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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:30

Morning all. Raining so off to supermarket and Wok place for lunch.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:30

It seems amazing that a whole year has gone by since Dove was counting days to her retirement.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:07

Have tackled the end of the middle bed today, phlomis was taking over so dug a lot out. Potted some up for plant sale next year. The soil underneath was horrid - orangey clay. Dug in a barrow load of manure and a barrow load of home made compost. Planted the lovely Geum Totally Tangerine that Matty gave me, 3 Erysimum "Jenny Brook", some alliums "Purple Sensation", some orange tulips and, along the front, some "Penny Marlies" violas.

Getting chilly now, shall sit in front of the woodburner this evening.

FARM YARD MANURE

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:58

I cover the veggie garden with manure in the winter and rotovate it in in the spring. They say carrots will fork, but mine didn't mind, their bit was manured with the rest of it.

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:57

I don't grow skimmias either because I have alkali soil but here is a site that gives advice. http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/shrub/skimmia.php

I have a winter honeysuckle, lovely smell, but it's true that is just a rather messy green bush in summer.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:52

I think it's an osteospermum. They can be tender in the winter, so I would keep cuttings frost free for the winter and plant out in the spring. From South Africa.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:50

Yet they want to pull down a rather lovely family home that a farmer built on his own land to house his family near his cows which is green belt. It doesn't overlook anyone. I admit he should have asked first, but being a farmer, not a developer he probably wouldn't have got permission. So why do they allow lots of homes on green belt that will spoil other people's lives?

Sorry, morning all. Only 2° and foggy.

moving snapdragons

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:48

I find they don't live very long anyway. I buy cheap mail order plug plants to save time.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:46

Doesn't sound a very good home, I hope they improve and make the changes. Didn't you say you were looking for a new home? How worrying for you.

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:30

My Border Collie is in bed indoors. He hates bangs, especially thunder, but, living in France, no fireworks tonight. Fireworks are in the summer, especially 14th July, Bastille Day.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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