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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:09

 Tulip and Hyacinths, roses too!

 tulips yet to open, and clematis climbing away!

 front of the trellis, climbing roses hiding there somewhere!

 another angle.

 one of the troughs


 last one!

 The tulips in the above shot in the middle trough are the same as everything that hasn't bloomed yet in front of the trellis, will add pics when that lots comes out. Got the clematis to come, as well as roses and tree lillies. It's starting to get there!


What has happened???

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:42

not really, as none of us would get wound up over the use of one word.

No private club

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:40

Not started anything up, Dove was right, finally got some notifications mailed to me. I couldn't really give two hoots about a different forum, what I do object to, is the 'bullying' of people online. Asking people to publicly shun others.. honestly it's pathetic, and if that is the level of the members on the other forum, so much the better that they are there, and not here. My final rant on that one, if people use another forum I don't care, I'll continue on here regardless.


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:26

Morning folks, today I have loads planned, kids with mummy so I have no excuse. Work, work work! Have a good one.

water those poor souls!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:54

yep, once the foliage dies back, lift them brush off the soil, then treat them like onions/garlic. Put them in a net bag, or an old pair of tights, and put thm in a cool spot in the shed/garage. Then plant them in autumn as usual. I find if I give them feed once a week, even the pound shop bulbs are like 5 times the size for next year, and you get many more flowers,

water those poor souls!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 08:58

just a normal general fertiliser, easiest to mix in the watering can as you fill. If you pinch out the seed heads after the flowering, the leaves left behind are the ones storing up the food for next year, so that is why I said feed and water well. In summer you can then dig these nice plump bulbs up and store til oct/nov and replant then.

What has happened???

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 00:24

yes, I'd like to echo blackest's (damn that's a hard name to quote!) sentiments.. was a clique, now no clique.. Got to be for the best, there's loads on here who can help, and with nice comments, you can get all of those who are too shy, but have 20 years experience to post! My knowledge is not that great, but if it can be expanded by this forum, then it's all good. If I can get along with the posters, well, I'll be singing the praises!

water those poor souls!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:48

Yes we had snow and the odd bit of rain, but your bulbs, daffs, tulips need water now!!! if you have baskets water them everyday.. you won't be disappointed! Give them a feed once a week, and when they go to seed pinch them off, and continue to feed.. they will store this for next year :P

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:44

TY for the welcome backs :P Have to get my new pics up, the 400 or so bulbs are finally sorting themselves out!

What has happened???

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:52

Man, I thought I wasn't til my eyebrow dropped off this morning!

Discussions started by BrummieBen

growing brassicas

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clematis - The President

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It's back, trying biological control this time. 
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water those poor souls!

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Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 09:35

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Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 22:46

anyone else think this 'extended' winter, means a good summer

as above 
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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 12:46

So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

well not really 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 18:33

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

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Your Favourite Tools

The ones you use most! 
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Needing old mouse or vole nests

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While it's been raining

trawling youtube for gardening 
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Most famous moment with your plants?

meeting a big cheese 
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