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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:57

I pruned a couple of roses and tidied up some shrubs and on the way to the bonfire realised that OH still hadn't cut the hornbeam hedge that he started in September. He said leave it to him and what with all the rain and that it's at the bottom of the garden behind the shrub and tree area it was "out of sight, out of mind". He'd done about a third of it. Anyway, I've finished it, now have aching shoulders. It's a double hedge about 40 metres long, which makes 80 metres. Finished just as the rain started! Feel virtuous!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 15:21

I'm so sorry Bill, sometimes life just isn't fair. I hope you and your wife can find the strength to cope and that friends and family can help support you. I hope you can find some support here, it was brave of you to tell us. May he go peacefully.

eed Dahlias

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:47

Do you mean sow Dahlia seeds? I've done it in March, they need warmth and then somewhere light to grow on.

Help with plant identification

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:45

Looks like Viburnum Tinus.

Heated Propogator

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:39

It's quicker! Also perennials are harder to get going from seeds. But I'm not an expert at growing hardy perennials from seed. I usually buy them, divide them or take cuttings. I grow a lot of annuals from seed and veg.

I mentioned sunflowers because you did, but I've looked up the Maximilian sunflower and it's a bit different, it's a perennial that you can grow from seed for the back of the border.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:28

Good morning all.

Sorry about your friend Pentillie.

Have a good time, Dove.

Cloudy today. So much needs doing outside, not sure where to start.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:29

500 cal day for me too tomorrow. Easier than dieting all the time as it's only 2 days a week. Can't drink vast amounts of water like that as would always be in the loo! 1 - 2 litres OK.

Heated Propogator

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:10

Sunflowers are quite easy to grow from seed, but you sow them in spring, April/May into the ground. Good for bees and then you can feed the seeds to the birds at the end of the year. Scabiosa don't like my garden, don't know why. That sedum is a hardy perennial, I would buy it as a proper plant from a garden centre. Bees and butterflies love them. I have never grown a sedum from seed.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:29

Lucky Dove!

I like blue and yellow, but I usually grow a paler viola, Morpho or something. They are pretty.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:26

Fidgetbones, the aquilegias should be fine, they are pretty hardy, but I imagine yours are babies.

Been doing gardening chores and sowing more seeds today, bedding plants. Nice day, sunny. Also cleared out a neglected cold frame which was full of weeds, changed the sand in it and OH has made a new polycarbonate lid as it was broken.

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