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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:18
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Busy

That wasn't a glo worm....that was me....the phantom gardener

If it was you and you are a gardener then why hadn't any weeds been removed in the night? Most disappointing!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 14:25

Just looked up hawkmoths but MF beat me to it! Here is a site with lovely moth pictures of top 20 UK moths.

http://ukmoths.org.uk/top20.php

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 14:09

little-ann, what a lovely view you have. Whereabouts are you? You haven't said in your profile.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:39

I had Apricot Sprite, the first year it was on the small side, the second year it flowered it's socks off, really lovely, third year it had disappeared. Now I have a pink one, it's on the small side, hoping for better next year!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:32

Bev, we didn't get a storm, only thunder. But my son 35 mins away had 10 mins of heavy rain.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:31

Here's the link, the page with Hever photos and people mention Pashley Manor and Merriments too. Merriments is a real gardener's garden although not attached to a grand house. It is attached to a garden centre. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/gardens-we-have-visited-2013/80843-2.html

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:27

Morning all.

I had a fig for several years in a pot. The fruit was lovely, you could pick it at just the right moment of ripeness. Then the winter before last it was -17° and remained at well below freezing even -10° in the daytime and it snowed, which froze and didn't melt (unexpected in Dordogne) and the poor little fig died. I planted another, but in the ground, It's alive but hasn't had a fig yet.

P. Petal, I hope Great Dixter is on your list. There is a thread for gardens we have visited 2013 somewhere. Hever Castle is lovely. Some gardens, like Hever you can get 2 for the price of 1 with the GW ticket.

any suggestions for tall trees

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 22:58

Do you want deciduous or evergreen? Deciduous will lose it's leaves in winter so no privacy. Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) keep their leaves, although brown, long into winter although they are deciduous.

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 22:44

Clematis Henri is group 2, Light prune. You can prune it halfway after the first flowering and lightly trim back to healthy buds in the spring.

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-h/index2.html  Have a look at this site.

Can I plant anything now

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 22:30

What about Michelmas daisies? They would still be there next year too. There are dwarf ones and tall ones and a lovely one called "Monch".

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