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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Today 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: Today 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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 

Last edited: 21 April 2017 22:47:06

Rhododendron Problems

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 07:03

Don't know what it is, but it looks quite strange   The three round flower buds in the picture look normal, and will probably flower soon (its still quite early for most rhodies).  But the others look elongated and misshapen, and this is showing when they flower in a long line of flowers instead of a bunch. Have you tried looking on the RHS website for possible pest damage symptoms?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 06:43

Maybe he is following you round Liri - after all, he's inconspicuous enough to blend in to the background so you wouldn't really notice

One more day at the coalface, then looking forward to the weekend  l like these 4 day weeks .  Got one next week too - as this time next Friday I'll be setting off for my Keukenhof weekend. Obsessing over Amsterdam long range weather fcasts already

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 21:49

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