers, will catch up when I get back.


Fork Handles

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 18:29

Hi everyone.

Full up after tea. Roast pheasant, with bacon on the top, bread sauce, cabbage, mash, roast parsnips, and gravy. Then we had pancakes as we will be away from home on Tuesday, Now need to relax and watch a bit of TV.

Sorry to hear of Jean and Lotties trouble, trust they will have some good news soon.

Off to watch Blandings.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 17:28

I agree Geoff. I watched  just for the sheer plearsure of seeing a beautiful garden, whether it is to my taste or not. I admire the hard work and vision that has gone into the making of them. If you learn something along the way, all the better.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:28

Morning All.

We have got loads of gardening books, but the one that we always refer to is  Readers Digest. The Gardening Year. We have had it for about 25-30 yrs, It takes you month by month through the year, both vegetable and flower gardening. It might be old, but basic techniques don't change. We find it invaluable. You will probably find one on Ebay . I also use the internet, lots of information out there.


Cheap seeds

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:21

Aldi have some packets of seed for 39p, basic varieties but if you just want say a packet of parsley or other bog standard varieties, then they are fine. Why pay more

The stand was emptying fast.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 08:57

Nr Lincoln.

Dull and light rain. looks like being a gloomy day.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 22:46

I loved Geoff Hamiltons approach to gardening, he made everything look achievable by amateurs, he had such any easy style, but unfortunately he is no long with us.

I have enjoyed Monty Dons series so far, this week more so than last, mainly because we have visited some of the gardens featured and for the beautiful french scenery. As many of you have said, it is lacking in growing information, but I have enjoyed it for what it is, a pleasant hour of relaxation.

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