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Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:49

This month's GW mag tells you which type it is ......can't remember offhand

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 06:46

Morning Joyce and Hollie

Enjoy your daughter's visit Joyce - hope she earns her free plants

Only another couple of pitch black mornings til the clocks go back - then we get a short respite.  Its dark by the time I get home now anyway, so the change at the other end of the day won't bother me so much - except at the weekends

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 22:45

Enjoyed GBBO too - sad there won't be another

Loving Autumnwatch .....I want a ladybird spider πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 07:14

What a great thread - such vivid colours out there

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 06:56

Oh dear Hosta - early start indeed.  Still pitch black here, with the owls hooting away, and you will be at work by now

My sorbus tree arrived yesterday - and a beautiful one it is too.  Must pop to the GC at lunchtime to get some tree guards to protect its trunk from marauding bambis.  Think this weekends job will be to get it (and the boxes of daffodil and allium bulbs that are messing up my kitchen) in the ground.

I've been to Barnsdale today

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 22:22

Great colours Nut. A lovely garden - must make a detour there again sometime soon.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:56

Morning all - slightly later start today as working from home - means I can spend my coffee breaks wandering round the garden spotting autumn sights Great view of your garden LilyP - what a brilliant acer

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:00

Very sad news Pdoc. ((Hugs)) - lots of them

Loved Henry hiding under the stairs too - its like he was saying "who, me ??"  Hope the constructive phase can now begin.

Having the very last of our autumn raspberries on my porridge this morning - they have been amazing this year.  Lots of tomatoes still ripening too, so I am ignoring advice to rip them all out for another week or so.

Best get a wiggle on - work beckons.  Littlest chicklet on half term this week, so don't have the discipline of a train timetable to keep me from faffing

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:20

spare room and dumping ground are interchangeable terms here too - littlest chicklet uses it as an extension to her bedroom, and she has inherited the messy gene.  We used to laugh when she was younger - she would leave her clothes in a heap on the floor exactly where they fell and then step away looked like a snowman had melted.  Her sister, meanwhile, gets twitchy if everything is not "just so".  Obviously nature and not nurture

Off to Southampton for a shopping day today .....someone has been promised a new handbag 

Sorry to hear Mrs Pdoc is searching for work.  Hope she finds something (close to home) very soon.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 21:01

Well I am going to put in a vote for crocuses in lawns - I love them.  We had them (inherited) in our last house, and seeing them open on a sunny February day was a delight .  We never found it a problem letting the leaves die down (they are quite grass like anyway)....but we never had a bowling green lawn 

I'd do it here if I could, but the deer eat them

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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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All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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