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Fork Handles

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 15:37

Hi everyone.

Back from lunch out and garden centre visit. Lovely lunch, twice baked cheese souffle to start, then roast beef and all the trimmings for main, no room for pud. Quite a posh place, was called Madam could get used to going out every Sunday!

Bought a Ilex, Northern Lights for large pot, some Lady Chrystl seed potaotes and weed suppressing membrane for new flower bed. Spent a few voucher but still have a lot left Will I be the last to post on 999???

Congrats to Becks sister, he looks lovely

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 10:37

Nr Lincoln.

Cloudy and windy, but milder than it has been lately.


Fork Handles

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 10:34

Morning All.

Hope Santa brings you lots of goodies Geoff.

Got a busy day so just a quick visit, Off to GC with lots of gift vouchers, then out for Sunday lunch at a restaurant courtesy of Groupon then to see Mum. She had a rather bad turn in the week, just want to see how she's doing, she seemed ok when we called on Friday, but at 99 nearly 100 you never know from day to day how she'll be.

That will just about take care of the day, will be in need of a nice quiet evening watching tv. Good night for us on Sunday, after the rubbish on Saturday evening.

Enjoy your day whatever you're up to, Happy Gardening and Geoff, don't eat too much Christmas Pud, just think of the waistline


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:29

Nr Lincoln.

Cold wind, bright sunshine. Ice on wild life pond first thing but has now thawed.

Hope it lasts, don't mind the cold just so long as it's sunny


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:24

Bjay, anything that germinates is exciting, the wonders of nature, love it. My OH is all ways over the moon when he digs his first root of potatoes of the season, be a while yet though

Lovely snowdrops Pam. I saw my first clump of wild  snowdrops this year growing in the hedgerow yesterday, we have got lots in the garden. It lifts the spirits, Spring can't be far away, can it?


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 11:09

Morning All

Just a quick visit while OH is out feeding the birds, greenhouse duties, etc, before we go to fetch the eggs.

I bought some more begonia illumination corms/tubers, never sure what to call them, yesterday from Wilko's. Not very big 2 for £2. I've got some from last year just want to bulk up the baskets.

I have got the French garden programme to watch sometime today, was watching the 2nd episode of Silent Witness last night so recorded Monty. How can a man look good in that suite with braces, but he gets away with it.Ahhh.

Lizzie. washing doesn't dry here either, it just as my Mum says  "lightens" it. unless of course you get a gale, then you can't keep it on the line

Catch you all later, garden and jobs calling.

Have a good day.


Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:42

I don't have any particular time to prune it. Just if I happen to be passing it and think it needs a bit of a tidy up.

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:25

I've got a creamy yellow one, that grows in shade and apart from taking off the straggly ends that get in the way I never prune it, and it flowers profusely every year.

In fact the poor thing gets very little attention, but it still keeps going and looks a picture, so I leave well alone.


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:19

Only 10 more pages to go to hit the1000!!!!Will we make it tomorrow?

I like pizza

Goodnight All

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 17:01

I got here via my postings seems all right at the moment. Thanks Lizzie for the info on French gardens I will print it out and put it in the holiday folder. getting quite a few pages in there.

Talking of ponds, the groundsman at Mums res. home has cordoned off the pond as he says it has tested positive for e-coli, apparently he says it is quite common in fish ponds. He did seem a bit vague so whether it's true I don't know.

Been watching the Red Arrows this afternoon practising, just four of them, looping the loop.

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