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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 16:34

Oh my word, just caught up with the football scores - GWRS, you must be over the moon πŸŒ™ πŸŒ™πŸŒ™πŸŒ™

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 06:55

❀️❀️❀️❀️ True love indeed ....hats off to you Mr Beau !  (Or should it be Beaus Dad )

Not round much at the moment - works a bit manic - but watching you all from afar . If someone could start my seeds off on th windowsills, prune my apple trees and raspberry canes, and maybe make a bit of a start on the weeding I'd be very grateful 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 22:17

What a happy thread - lovely to be reminded that its not long now 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 18:17

Was delighted to read about the found dress too πŸ‘°πŸΌπŸ‘°πŸΌ  But thought it weird that the insolvency company had now seized it 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 13:53

I'm on the sofa too  But no knitting here, just piles of gardening magazines 

Snowdrops were a bit of a whiteout - and those that you could see were tightly shut so you couldn't see their markings.  Popped in to our local independent GC on the way home for birdfood and left with two mahonias - Charity and Winter Sun.

A couple of hours relaxing is on the cards, then must go and get my glad rags on .....Italian restaurant in London tonight for the final celebration of littlest Chicklet's birthday with uncles, aunts, cousins and Grandad

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 09:26

What lovely bottle gardens Sandra

Loving Tutu and freckles too. And the cyclamen pot is soooooo dainty

Early, mid and late blueberries?

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 09:22

I have a couple of earliblue that crop heavily, early and are tasty .....but I'm in Surrey.  Looking to add two "Chandler" to extend the season.  Nothing better than going out and picking your own blueberries and raspberries every morning to liven up breakfast

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 09:09

Snow here too Beau  Not quite a blanket, but definitely a covering.

Going snowdrop visiting this morning - the local galanthophile opens his garden every other year - he has a beautiful collection.  His garden is woodland, so don't expect he will have had enough snow to cover them completely.

But first I need a cuppa - the house is filled with yoofs who stayed over after littlest Chicklet had a mini birthday party last night  Not sure how many I will need to step over before I find the kettle

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:29

 Joyce . Hope you get a good night's sleep and feel better in the morning.

What a lovely letter Clari - it obviously meant a lot to that Mum that her little'un could join in.  Good on you for making it happen.......and fingers crossed life for that child gets better in all sorts of ways.

 Just in from Garden Club - good talk about  perfume in plants (by Hosta's friend the Hampshire Hosta Man).  Apparently dark haired females have the best noses ......I only tick one of those boxes, so maybe thats why sarcococca and witch hazel evade me 

Last edited: 08 February 2017 22:30:55

Obelisk planting

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 19:31

I have clematis up obelisks that work well, but Lizzie's advice is spot on - don't mux up Group 2's and 3's.  The group 3's are easiest as you just chop them down to about 6 inches every Feb and they have covered it all again by midsumme.  I have etoile violette and perle d'azure mixed together 

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

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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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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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