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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:29

Matty2 I hope you bought the flamingo.

Mum bought me a plant today  Coreopsis garnet, gorgeous and will fit nicely in a placce just 'made for it'. Will have to look it up though as not much info on the label.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:54

Morning all.

I'm a bit worried about the re-emergence (tried spell check for that but it didn't work, sorry!) of Verdun's underpants, is he now washing just to match or contrast with his garden regardless of what needs to be washed?

Lovely to see old friends yesterday, but what a lot of HW I did before their visit! No rest today though,not sure quite how today will pan out, lots of scurrying around, I don't think I'll be at home much. One of those days when you can't work out a good order to do everything. Best get started.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 14:12

Just got into garden after a full on housework session. Now having picnic with son. Absolute scorcher when sun out then cloud comes over, just a slight breeze.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:53

Wow, Zoe, you don't mess around do you? Had to look back at dates on your posts, quick work! I'd be pondering for the next 3 weeks. Well done, can I borrow you to put my ideas into action? It looks good, just wait till it all takes off in next year or so.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:44

sorry to hear about your daughter P, hope things are ok soon.

Spent yesterday sticking labels next to perennials to avoid disturbing them next spring, who's betting they go walk about!

Friends over tomorrow (just found out via OH) so lots and lots and lots of HW to get on with, but hopefully child friendly pub for tea - so I won't have to cook.

Have a good evening all.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 19:21

Buried fish - where it's cooked by the heat of the volcanic ash, didn't try it.

Fascinating place, especially being 4x4'd over the ash left from the 2010 eruption (can't spell or even say the name of volcano) and through the rivers from the glacier above. Amazing. Everyone should go.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 19:17

Zoe, only just seen this thread and it looks so exciting.

As said before what a fantastic blank canvas. Don't try too hard to get it perfect first time - that's no fun and frankly it's just not gardening (not as I know it anyway).

Buy what you love. Beg from friends - now is a good time as you can see the 'finished product' and most plants are nearly ready to be divided. Even start some seeds from seedswap on the forum.

You can get bamboo or willow canes to cover the wall easily and quickly, which can act as a backdrop for whatever you plant. I've seen outdoor photo canvases on Living Social recently - think they were expensive though but could look great with your own picture outside.

Good luck and enjoy.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:29

Hi Pentillie, I don't think we've met, pleased to meet you and welcome back. Not a day goes by without missing something on here!


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:26

I found this facinating and thought I'd share it with the forum.

I was amazed and enchanted by the country as a whole but it was such a treat to see how they use goethermal power to grow tomatoes all year, I hope you can read the information sign for full details.

 Bees are imported from Holland


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:00

Oh not even read your post yet but I'm laughing my socks off at the pic !

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