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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 21:25

Love Sussex Prairie Gardens Nanny 

Camellia Issues

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:42

You could try giving it a dose of sequestered iron, and a spray with epsom salts - that might perk it up a bit

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:14

Thats pretty special too 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:13

Lovely hydrangea/primula Liri   Never had much luck with the acidantheras in the garden - might try in a pot for next year.

Aunty Rach - kaffir lilies peter out quite quickly on my clay soil, but my father in laws are spectacular on sandy soil - which makes me suspect they like it well drained.  Very pretty at this time of year if you can get them happy

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 09:54

Morning - another gorgeous one here too   

Off to my aunt and uncle's Golden Wedding celebration today πŸŽ‰ .  Lots of family catching up to do.

Hope we get to spend a bit of time outside on a day like this.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 18:35

Have lots more Obxx - will need to find a deer resistant substitute for my winter structure - anyone any thoughts.  Thought yew might work but apparently deer nibble the new shoots, so would need to get them to the right size before planting out .... whiich sounds expensive 

This gardening lark is a constant battle

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 18:03

ahhh - that makes more sense.  Both of those shifts are nightmares . Perhaps they need a rethink 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 15:14

Isn't that where the students come in Hosta?  Chicklet gets work here when she is back from Uni covering the more permanent staff's holidays - in the summer, easter and christmas.  Win - win .....she gets to earn some money, they get to take holidays.  Littlest chicklet is currently negotiating the same - slightly different as her cafe is staffed by students studying at the Art College in Farnham - when they go home for the holidays, she is back on the scene.

Lovely afternoon for sitting in the sun and reading   Out for a celebratory mesl with Littlest Chicklet tonight .....a bit after the event, but tonight was the first time she could fit us into her jam packed social schedule 

On a more irritating note, just noticed two of our box balls have succumbed to blight .....the others are now presumably on borrowed time too

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 09:38

Sad news for Wonky - big hugs from here

Looks like today will be sunny β˜€οΈ I need to cut back my lavender and sort out some encroaching nettles, but the rest of the day will be sat in the sun 😎😎😎

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:56

Just signed - will email Grayling and my local MP (Monsieur Hunt ) too.  So short sighted 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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