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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 17:37

Have been pruning and tidying this afternoon, also made a loaf of bread. It takes much longer clearing up than it does pruning. There is so much to do out there.

Just when we are going to Norfolk next week the wretched French air traffic controllers say they are probably going on strike for 5 days. They are paid well and they are constantly going on strike.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 17:29

Have pruned Madame Alfred Carrière, Meg and a big yellow buddleia, also cut down some old perennials. Took longer clearing away the mess than doing the pruning. At the onset of winter I thought I was more or less up to date, but there is so much to do.

If you go down to the shed today....

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 10:38

Good heavens! Wish I hadn't read that last bit, I'll be having nightmares! The thought of earwigs is bad enough.

Garden in Ireland

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 10:34

If you put beds around the sides don't make them too narrow, the odd curve is more graceful unless you're going for something starkly modern. The earth may need improving with compost and manure. Watch where the sun is and how much shade falls where. Different plants have different needs.

I would stick with easy perennials, like hardy geraniums, salvia nemerosa, campanulas etc.  Not orchids and meconopsis which can be tricky. Don't plant too close to the trees on the sides where the soil may be dry and poor from the trees taking up the moisture.

It depends how much work you want to do and how much money you have. Also future maintenance. There could be loads of options, like paths, pergolas, seating areas, flower beds not just around the edge, dividing the garden into different areas, trellis, fencing etc. Or just keep it simple with some flower borders.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 10:11

I didn't like clowns either, almost embarrassingly unfunny. I like humour like Victoria Wood, Pam Ayres and The Vicar of Dibley.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:44

Yesterday morning was sunny, afternoon cloudy. Did some pruning.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:26

I'm in the middle of rose pruning, but 3 days of rain forecast from tomorrow

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 09:11

Lovely hedgehog film, Hosta, thank you.

Morning all. More pruning planned. Mild at 8am, 7°. Cloudy.

pet companions

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 18:22

That's such a pretty little terrier, Peggy.

Barley and Berry look like identical twins to me! But I expect Logan knows exactly which is which. Lovely photos.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 18:02

Love your crocuses Jonesk! Mine were supposed to look like that but I think something small and furry dug them up.

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