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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:32

Chicky, it was just a big patch of weedy grass when she moved in with one very large sycamore and a couple of bamboos.  we cleared a raised bed under the tree and cut the lawn away from the fence so it could be edged properly with shears.  We also removed the bamboo.  Looks much better now and she can cut beds out as and when she has the time and the funds to buy plants.  I'm just glad she's showing an interest in gardening, Firstborn can't stand it.

Ooh just heard the first rumble of thunder and 'it's as black as a bag over Bill's mothers'.

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:19

Oh no Rebecca you said the word.  TT will be out in force.

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:18

Hi folks, Lovely spider plants Daisy. 

Well no sooner the word than deed.  Acanthus and Day Lily now in the green bin along with the cuttings from the back lawn.  Just managed to put the tools away before the heavens opened.  No thunder yet but it's forecast.

Now I have two lovely spaces in prime spots.  More plant porn me thinks while it's raining.

Need Ideas for planting under a tree.

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:02

Thanks for your ideas folks, some good ones there, will do a bit of online window shopping

Need Ideas for planting under a tree.

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:20

I'm currently helping my daughter plan her first garden and wondered if anyone had any ideas for planting under a very large sycamore tree.  She wants spring bulbs (daffs and bluebells) with a few hellebores but not sure what to go with to follow on and keep interest during the summer and autumn.

The tree is next to a fence and she would like to grow something to hide the fence, doesn't mind if it's a climber or shrub.

All ideas gratefully received.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:13

Morning all, been awake since 5. Another week of Firstborn's hols gone.  They come home next Saturday can't wait to see them.  Planning on a bit of gardening today if the rain holds off.  Nothing else on the agenda. Spent yesterday helping Secondborn sort her garden out.  Lots of Jonah cuddles and playtime.  I'm a bit achey but glad to be busy. Enjoy your Saturday.

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 07:51

Morning folks, have been awake since 5.  Another week of Firstborns hols gone.  Will have her back next weekend can't wait to see Merri and Mabel and have a cuddle.

Not got much planned today.  The weather forecast says we might have a thunderstorm.  I'm toying with removing a couple of plants from the garden so if the rain stays away I can get that done.  Want to get rid of a day lily that's not earning it's keep. Bit concerned how big the Acanthus is getting and a salvia that I like but is getting a bit big for it's boots.

Spent yesterday at Secondborn's helping her sort the garden out so aching a little bit.  Lots of Jonah cuddles and pushing him on the swing too.

Hope everyone has a good Saturday.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 16:34

LillyP I'm going to Turkey in three weeks time.  That quiche looks lovely Dove.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 12:46

Afternoon all on a grey fed up kind of day.  Went to wilkos this morning to pick up an order of toiletries and medicines, mainly holiday stuff, but I can't seem to get any enthusiasm going for trip.  Wish the weather was  better so I could get out in the garden and tire myself out. 

Sorry to hear about your tenants Hosta.  We have tenants in father in law's house, a single mum and her son.  She might not keep the house up to my standards but she has been there for about six years now and doesn't cause us any trouble so I wont mind having to tart the house up when she leaves.  We will have to sell the property in a few years time to pay off the rest of our interest only mortgage.  Not looking forward to all the hassle when the time come. 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 12:21

Afternoon all, It's Prince Phillips last day of public engagements, he isn't dead unless it happened in the last couple of hours.  Happy Birthday Lants, I've stopped celebrating birthdays, can't be bothered.

Sorry to hear about the eczema Chey, it can be a distressing disease.  Secondborn had terrible eczema as a baby due to various allergies, including milk.  She grew out of it but now has a nut allergy to has to be careful.

Weather here is horrible.  Grey and miserable with the threat of rain.  Want to get out in the garden but not sure if I can be bothered.  Went to Wilko this morning to pick up an online order, mainly stuff for holiday, toiletries and medicines etc.  Other than that no plans for today.  Might give the light fittings a wipe over as the ladders are up from the cellar.  What an exciting life I lead.

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