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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 07:02

Glad the day went well Dove and Wonky - sharing memories of Ma is a wonderful way to celebrate the life she had.

Just been over to my flower garden and the GH.  Everything is growing lustily after yesterday's downpours ......which makes up for my hellebore disaster

Chicklet made it back safely yesterday, so we are back to a quiet house .....Chicklets definitely need to be in pairs to get to their maximum volume

Great photo (several pages back) Lizzie.  So many beautiful towns nestling on the shores of the lake .....we took a boat to visit Bordolino and Sirmione.

I'm joining Liri in ridiculous excitement at the prospect of Chelsea next week ....checking the forecast on an hourly basis

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

We don't really have neighbours, so I can't blame them.  Most of my plants have been grown from plugs - about 4-5 years old now, and have never shown signs before.  One or two more recent were Harvington Hybrids from a Wyevale - they looked healthy when bought, but perhaps were harbouring something.

i might drop a couple of leaves into Wisley's plant pathologists for them to have a look too.

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 12:44


thanks for the help though - looks like I have some digging up to do 

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:47

Ok - now you have me worried enough to go out taking pictures in the rain definitely black, but do you think it is spot or death 

.....gulps, nervously

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:54

Great advice Verdun ......thats what I will, which ones to choose to move ??πŸ€”

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 06:52

I have a patch of hellebores (about 10 of them).  They didn't flower very well this year, and now all the leaves that have come up are distorted.  i think its black spot, although the black is in patches rather than spots.

Is there anything I can do ?  Or am I going to have to scrap the lot ?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 06:48

Here you go Dove ....just in case OH was oblivious 

Chicklet goes back today and littlest Chicklet is in the throes of exams (AS = half A-levels) .....

Glad the plumbing mystery was found and solved Liri - I am in awe

We stayed in Salo Lizzie - beautiful  And it was just sisters Wonky

Hope Mr Joyce is feeling better today, and that the Panda elbow thaws.  And sympathies Lily on the deer - you want to deter them if you can, they are pretty destructive in a garden.  Rosebuds are second only to tulips on their favourite food list

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:24

I'm back. Had a wonderful time.  We had a room with a view

Sooooo pretty. Found cake, gelato, coffee, prosecco, a beautiful garden and sunshine so all was good with the world.

Will be thinking of you all tomorrow Dove and Wonky Xx

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:57

Yummy GWRS.  We had our first home grown asparagus at the weekend ....totally worth the 3 year wait

One of the big advantages of working from home on a nice sunny day is that when you down tools, you can be in the garden within seconds🌞🌞🌞

Sitting here watching the bumblebees filling their boots on the first aquilegias of the season.  Very pleased to see them (the aquilegias as well as the bumbles) because last year we had an attack of aquliegia gall midge that ruined nearly all of them.  Thought t would return, but so far so good, lots of flowers opening up.

Another half an hour here in the sun, and then I must go pack a case.  Panicking a bit now obelixx we have to take our own cake?  It is an essential part of a "sisters" weekend 🍰🍰🍰......maybe gelato could be a substitute🍧🍨🍧🍨

ooooo .....look what I've found πŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š(in the absence of pinch and enlarge I'd better elaborate that its a Dove)

Last edited: 13 May 2016 16:58:41

Cephalaria gigantia in a narrow bed

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 14:51

I have some growing nicely from seed at the moment ......hard to believe thats how big they're going to get.....still, I suppose from little acorns mighty oak trees grow

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