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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:47

Morning all,

Good luck Clari

Wonky, hubby scratched his eye on a christmas tree once.  Had to wear a patch for a while it was the only way to stop it watering.  Hope it heals soon.

Glad the ear is getting there Dove, do you think it was a bite of some kind?

Pot hope your shoulder improves, mum swear's by something called Dog Oil when her shoulder/neck is playing up.  No idea what it is, but it always makes me laugh when she mentions it.

No real plans for today, too dismal to garden.  I've done a bit of necessary h*******k (kitchen floor was a health hazard).  Think my bestie might pop in for a cuppa and I'm off to Secondborn's late afternoon for a 3 day stint on nanna duty. 

Can't wonder off as I'm expecting a delivery from M&S.

Lost a filling so it might mean a visit to the dentist

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:24

Morning all, Can't stand all the cookery shows, lots of pretentious nonsense.  Mind you, can't stand reality TV  at all.  The only one I ever watch is the occasional Gogglebox when I need a good laugh. I think they should stick all these so called celebrities on a desert island to fend for themselves and the reality chefs can cook all the bugs and berries they can find.  I tend to throw some fruit on a couple of weetabix and that's as creative as it gets.

Grey and dismal here this morning, keeps trying to rain.  Don't think any gardening will get done. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:07

Afternoon all,

Weather dull and grey here with the odd shower so no gardening.   Had a walk round and the first of my bearded irises has flowered and clematis Nelly Moser is just opening.

Dove hope the ear carries on improving.

Clari good luck with the new job tomorrow.

Have a safe trip home BL.

Sorry if I've missed any other important news. 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:44

Afternoon all,

Debs I hope your mum continues to improve.  I have suffered from depression since my teenage years I have now finally found a medication that agrees with me and it has made a massive difference to my life.  I have to say that leaving work and spending more time gardening has also helped a lot.  I kept my illness a secret for many years lying about absences from work etc.  I'm so glad that people are finally talking about mental illness.

Deb you asked me earlier whether snapdragon twinny rose had a perfume.  To be honest I can't remember, must check when the current batch start to flower.

No gardening today as it's grey and miserable outside.  Have popped to Ashwoods for more compost and a bag of moonstone aggregate.  Just need a bit more round the pond.

Spent a couple of hours sorting out clothes and now have a second bag for the charity shop and much more space.  I've had to store quite a few pairs of jeans as they are too big.

Now drinking tea and watch Mr Darcy in Pride and Predjudice for what must be the hundreth time.

Bees and wasps

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:29

I've been stung a few times, once in Greece when I felt a tickle on my back and went to scratch it.  It was one of those huge things, the Turks call them Donkey Wasps, boy did it hurt. 

The second time was in Turkey when a wasp flew down my dress at a very post restaurant.  The dance I did was enjoyed by many diners and will never be repeated.

Secondborn had a wasp in her jeans, lord knows it got there.  She was standing on the croquet lawn at a large house (our band was going to perform at their daughters wedding in a marquee).  It stung her so many times she just whipped off the jeans and ran towards the house with me following her trying to hide her backside from being viewed by all the wedding guests.

Never been stung in the peace and quiet of my garden though.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 23:36

Evening all, I love DA roses, only one seems to suffer from blackspot and that's a rambler 'Paul's Noel'.  MU, David Austin is in Albrighton, Shropshire.   I pop over there a couple of times a year, the garden's are just beautiful (the tea rooms not bad either). I spray them once with rose clear very early in the season and make sure that I clear any dead leaves away. They get a good mulch in Feb and a feed of DA rose food in March/April.  I keep saying I don't have room for any more but I always seem to find a spot for the odd one.

Debs, was it you who mentioned Twinny Snapdragons?  I grew Twinny Rose last year from seed for the first time.  They were really lovely with a great germination rate.  I've grown them again this year.  I plant them in the garden in small groups where the daffs have died down.  Today I pulled up lots of forget me not that has gone to seed and planted snapdragons in their place.  The also work well in containers as they don't grow too tall.

Rain and Water butts

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 17:45

Good amount of rain over the last couple of nights none in the day. Water butt is full. Need another really.  I'm in the West Midlands. 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:37

Had a lovely day in the garden.  We had quite a bit of rain overnight so everything got a good watering.  Been pulling up forget me nots and planting snapdragons.  I love May.  It's my favourite month of the year.  Have about an hour before I pop over to see Jonah and Secondborn so time for another cuppa.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:28

Pat I really like Australia's entry, think it deserved better.  Didn't say earlier as I knew you hadn't watched it.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 14:26

Congratulations to all concerned BL.  I'ts been a lovely day here, have planted up a couple more pots and removed loads of forget me not to let the plants underneath breath a bit.  Spent a while sitting by the pond it's really starting to blend into the garden now.  Planted out some snapdragons grown from seed.  They are Twinny Rose and I just love them.

Off to Secondborn's to do a spot of impromptu nanna duty.  They are going to sort out a few things at their wedding venue and it's a bit close to Jonah's bed time to take him.

Catch you all later.

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