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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:00

Worn out after watching Federer v Cilic... . Hope Andy doesn't put us through more of the same - I will have no nails left...


Just had time for a quick shower, phone brother (it's his birthday) and text friend who's poorly before holding down the sofa again. Glad I prepared tonight's dinner last night...


Shifted a compost bin full this morning - beds look better for mulching but my back is complaining now.


SYL

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:41

Arduaine Garden - OH remembered.


While looking found this site with 20 gardens listed for Argyle & Bute 


http://www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk/gardens.php


On the way up would also recommend Larch Cottage Nursery in Melkinthorpe nr Penrith.  Ver quirky gardens, lovely plants to buy and an excellent Italian restaurant for lunch. Went for an hours whizz round - stayed all day!

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:28

I've been to Inverewe ~ it's beautiful 


There's also a garden which I think is not too far from Loch Melfort near Oban. Can't remember the name at the moment - will come back to you on that one.

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 19:32

Depending on which way / how you are travelling I strongly recommend Margery Fish's gardn at East Cranbroke Manor in Somerset - small(ish) but perfectly formed. Ideal for an hour's stop over.


Congratulations BTW 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 18:38

Remind me to wish you a "Good Moaning" tomorrow Wonky  - but listen very carefully - for I shall zees only once 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 17:15

Well I'm glad you like 'Chateau de Gateau' - although if you say it with an Estuary twang it does sound like the sort of thing Del Boy might say to Rodders don't you think? 


Was trying to think of a classier alternative and came up with 'Le Millefeuille' or "Maison du Millefeuille' because:


Millefeuille is my favourite pastry 


Both Brits and French know it's a pastry


The english translation of millefeuille is 'a thousand leaves' - so a subtle reference to DD's love of gardening. 

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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 14:07

Oooh - budge up Dove - managed to get away early and do the SM sweep so now it's time for some serious sofa-holding-down. Seems a shame on such a lovely day but someone has to do it. 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 08:32

Gonna be a hot one folks 


Office this morning, then SM, then 'a little bit of Roger' 


See yous all later

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 23:54

Thanks for the heads up about Roger's match Joyce - I've just set the recorder in case I don't get home till later. Might have to see if I can sneak away early 'cos I need to go to the SM too.


It's very late now - need to get some shut eye. Night all 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:28

Got a lot done in the garden today but it was quite hot this afternoon so am feeling it now. Lots of big gaps in the borders now the spring / early summer stuff has been hoiked out or cut back - honesty, hesperis and aquilegia are really quite large plants and leave a big hole when they've gone. Still, there's a nursery bed full of plants so no doubt it will be stuffed to the gunwales again in a few weeks.


Didn't see any tennis today - was it good? Hoping to watch some when I get home from the office tomorrow - hoping Federer and Murray will be playing. A little bit of Roger always makes my day


Nice cake Fairy - could do with a bit right now with a nice cup of tea.

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