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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Today at 06:27

Good luck in the first day of your new job Wonky - hope they're nice people. I'm sure you are going to have a great time, and learn loads in the process 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Today at 06:26

The forecast rain never arrived....but then neither did the frost  Wonder if we will escape tonight too?  Leaving early for work today - meeting to get to.  Best get wriggling .......although have to go and uncover the GH from its layer of fleece first.

Hope you enjoy Malvern Lizzie - we will be passing you the other way in the tunnel, as this weekend is our Keukenhof expedition. 3more sleeps 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Yesterday at 06:54

((hugs)) for Lizzie - difficult times

Glad you had a good time with your daughter Liri - sounds like a very talented lady ......obviously a chip off the old block  hope you don't miss her too much today

Amazing garden Hosta - looks great now, and want more pics when all those Hostas are fully unfurled 

We have a band of rain forecast tonight  followed by frost 

Last edited: 24 April 2017 06:54:55

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 13:59

Have battled my way back and forth thru the flowermarket -very crowded, but found lots of treasures - including a lovely frilly pale peach geum, a tender lavender and a lilac shrub with lovely airy flowers.  Now sat in the park in the sunshine with coffee and a book  Bliss πŸŒ³πŸŒžβ˜•οΈπŸ“˜

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 08:29

Morning peeps - lots of blue, coal, marsh, great and longtailed tits here - aphids beware

Off to Columbia Road Flower Market in East London today - very excited Never been, but heard good things.  Its on a coach trip - not keen on them, but it seemed too good a chance to pass up.  I can't read on a coach, like I can on a train.  So several episodes of GQT have been downloaded to keep me entertained 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:59

Thinking of you Punkdoc ((hugs)) - you are one of the good guys.  The world needs more good guys

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:49

Went garden visiting again today - Dunsborough Park, near Wisley.  Beautiful tulip meadow, amd the best standard wisteria I've ever seen 

Anyone been to Harrogate flower show 2017

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:26

I think Liriodendron went yesterday, and enjoyed it.  I would imagine, like all shows, the dismantling starts early on the final day.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:24

Charles Dowding claims it works even with couch grass .....but it does need industrial quantities of compost. He uses recycled council waste and bought in mushroom compost - don't think you could generate enough yourself.  So probably not a sustainable solution if we were all to adopt it ....however, happy to be a pioneer 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 22:46

🌸🌸🌸 watched the cherry blossom too 🌸🌸🌸. Really enjoyed it

Can't believe Jonah is one already .  Where did that year go !

Pleased to see my "no-dig" friend on GW this evening .....just about made up for the plastic cactus 

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Gardens we have visited 2017

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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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