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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 11:49

hi Dacha and Denise

Photos welcome on here too, as is chat, coffee* and cake (*other beverages also available).  There is a picture thread too - Garden Pictures 2015 - that one is nice as it keeps all the photos in a place thats easy to find.  On dark, grey days I like starting at the beginning of the picture threads and gradually working my way through the seasons - makes me smile.  You can't do that on this Forker thread, unless you have lots of free time, inordinate patience and unlimited broadband


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:57

Just read the review about the musical Wonky ... Isn't life full of strange coincidences - they have made it into a film too......and it all revolves around gardening  Your other name isn't Olivia Coleman is it 

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:53

Hosta.   We'll skip over the bit about fools seldom differ shall we

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:30

We have Hostas next to said shuttlecock ferns.  Sum and Substance - monsters, and seem immune to slugs ....or maybe the toads down there are earning their keep

shaded woodland garden

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:24

You could try foxgloves and some ferns.  Ferns don't" bloom", but they add a lovely fresh green to the scene.  We have a stand of shuttlecock ones growing in a similar situation


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:12

Nicotiana smell great in the evening, and are easy to get in GCs.  Stocks are lovely too, but I have always grown them from seed - not sure if the GCs sell them as bedding plants

What do you carry you hand tools around in?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:32

I have a tool trug too


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:24

Morning all

Heavy rain and thuderstorms here last night, but now all is calm.  Garden is drinking it all in, and looks much better for it (apart from a few flattened poppies)

So sorry to read your sad news Dove - ((hugs)) for you and OH.  Hope Hosta's OH gets on well "up country", and that you both ease in to your new way of life ok.  Good to start in the summer - by the time the dark evenings come you will have forgotten what it was like to live any other way.

Glad to hear all is ready Woody - looking forward to seeing it all tomorrow.  I have my garden walking shoes ready for the Woodgreen marathon

Town for me and littlest chicklet today .....she needs to accessorise

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 22:05

I can confirm that there are thunderstorms around ....we're in the middle of one at the moment

 Thats a googled photo,  not one of mine.  I'm busy hiding under the duvet

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