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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:39

Thanks GWRS - on a train now, packed like sardines, but happily moving in a Hampshire sort of direction

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:26

Stuck in a slightly chaotic Waterloo, looking at a noticeboard full of delayed trains . am I glad I don't do this every day πŸ™„πŸ™„

pusscat tales are keeping me entertained πŸ˜€

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 06:36


London bound today πŸš‚ So will probably catch up with you all later.

Garden Club meeting tonight to plan the speaker programme for 2018 which time my leafmould will be ready  Feel like I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 15:29

Back in from a good garden session.  Tree planted and encased in its own little cage of chicken wire, as is customary in this garden.  It'll come off in a couple of years, when its trunk has grown a bit and it is tough enough to withstand the attention of passing bambis.  Buddleja shorn - enough to stop windrock, the real hack will come in spring.  And cannas rescued for another year (don't tell OH, but I don't like them much anyway)

A couple of years ago we planted a pair of Amanagowa cherries.  They are doing well, but last year I was disappointed that they had no autumn colour.  This year they are like a Spanish flag - all red and yellow and absolutely gorgeous .....hard to believe its the same tree


Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:25
Hostafan1 says:

Deer are , allegedly, very fond of them too. 

See original post

 Our deer don't eat the leaves, but do take the flower spikes off

Clematis group 3

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:20

I'd leave it for now.  If you cut it back it will promote new growth, which will suffer in the coming months.  They sometimes take a while to settle in, so hope you get a great display next year

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:12

Do they start again at the beginning of the alphabet each year for the Storm names ?  Can't believe we got through the whole alphabet - last one I recall was Katie. Anyhoos, no damage here, although taxi duty at midnight last night was not much fun - mostly due to the clouds of leaves swirling around.

Rain has eased here - leaving a grey day.  Think I'll get out there and help Mr C with some tidying ......and maybe get my new tree (Sorbus 'Copper Kettle') in the ground 🌳🌳🌳

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 20:08

Drive carefully Hosta Its a wild forecast

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:30

Hatches battened here too

Two dumpy builders sacks filled with leaves for 2018's leaf mould.  No wonder us gardeners are optimists. And 30 foxgloves now in the ground - better than having their roots frozen in pots.

Fire now lit.....time to settle down with a good book πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

Memories of the past

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 08:27

Think it was called White Horses - still remember that opening sequence. Loved the Black Beauty theme tune too.  And Daktari

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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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

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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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