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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:24

Going to have to watch it again - didn't notice anything the first time round.  Maybe coz I had a glass of white in my hand myself.  I think you're right Fairy .....the first series of these things are always the best .....after that you get people with a pre-conceived idea wanting to join in.  I actually watched, and enjoyed, the very first series of Big Brother (remember Anna the Nun ??) ......but never again after that.

My thalias haven't appeared yet either - and I'm in the supposedly balmy southeast

Potting on seedlings

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:17

Hi Fizzle.  I always do my first pricking out into seed compost, the seedlings are still quite tiny then (1 or 2 true leaves).  The next pot-on will then be into multi purpose.  I don't give them any extra feed at all til I plant them out in the garden at the start of June.

Not sure if that is "right". But it always works well for me

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:05

Hi Leif - we are almost neighbours.  Forest Lodge (next to Birdworld) is also very good - definitely a GC, not a nursery, but independently owned and most of the staff know about plants (or know to call over someone who does)

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 21:06

Looking forward to catching up with it tomorrow evening (always record it on Sunday am).  Perfect end to a weekend of gardening.  

Have met Mr B too, and can second the fact that he was a really good sort - not celebrity at all, a genuinely nice guy. He came to give a talk at the local gardening club - scheduled from 8-9pm .....10.30pm and he was still going strong. The chicklets thought we had been kidnapped

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:57

Have a great holibobs Obelixx

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:48

Oh Dove ((hugs)) back.  Peaceful and pain free is good, but heart wrenching for you.  Feel for you all.

Thanks to the rest of you for your support too - you really are a special bunch

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 19:33

Weeding, weeding, weeding......but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Very pleased to find my echinacea emerging before the slugs noticed

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:40

Hi folks. Just in from a therapeutic weeding session.

Had a bit of a tricky week.  Mr C had his investigation - turns out his new chest pains were caused by the stent they put in last December blocking up (a rather alarming 98% blockage).  So they put another couple of stents in, and now we cross our fingers.  Can't quite believe they let him walk round for 4 whole weeks (with 2a&e ambulance admissions in that period) without considering that as a possibility.  Working my way back round to positive thinking after a shaky few days.  Feel very tired

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:18
I think, sadly, that they did not have enough visitors to make it worthwhile keeping it staffed to be open- most of her sales are now via plant fairs.

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:44

Hosta - Its called Phoenix Perennials, in Medstead, just off the A31.  But only open by appointment now.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

 
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Keukenhof

Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

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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