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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:15

A very responsible job for an under gardener - hope he is not too stressed at the prospect

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:00

And to you.  Hope Marion's display is ready!!

Beautiful morning here - shame I'm about to go waste it in an office.  Still, crusts to be earned etc etc

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:02

I have an Abilene that is about 4 years old - so has come through some harsh frosts.

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:44

Red - they have bred clematis specially for pots too - think they are called patio clematis or boulevard series.  I have just used Taylors Clematis mail order and was delighted.  Really big plants for £8-10.  Very friendly people too - i'm sure they would be happy to advise if you gave them a ring

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

No people trouble here, but the deer are a challenge.  Have fenced off a flower garden, and recently a veg garden - its a bit like having garden rooms (in my more pretentious moments).  The rest of the garden is theirs to roam ..... by trial and error i am getting a longer and longer list of things they won't eat

And its still quite thrillng to see them wandering round the lawns

 

Had a rabbit last year, and i was in despair - our fences are 8ft high, but not rabbit proof.  Luckily the rabbit is no more, and this year none have appeared to replace it.  Fingers crossed.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

Lovely pics Fidget.  We went last week and loved it - but i was too busy gasping to remember to take pictures ..... Yours have brought it all back.  

It was a long drive (2.5 hours for us) - but made me realise it is worth making a bit of an effort to get to these iconic places.  We left home at 10, and were back by 7, and had a magic day in the middle.  Sissinghurst next on my list too Wintersong

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:32

Wonderful photos all - thanks for sharing.  I think this is my favouritest thread of all

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:19

Survived the first day, but oh so tired.  Is it too early for bedtime yet

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:52

We're on the Surrey/Hampshire border, near Haslemere

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:49

Morning All  Just been out to check GH and heard my first cuckoo of the year

Raining steadily here, and has been all night.  GH babies all survived their first night outside - even the badly flagging cucumbers have revived from their post transplant sulk.

and now....... to work

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22
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