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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 21:39

Hi folks, I go missing for a couple of days and it takes me hours to read back, you have been a chatty lot.

Lots of potential with that garden Obelisk and the house is lovely.  Hope everything is going well.

Wonky congratulations on the new job, I don't blame you for being so excited.  Getting paid for doing smething you love is just fantastic.

Some people are just dispicable RB, hubby had the phone call about problems with computers the other day and I'm sick of all the ones I get via email.

Been busy looking after Jonah last night and today, tomorrow I'm on nanna duty with Mabel and Merri so no time for gardening this week.

Have loads of bulbs I need to plant and have to find homes for 6 2ltr perennials that I bought from Suttons for the bargain price of £15.00 in their sale.  Have no idea when I will be able to get it all sorted.

Off to have a look round.'see' you all later.

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 20:18

Mine stay in the ground and I give them a good mulch.  I live in the midlands and so far so good.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 11:02

Morning all, 

Sorry to hear about your health issues Pat.  Don't worry about visiting Casualty.  Any shortness of breath and chest pain shouldn't be ignored. 

Glad the back is easing up Wonky.

Well, what a weekend.  We are in the process of changing ownership of a house left to hubby by his parents and needed the deeds and probate information.  I keep all paperwork in the same place, although I admit it's not sorted out as often as it should be.  We went through all the folders and couldn't find the one we needed.  In fact we went through them all at least 3 times, took all saturday and we ended up with piles and piles of paper that needed to be destroyed.  Still no deeds. 

During saturday I had made lots of suggestions as to places hubby could check while I looked elsewhere, we even went down the cellar!!  Finally after continuing the search for most of yesterday we resigned ourselves to having to find out how we could get round the situation. 

I then double checked with hubby to see if he had looked where I had suggested, such as 'Did he take the drawers out to check if anything had slipped down the back'.  His answer was 'Oh no I didn't do that'.

Yes, you're right.  The folder was there.  Two b***dy days of searching and worrying.  I could kill him, and did he say sorry, like hell he did.  (why isn't there a smiley with steam coming out of its ears)

Consequently a very wasted weekend.  Although I do now have very tidy drawers and nicely filed paperwork

On a positive note my bulbs arrived this morning although it's much too wet to plant anything

Is it dead and what is growing out of this!!!??

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 10:22

Don't worry about the hydrangea.  The flowers are going over now and should be left on the plant over winter to protect the new growth underneath.  Not sure it will be happy in that trough in the long term, they prefer to be in the garden.  Some grow big and some stay relatively small.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:13

Afternoon all,  Had a busy few days looking after grandchildren, so not much gardening.  Wallflower and Hollyhock seeds have germinated and are doing well so will be pricking them out soon.  Will keep them in the greenhouse over winter and plant out in the spring.

Visited mum this morning and she seems in better spirits so that cheered me up a bit.  Had a good week at weightwatchers, lost 4.5 lbs in my first full week so really pleased .

Hope you feel better soon Wonky.

DD fingers crossed for you re bank manager.

Glad to hear that Bushman is OK.

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 21:00

Said agapanthus but was thinking alium re onion smell, but don't think they grow in such a congested clump.

Really don't know how anyone could do it Steve, isn't it mainly the breeders that carry out this barbaric act Steve.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:39

Evening all, busy couple of days, looked after Merri and Mabel yesterday and stayed over to take them to school and nursery and then tomorrow I'm booked to give Jonah lots of cuddles.  It's a hard job but somebody has to do it

Managed to get an hour or so in the garden this morning before the rain started. Split a Tulbaghi or it could be an Agapanthus, the jury's out (do they both have an onion/garlic smell I wonder).  Also planted some aubetia and deadheaded. 

Saw a boxer dog the other day with a proper tail, it looked quite strange but very happy.  I too think that there's too much inbreeding re dogs, it's no wonder many pedigrees have problems.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 10:21

Hi folks,  Had a lazy start to the day haven't even had breakfast yet

Glad to hear you have made progress re medication Pat and that your neck is improving Hosta.

Not too many aches and pains for me today despite my efforts in the garden yesterday.

It's dull and a bit drizzily here today so not sure what I'll be up to.  Need to cut back a chocolate vine, even though it's not the right time, as it's choking a twisted hazel that's in the same part of the garden.  Not sure I'm up to it today though.

Hope everyone has a good day.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:09

Hi Folks, It's a lovely day here so I've been busy in the garden.  Visited mum this morning and was very pleased she had cheered up.  I dread going when she is feeling down as I always come away feeling guilty.  Popped to Ashwoods and picked up some Rip van Winkle daffs.

So far have removed some crocosmia, thinned out the forget me nots, divided a heuchera and planted some Chionodoxa.  Think that will do for today.  I'm trying to plant the bulbs as they arrive rather than do them all at once.

Hope your neck and shoulder improves Hosta. 

buddlia buzz

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:00

Disagree Hortum,  My buzz is plastered with flowers and butterflies love it.  Its a great plant for the smaller garden, or mid border in larger gardens.

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