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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:11

Glad you had a good day MrsG - anniversaries are hard.  Nice that you all managed to get together.

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:09

Lovely pic Jack - but not an expert so can't tell you what it is.  Saw a red admiral here yesterday - never noticed one in this garden before so i was v excited.  Lots of peacocks and tortoiseshells And yellow ones too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:00

GH now washed and sparkly - plus half the "stuff" moved back in.  How does a GH get filled with so much "stuff" ???

Another lovely weekend, feeling a bit sunburnt.  Plus i have been spoiled by the Chicklets  Lots of flowers around here now - i love simple daffs for the garden, but think the double fancies look great in a vase  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40971.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 13:08

Lizzie - they look delightful.  Hope Mrs G sees, as she was looking for Mothers Day flower ideas for next year - i would add bellis daisies to the list

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:09

Hope the birthday boy has a great day, with lots of cake and candles

Advice for a small garden on a small budget!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:05

My tip is to buy the clematis as small plants (the magazines/newspapers often have "free" offers - or the GCs do them 4 for £10 sometimes).  They get established much quicker than the expensive, bigger ones.  And plant them about 4 inches deeper than they were in their pot. Have fun - it looks like an exciting project

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:54

Morning all - won't it be lovely that it will be light til nearly 8 this evening .... Bliss

Today i need to wash the reconstructed GH and organise everything inside so it is just like it was, but backwards, if you see what i mean (in its new home it makes sense for everything to be swapped, like a mirror image).  

Had a dream about my Mum last night - funny how the old subconcious works.  She was on good form .  

mothers day flowers

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:47

My chaenomeles has been beautiful this year, and stems last well indoors in a vase

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40949.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:37

We'll need to keep our wits about us on Tuesday

Damping-off

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:35

David - i avoid watering seedlings with waterbutt water too - only use tap water.  Since some of my babies are in the GH (which doesn't have a tap, only butts) this can be a bit of a pain

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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