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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:17

Nr LINCOLN _ I thought it was a bit back-endish this morning, but the sun as got out and it's now a lovely morning, lets hope it stays that way. We had a torrential downpour yesterday evening so things look a little battered.

Hope your foot is soon better Frank, I understand it is very painful.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:11

Good morning all.

I thought it felt" back endish" when I first went out this morning, but now sun is shining, lovely morning.

Have baked 2 coconut and cherry cakes, the house smells lovely, 1 for us and 1 for daughter with foot in plaster(broken bone, torn muscles and ligaments)

On the subject of toms, we have got a very good crop, all grown in the greenhouse, 6 Gardeners delight, 3 Alicante, and 1 Golden Sunrise, which has cropped well, but we are not impressed with the flavour or texture, won't be growing it again.Will be making tomato chutney shortly.

Have a nice day whatever you are doing, be back later


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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:50

Geoff.--The French are very chic, so no socks with sandals, knotted hankies, braces, or sunburn, but then we wouldn't expect that of you.

We also have a check list. The last time we went away in the caravan OH said he had checked it 4 time, muttering to himself as he did it. When we arrived at Burford, he had forgotten the TV ariel pole. nuff said.

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 17:21

Bonsoir, Geoff,

Have you got everything? the mossi cream, sun cream,  euro's, passport, warning triangle, yellow vest, car insurance documents. The list is endless, french phrase book, maps, directions to camp site hotel or gite.etc. etc....  These are the questions I get asked as we head for the ferry by my OH. when it's too late to do anything about it. I'm a bag of nerves before we hit French soil.. Oh the pleasures of foreign travel

No doubt you have everything well under control.

Hope you have a wonderful time, we will expect to hear all about it.

Bon Voyage!!

PS. like the new weather forecast thing at the right of the page.

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 10:09

Hi Gracie5.

They are a hardy perennial, a Shasta daisy, that should be planted in the border, in sun or half  shade.

I have one in my garden and it has been in flower all summer, just starting to go over now so am dead heading to encourage more buds if I'm lucky.

They are usually as tough as old boots,so I would leave it where it is and feed in the spring, and hopefully it should grow alright next year.

unknown plant

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 22:50

They only last for a couple of years for me too . I had them in pots for the first year and then transplanted them to the garden, after that they disappeared, I think the severe winter we had 2 years ago finished them off, should have lifted them and stored.. Very pretty though.

unknown plant

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 22:35


I think it is Gladiolus Muriale, it is also known as Acidanthe Muriale.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:21

Good morning everyone.

I thought I was to only one with that irritating thing going round and round in the top left corner telling me its connecting, well it's not.

Kate and Geoff, I'm impressed by your industriousness this morning, so far I've only managed a shower, breakfast and a tidy up indoors.

As for grass verges, they leave it so long before they cut them here that it's a right mess, then they come along and blow all the cuttings everywhere, impressed NO!!

now I've got that off my chest,I'll get some deadheading done, before we hit town.

Have anice day everyone.

Giant Beetroot.

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:19

This particular beetroot was in my friends garden set in amongst the flowers. As she has been having a lot of building work done, the garden had been a little neglected. I think the one or two she had left were just there for the visual effect and virtually forgotten. We were just having a potter about admiring the blooms when she found them.

I agree with Dovefromabove, the best way to eat beetroot is when it's small, raw or cooked as a veg, but I still like it in vinegar.

really need help

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 07:37

Hi Andy.

I agree with Insomnia1973.

You really do need to sort out what you want to keep by the way of  plants, garden pots etc, what you can get rid of take to the tip,recycle, tidy up and then you will be able to see the wood for the trees

Once you have cleared up it will spur you on to do the job, involve the children they all like to think they are helping.

Do you have any good friends who could lend you a hand? Have a Garden Party, any neighbours who have gardens might give you a few plants to get you going.

Don't be put off, all gardens take time and quite a bit of elbow grease.

As Insomnia1973 says, get rid of the rubbish and come back, there are lots of gardeners ready to help with advise on the forum.

Best of luck, keep smiling and you'll get there.

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