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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:27
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

tee hee at a lady's first question about a car: " what colour is it?" 

But it's the only question that matters Hosta

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:55

How very, very exciting. What colour is it, and have you named it yet.  My first car was called Jumbo, and the one the Chicklets drive answers to Arnold


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:24

Does it have anything to do with wheels ??


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:20

Or the braces

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 08:41
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

We're off to MIL's later today, so this morning is tidying the house so it's fit to leave and packing the suitcase ... and I must remember to get some petrol ...


I do that too Dove - Mr C always says the house is made tidier for burglars than it is for us.  Have a lovely few days away.

Enjoy Rummaging Hosta

What's this plant I have...

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:31

24th March is the day before the Easter weekend - are they going to relaunch the site (with all its inevitable teething troubles) and then leave us to it for 4 days ?!?  Could be chaotic

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:22

What a cute little chap 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 15:37

DiD= Desert Island Discs Panda ......another of my guilty pleasures

Drive up was very good - first time I've done it in under 3 hours (=2 Archer omnibuses).  Felley Priory was lovely - initially looked like there would not be much to see, but there were actually hundreds of hidden gems.  Lots of named snowdrops (Melanie Broughton has gone on my wish list), lots of hellebores, iris and corydalis.  Plus hundreds of peonies pushing their red shoots through.  So much promise in a garden at this time of year.  

Now having a cuppa whilst Chicklet finishes up her last lecture for the term, then time to pack the car with her "stuff"......mostly consisting of enough shoes to wear a different pair every day of the month that she's home.  I exaggerate, but you get the picture.

Plant ID Help!

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:21

Looks like some sort of euphorbia/spurge.  They can be quite striking when they flower.  Be careful when handling though - their sap can burn your skin - wear gloves and beware of your eyes.

RIP Cliff Michelmore & Paul Daniels

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:18

I remember that too Runny  - always associate it with steamed up kitchen windows from all the veggies boiling away.  They also chose Tom Jones and his green green grass of home nearly every programme, and it always brought a lump to my throat.  

Both men have left us with some very happy memories - which is a tribute in itself.

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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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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