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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 14:46

Yippeeeeeeee. Great to see your excommunication is over Pansy


Boy, that was one long 48 hours (and I think I only managed 38 anyway).  


Still looking forward to an explanation from Daniel (who, with it being half term and all that, might just have joined the rest of the world on holiday .....and could be blissfully unaware that his site has been falling apart in his absence. i hope I'm right, because otherwise the lack of explanation is just plain rude.  And I don't like rude)


Back at home now, with Dad settled in the livingroom, and a bed made up downstairs.  Might even get out there and do some weeding in a bit.


SYL peeps

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 22:47

Today has seen some very poor judgement from the GW team.  I'm logging off for a while too 


Have said on another thread, but will repeat it here .....very best wishes to Pansy at such a difficult time - will be thinking of you often.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:51

Sending our hopes and best wishes too, Pansy and Mr Muscle.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 15:00

Looks like speedwell to me too  - look out for little blue flowers - very pretty but invasive.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 10:36

I love the fact that "frying pan" comes up in a lot of 16C wills

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:03

Morning all, from a grey and windy South Coast 


Happy Hols Dove and Happy Hosting Hosta 


Hope you make some garden progress today DD - this garden opening thing sounds too stressful for words


Was curious about the shoogly door too


Taking Dad to a fracture clinic appointment over in Southampton today .....see if they can sort out his metatarsel !!

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:46

I think you'll find we moan loudly about most things Hosta  Mr C refers to us as "braying" types .....but he would also protest loudly that Hampshire is most definitely NOT a home county

What will deer leave alone, hopefully

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:42

Muntjacs are quite small Lily - about the size of a dog or a fox .....and if you get a close enough look at them they have funny fangs that hang out the side of their mouth.  We have mostly roe, with a very occasional sighting of a little fella

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:03

HappyBirthday Reggie


Dad is doing great - thanks for all your good wishes.  About to jump in the car for my stint of caring - will no doubt be checking in with you all whilst I am there.


Hope there is better news about your Aunt today Dove

What will deer leave alone, hopefully

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 10:06

We are plagued by deer, and over the years have found quite a few things are left alone - made this list for someone else recently - hope it helps


Plants our deer don't eat


Spring bulbs


Snowdrops
Daffodils
Hellebores
Primroses
Scilla
Chinodoxa
Alliums


Summer Annuals


Petunias
Isotoma
Salvia
Diascia
Lobelia (they sometimes have a nibble, but don't come back for more)
Rudbeckias (the half hardy ones with fuzzy leaves ...they do eat the perennials like Goldstrum)
Zinnias


Perennials


Peonies
Oriental poppies
Lavender
Aquilegias
Echinops
Euphorbia
Lupins
Centaurea montana
Agapanthus
Nerines
Lithodora
Aubretia
Sempervirums
Sage
Oregano
Rosemary
Cyclamen (the hardy ones, not the fancy ones sold as winter bedding)
Ferns
Hostas (although they eat the flower spikes they leave the leaves alone)
Heathers
Grasses



Shrubs


Daphne
Most viburnums
Hydrangea macrophyllia ( not the paniculata ones)
Box
Pieris
Buddleja
Rhodedendrons and deciduous azaleas (not evergreen azaleas)
Magnolia stellata
Wisteria
Cotoneaster
Pyracantha

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