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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 21:34

So pleased it was a a beautiful day Yvie.  Thanks for taking the time to pop in and let us know.  Enjoy your hols.  Well earned downtime and now for some relaxation I hope.

Anniversary dinner was lovely - table in the garden, clear skies, warm breeze, lovely roses and a campsis in full trumpet mode up a wall, song birds singing and owls hooting at dusk and very tasty food.   One Spanish couple, 6 Dutch tho I'm stll not convinced - very laid back and jolly for Dutch people and eating out in a restaurant so I thought more likely Flemish Belgian?  Everyone else French.

Home now for some decaf and then bed.

Sweet dreams everyone.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 18:17

Take all the time you need BF.  Get well soon and don't overdo it when you do start gardening again.  Slow and easy does it.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 16:05

Hugs Pat.  Try and sleep well.

I have just finished cutting the "grass" and watering all my pots and am filthy from all the dust I threw up.  Lots of assorted insects and flutterbies , including a vivid yellow one so I have left some of the wild flowers to grow on - achilleas, umbellifers, pretty teeny blue flowers, mallows and, believe it or not, eryngium maritinum!  Plus all that mint and some nettles round the edges of the ruin and barn.

Speaking of cats, last night was the first undisturbed night since they came.  No nighttime cuddles or nose butting or trampolining.   

plant id please

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:57

One of the hardy geraniums.  You'll have to wait for flowers to decide which one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:50

Oh Pat.  Does that mean you have no contact with your grandkids either?  Dreadful.   

Help with yellow leaves on Wisteria please

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:48

Moisture first, then food.  It's a bit late to be feeding plants so make sure they're getting adequate moisture and, if you like, give them a foliar spray of 15ml of Epsom Salts dissolved in 5 litres of water.  If you can't spray it, water the mix onto each container but add a soluble aspirin too.   Both compounds help revive sickly plants.


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 14:49

Don't over react. Just apply common sense and take precautions as Dove says.

All sorts of potentially harmful plants out there from the obvious ones like stinging nettles to the medicinal ones like digitalis and yet the human race and its gardener subset have survived for millennia.   Even rhubarb and potatoes are harmful if you eat the wrong bits.   

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The Virtual Café

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 13:38

Read on DL.  She posted the recipe.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 13:27

Whenever we order a delivery of something big or that may come in a big truck I have to reassure people the lanes are wide enough and the entrance big enough so it can't be rocket science for companies who earn their money doing deliveries to have suitable vehicles and know their territory.

Changing location should help a lot.  New adventure apart from losing unhappy associations.

LP - I hope your family find a doggy solution soon.   Frustrating and disappointing.

Sun still shining and I've done enough sewing for today so i'm off out to cut the weeds masquerading as grass.  There's a delicious smell of mint in some areas but also an occasional blade of grass!  OH has been busy trimming back the hedge and some shrubs to make passage easier and less scratchy.  The brambles in there yield good fruit but are a bit unfriendly to bare skin.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 13:06

Gorgeous.  Thanks.

Discussions started by Obelixx

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

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Hello Forkers ... September edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content... 
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Who's nicked my figs?

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Snake ID please

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Clematis ID

Can you name this clematis? 
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Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

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Non fruiting fig

How to prod it into fruiting mode? 
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Another ID please

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Shrub ID please

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