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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:16

Hi Pat - Possum has brought home her laundry despite having a machine in her apartment and OH around to do ironing for her last week!   

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Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:13

You can buy legs in DIY stores, metal and wood.   More interestingly, I've found a DIY store here that sells tops for set of legs - useful as I have legs and bases but not all the tops and this garden is big enough to let me put handy tables and seating areas in several spots - pot displays and maybe even for sitting and having a drink.   

Cosmos kitten was in full play and cuddle mode at 6am and is relentless.   Minstrel kitten is so much more subtle.    

Cosmos seeds will be sown, along with loads of other stuff when I get my polytunnel erected.   OH is playing golf today so we haven't had time to discuss his jobs schedule or garden plans now that our future potager is prepped.

Love all the cat stories and families.   M-U - there's a Greek line dance too to the theme of Zorba the Greek.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:35

Afternoon all.    Very tiring having a boozy lunch at the neighbours and then staying up ttill 1:30 to watch Star Wars with Possum and then cuddly kitten antics at 6am.  I've had a long, dozy morning reading, chatting with Possum and cuddling the 4 legged crew.

Just had brunch and now it's clouded over.  Will still have a potter outside.  OH is playing golf and will be home for dinner.

Sorry about all the floods Pat and now mudslides in Colombia.  Water can be overwhelming.

Exciting for Wonky to get her new greenhouse so soon.  Will you be going over for the inauguration ceremonies Dove?

TB - yes please, pics of new border.

Looking forward to getting one planted myself now OH is back to heave big pots about and turn over the soil for me.   Told farmer's wife neigbour I'd brought over 100 pots of plants from Belgium and she clearly thinks I'm mad.  They have two big pots of flowers by the front door and then a big potager at the back.   No ornamentals.

What else will come home from Wisley Chicky?

Get well soon Amber.   

Hello and enjoy your day to all I've missed.

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:24

LB - I'll have you know I can do a line dance to Lord of the Dance.  The Belgians call it L'irlandaise.  I can also do a one to the theme of Zorba the Greek, usually danced in a circle.

Was going to bed but Possum and I had a snack attack and found Star Wars on Sky.   Now the kittens have woken up and the dogs want to play too so things are getting lively again.  

Sycamore tree saplings from neighbours tree

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:36

Lawns usually get cut every 5 to 7 days.    It stands to reason that your baby sycamores will eventually die if you keep decapitating them.

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:15

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:58

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Sunny here for the most part and no rain tho they had some in the next village.   We have been to the neighbours for lunch - 5 hours - so are feeling sated and snoozely.  

Gorgeous flowers on that plant M-U.   Oh asked me about our rhodo which is just coming into flower.  We don't have one.  Turns out he meant the magnolia which looked dead when we arrived in October but has responded to watering and feeding by finally putting on loads of leaf buds and a few luscious magenta flower buds.   One to nurture.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 23:08

Linda T - The thing about retiring is you wake up when you're ready too (or used to) and can roll over and go back to sleep if you feel like it.

I think we've had enough Barbados now.    Plants that grow easily there are not going to like UK latitudes or weather except in very sheltered gardens or maybe a conservatory not a luxury available to the majority of viewers I imagine.

Chris Baines is wonderful.    Good to see him back again.


Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:02

Dead head those too.   They look unsightly left and you get a better flower the next year tho I know some people treat tulips as annuals as they often don't come back if the soil is a bit too heavy for them.   I grew species tulips quite happily in Belgium but the hybrids didn't ever come back.

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Posted: 31/03/2017 at 15:59

I like ironed sheets and duvet covers too but I have a wheeze.   Years ago when we both worked long hours I told OH he could only hog the big TV in the living room for hours on end of sport if he did all the ironing.   Still does it now.

Very restrained LB.   I try to restrict myself to plants I haven't got as seeds or in pots brought with us.  Gives me plenty of scope but I also have no new beds yet.   That will be fixed this coming week.

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