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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 09:07

Morning all. Cloudy. Had a GH shuffle this morning after feeding the horses. Now the coldframes are full as well as the GH.

I never noticed mucking out clearing the nose, but my horses don't live in. They have a field shelter so mucking out isn't enclosed.

Hands are aching from weeding. Still have 2 more beds and some tidying to do.

How to have a garden with spring and Summer interest?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:48

I do the same with snowdrops and hostas. I also use annuals in summer, like salvia farinacea, to provide long lasting colour in gaps where I had tulips and forget-me-nots in spring. I plant bellis daisies and violas in front of borders in late autumn to flower from early spring. I plant dahlias and daffodils side by side.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:42

Am knackered. Whose silly idea was it to open my garden on Sunday?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:30

Punkdoc's meal sounds yummy.

We had to go to the SM this morning so went to the GC s well. I wanted a group 3 clematis, preferably Niobe, and a honeysuckle "Serotina" but the GC had neither. I asked an employee which of the clematis that they had, very limited choice, were pruning group 3 and he hadn't a clue what I was talking about. He wasn't a salesperson, he was one of the GC's "trained advisors". French GCs aren't a patch on English ones. There were loads of pelargoniums though.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:13

Good point Mr J, I'd like that too.

I hope it isn't a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:11

Yesterday I had a GH sort out, put more in the cold frames to make room for newly potted up French Marigolds and Lavatera Silver Cup and newly sown runner beans. First lot of runner beans are up.

Then weeded half the lower trellis bed, filling in old mole tunnels as I did it.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:04

Morning all. Sunny, but 0° at 7am - again. I wanted to harden up plants for the plant sale at my Open Garden on Sunday, but I daren't leave them out at night.


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 23:05

I've put it in the compost and it hasn't spread, it just rotted down. My comfrey bed is next to a lawn and mowing controls it.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 16:25

My Lily of the Valley is just coming out. I have a sprig in flower on the kitchen table. The French give it to each other for good luck too. Once sellers used to sell it in laybys along the roads. Never seem to see them now, but today I haven't been out as I've been gardening.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:04

Is "the Low" the one I met Dove in? It was lovely, with nooky drinking areas and beer in barrels in the tap room. We had sandwiches in chunky bread with lots of filling. Has it changed hands since?

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