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Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:35

The ones I have in pots seem to fare much better AL.  I have done nothing to mine this year - no picking or patrolling, and no pellets.  Other years have been much worse, but it does tend to vary quite a lot.

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:29

Seeing as we are sharing ....


Frances Williams (one little hole, but not too bad)



Two Big Daddies in pots - fathers day gifts from the chicklets many moons ago 🌜🌜🌜



and impatiently waiting for the daff foliage to die down around Blueberry muffin, and a couple of kiwi full montys


I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:39

Lovely Cloggie. I now have a full picture in my mind of exactly what you look like. You've changed a bit since last Sept

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:35

Pdoc - is it a budget/funding thing that we don't train enough home grown staff ?  I have never understood why thousands of bright kids, who aspire to be medics, fail to get accepted on courses because they "only" get a gazillion A*'s, instead of the required gazillion and 1.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:28

2 for me Pdoc - never been either, but gardens always serve the best birthday cakeπŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ°


Lesley - I will miss Liri, and obelixxx, by a day.......but will wave to you all when the paparazzi pick me out from the crowd


Will start a new thread for AquGM later - need to get some pics first.


Meant to say yesterday Lesley that I sympathise on the fledgling front.  We have blue tits in the eaves, and goodness they make a racket.  Luckily outside the spare room, so not disturbing anybody's sleep

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:31

Pants weather here too ....But have lots of potting on to do in the greenhouse, so it won't bother me too much.  Forecast lousy for tomorrow too .....but will happily exchange a rainy weekend for a dry day on Tuesday (my Chelsea day 🌷🌸🌼🌻🌺).


Wonky - aquilegia gall mite stops the flowerbuds opening, and if you look inside the affected ones you see tiny, but bright orange, little grubs causing havoc.  I consulted the RHS about it last year - its a new pest, started in Kent and rapidly spreading in the South East.  Apparently if you can stop the grubs maturing (they drop down and live in the soil once they have finished ruining my flowers), then you can break the cycle .....which is what I will try.  Cries

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I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:47

We need a picture of those lime green Cloggies

Honey Fungus

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:44

Glad I stumbled on this thread .....otherwise I'd never have worked out that TetleyT was now Cloggie

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:58

Going great guns Sophie


Mine has now started to extend its flower buds, and is now showing much more pink than burgundy ....I am liking it very much

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 βš“οΈβš“οΈβš“οΈ


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

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