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British Gardens in Time - TV

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 21:14

Time?  Channel please?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 19:06

Why did spellchecker intervene?  Harry's brakes are broken!   

Fingers crossed you never need one then NB.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 17:52

Only since July 25th BF?   Here it's been 13 months and counting still.  One inch of rain in the last week is not enough to break the drought so 14 months now.

I grew pumpkins up trellis in Belgium - frees space and also get the fruits up into the sun for better ripening and no slug munchies.

Anyone know these plants?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 17:47

Top is buddleia and bottom I know as Korean honeysuckle but brain has forgotten its botanical name.  Someone will know.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 17:44

How kind of them to think of you Hosta!

I too dozed off whilst being scanned for neck injuries.  Had been in intolerable pain for a few weeks so they gave me a relaxant and I dropped off to the soothing rhythm of the scanning noises.  

Long day today and sore feet now cos I wore newish shoes which I thought I'd broken in.   Anyway, Harry needs a full new set of breaks.  reckon the noise is the pads rubbing.  Even when not braking?  yes.  We'll see.   Market raid done - well brought up Barnsley chops, fat clams for spaghettit vongole tonight and some raw milk cheeses for OH.   Lunch at one of our favourite fishy restaurants then shopping for cushion pads and fabric, SM raid and freezer shop raid.

Home to find chaps have been busy and the windows are filthy.  They've dug a channel in the concrete terrace for leccy and water, laid some concrete and waterproof membrane and then plumber came along later and drilled through the "cave" wall and laid water pipes.   Slow to start but motoring now.

Hope you've all had a good day and that missing bits turn up, broken parts get fixed, sleeps are had.  Can you not set a fire without an incinerator Liri?  Joyce - I have endless hours of painting to get through and curtains to make - good for rainy days if we ever get any and yes, it will be lovely to get out and garden.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 08:54

Or offer another freebie to rescue?   Poor plants but they'll be grateful for the watering.

Japanese maple

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 08:24

Try google.  There must be something out there but not necessarily a whole book.  Ask at your local library which will have access to lists of "Books in Print" on any subject plus any available to lend in their system.

Meanwhile, there's a bit here if you scroll down - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=126 and here - https://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/page.cfm?page_ref=how_to_care_for_acers 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 08:19

Noisy start here - dogs barking cos the builders arrived and then the dulcet tones of a stone grinder and pneumatic drill excavating the channel through the terrace for the water and leccy to be brought in.  I've been and cleared an access in the cave/outhouse so they can drill with impunity and gusto.

Previous owners just left marine ply covers on the accesses to pipes heading for the septic tank and water cleaning systems so I've asked for proper ones.  Don't want to find that when I'm 37 they've rotted and we fall thru unsuspected holes.

Very misty this morning with visibility down to a couple of 100 metres.  Hope it clears by 10 as we have to go to Olonne to get sick Harry treated.   Cloth ears can finally hear the rubbing noise now that it's become a grinding noise so has booked him in.  That means a trip to the fish and organic cheese and veggies market, lunch by the port and shopping for a present.   Hard life.

Hope all are well.   Love that photo Chicky, and your drawing Pat.  Good news Hosta.   I hope all those Saudi women are given dash cams cos the men will blame them for every little scratch!

Unknown fruit/seeds

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 17:29

I think akebia too.  Figs can be green or purple.


Posted: 26/09/2017 at 16:12

Euonymus europaeus?  Spindle tree?

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