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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 06:28

Morning all   We escaped the frost   My wisteria flower buds survive another day (stressful business this gardening lark ).

Got away from work early-ish yesterday so we had time for a quick 6 mile trot round some bluebell woods on the South Downs.  Absolutely beautiful.  Never realised just how strong their scent was, or just how blue the native ones could be.  By the end of it I'd forgotten I'd even been back to work 

But now I've remembered 

Feeling sooooo excited for LilyP - enjoy 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 06:21

Lovely autumn colours against the deep blue sky Pat. And beautiful bluebells Scroggin

The HRH cloud made me go a bit teary too - but what a lovely, comforting thing to see

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 06:53

Morning Pat

Although I hate it when the alarm goes off, I do enjoy the quiet me-time first thing in the morning.  Just going for a quick potter in the GH and then better get a wiggle on

Looking forward to seeing the autumn colours Oz-style

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 06:28

Morning all 

Alarm was a bit of a shock to the system this morning   Looks chilly out there, but no white tinge.  Although they are saying tomorrow will be colder .

The intention is to leave work pronto this evening so that we have time for a walk in the bluebell woods - lets see how that works out 

Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 19:09

And finally, the White Garden

Fantastic garden - well worth a visit if you're down this way

Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 19:06

Best stumpery I've ever seen

Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 18:58

The Collector Earl's garden has been on my wishlist for years did not disappoint

Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 18:43

Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 18:30

Since Easter marks the start of lots of garden openings, thought it was time for a thread to share our trips.

We made an impromptu visit to the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle today

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:14

Mr C uses steel reinforcing bars when he makes garden structures (obelisks etc) for me.  He also welds little steel balls on the end (35p each) to make different length plant stakes.  Some are left rusty, some are painted black with Hammerite - depends whether I'm aiming for the smart or rustic look

Made a last minute decision to drive down to Arundel for their tulip festival.  Amazing . Had been wanting to visit the Collector Earl's garden for years - and it was just beautiful.  Will start a 2017 garden visitng thread in a bit.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

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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