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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:45
No snow here - will get out there in a bit and do some more tidying

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:31
I wouldn't be without my windowsill super 7 - get very good germination rates now, whereas before I had it it was very hit and miss. But I do have a large unheated GH to move things on to in April, and that is full to the gunnels by the end of May when things head in to the garden.

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:27
? But it does have a theme tune ???? i'm singing it now (thankfully in my head )


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:08

Here's mine:



Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:04

I have Constance Spry - she is my favourite rose.  No matter that she only flowers once a season, when she does she is unforgettable 

She was my Mum's favourite rose - we have a lovely photo of her sitting under her namesake at Mottisfont Abbey

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 18:48

Not started on the wine yet, maybe later

Turned out to be a miserable hailstormy sort of day, so spent it on the sofa with a pile of mags and a glowing log burner .  Most relaxing. Tomorrow I'll be out there whatever the weather.

Good to see you Pdoc - hope the solicitor action bears some fruit.  Horrible situation (been there - miserable times)



HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:38

Morning all - woken up in a much better frame of mind ....time to think positive

These little beauties (grown all by myself) are helping



HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 19:09

Worrying times LilyP - empathetic ((hugs)) from me.

Cardiologist not too sure about MrC - in for an exercise ECG next week and then maybe another angio to see whats going on.  But told us not to worry.  Desperately trying to find the "off" setting on my worry switch, but at the moment it is eluding me.  But second LilyP's thoughts - good pals are a great help.  Thank you all.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 06:42

Morning all

Going with Mr C to a followup appt with the cardiologist today.  He admitted yesterday that he's started getting chest pains again, so must admit I am feeling a bit anxious.  Joined the sleepless night brigade.  Lets see what the expert has to say.

Littlest chicklet has her first driving lesson today too.

GW tonight ....will be nice to have that back in our lives

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 06:18


Seems strange to think you are heading into autumn Pat, just as we are hurtling in to spring.  Do you have good autumn colour to look forward to in your area?

Got everything crossed for LilyP and family.

Discussions started by chicky

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 leaves🙄 
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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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