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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:44

((Hugs)) Dove ....what a sad time you are having


Love that amelanchier - glad niece provided a suitable anchor ⚓️⚓️⚓️


Beautiful bluebell wood Tbird. Glad you had a good few days away.  Totally agree with you on the back-biting front....nasty goings on


Hooray to the departing builders Fairy .....onwards and upwards


My aquilegia gall mite has returned.  Think I am going to remove and burn all flower stalks for this year in an attempt to break the cycle.  However, our wisteria is out, our ceonothus are looking wonderfully blue, and the peony and poppy buds are fattening nicely ....so lots to smile about too

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:10

The trick seems to be to take cuttings, lke you would with penstemon .....but I forgot

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:55

I think "cornwall" is his secret  lost all my agastache in Surrey this year

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:52

I always find cleomes a bit hit and miss to germinate.  This year one pot came up lovely, a second produced precisely nothing.  Then OH knocked the successful pot all over the floor ....jury's out whether a recovery will occur (and I'll leave you to judge whether that is the seedlings or OH)

Unknown flower

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:45

Nut's the genius ....I'm just an apprentice


Should I lift the iris

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:39

Thats gorgeous TetleyT ....worth the wait. How are you btw ??

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:35

Geums and some of the geraniums go on and on here

Unknown flower

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:32

I would guess at some sort of toadflax.....it looks like a mini snapdragon

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:30

Did you plant them as bare roots KT?  The ones I have grown from roots have always taken years (ie 2 or 3) to flower, whereas the pot grown ones seem to get in to their stride straight away.  


I also swear by a sprinkling of BFB tickled in around anything that seems to need a bit of a boost

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:23

A hot border sounds like fun Fairy - great to see your building work has turned the corner from chaos into planting opportunities ....things are looking up


Waiting in the gym carpark for pilates to start - with time for a noodle with you lot first.  Cold and windy here - weekend looking dire too.


Hows the knee Hosta?  Can you dance a jig yet to warm up 


great to hear Mr Joyce is home

Last edited: 19 May 2016 18:24:47

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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