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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 07:05
Morning all - i survived . Ears still ringing, but it was great fun and littlest chicklet was a VERY happy girl. I couldn't help but singalong ( know all the words - embarrassed smilie - on phone so can't add one properly)

And now i am back on a train into town for an unsociably early meeting. Rain forecast here later - then sunshine for the rest of the week - summer has arrived

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:36

Not heard from James for months - does anyone follow his blog?

Decided if i get a wiggle on there are a dozen young foxgloves I can get in the ground this morning - rain forecast tomorrow will be a good first day for them.

we haven't heard our buzzards for a few weeks now - they are normally a regular feature calling to each other above our heads.  Do you think one might be sat on a nest, so that there is no need for the other to call?  Will be sad if they have moved on

lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:16

Wonderful Matt - lovely colour.

thats the other exciting thing about growing from seed - you're never quite sure how they are going to turn out !

Here's one of mine - from seed three years ago

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48503.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 23:12

So glad all went well Lizzie - feet up time now.  You have a beautiful garden and it is great that you go to the trouble of sharing it.

Yours is obviously an English garden ..... what would the French do differently in a plot like yours ? Don't know much about the French style of gardening, apart from Versailles, and that wouldn't work in a domestic setting.

Cherishing Churchyards Week

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:41

Thats ok Scott - i answer to both.

I raked small patches to expose bare soil, sprinkled on seed (you can get it in bulk online) and then trampled it in.  That was 2 years ago and it is now seeding itself all over the place.  I am now growing flowers in plugs to plant in amongst it later in the year.  We get loads of different flowers in there anyway, and the butterflies, grasshoppers and insects love it.  Got a bit of a bracken problem at the moment, but bashing my way through it bit by bit

Cherishing Churchyards Week

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:22

Yours looks great Scott .  What a lovely setting

One way to allow flowers to get established in amongst the grass is to sow yellow rattle seed in the autumn - its parasitic on grass, so helps weaken bits of it to allow the flowers a bit of space.

we have a meadow which is gradually getting more flowery - but we are in year 7, so not an instant project

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:09

Lovely Panda - sort of billowing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:01

Gorgeous clematis/fuchsia Panda

Had a lovely day once the violent storm passed through.  All my courtyard pots are now planted with annuals that deer don't eat.  I had to empty out my tulips, which i will plant in the garden for next year.  Don't want to plant them til November, so for the moment i have shaken as much soil off as i can and will leave them to dry out in a box in the GH for a bit.  Was then planning to hang them in nets in the shed til the autumn ...... Does anyone know if thats the right way to treat them???

No gardening tomorrow - escorting littlest chicklet and her friends to Wembley Stadium to see Harry and the boys.   Best look out the earplugs ...... .....not so much on account of the songs, but the screams will be deafening.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:27

Blue sky and sunshine now - the storm has passed through - the weather forecast got it right almost to the minute ......garden here i come

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:04

My plants are heading down to Somerset this Thursday - one of this weekends tasks is to label them all up.  Haven't counted yet but there should be about 50 - geums, penstemmon, lupins, dahlias, agastache, delphiniums and (lots and lots of) rudbeckias.  Will take some photos before i wave them off 

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Anyone know a good one? 
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