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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:17
On a train home after a lovely, lovely day . Champagne lunch, bit of a wander round Nottingham's gorgeous streets, tea and cake (with candles .....of course), another wander, round the arboretum this time, then back to the station. Well worth the journey. Sitting here reading gardeningmags, and noodling on the forum, letting the train take the strain

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:45
Oooo - not at home today - hoping for a surprise on the doorstep when I get home

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:08
My Mum got married in the 60's and had peach gladioli

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 09:03
Thanks for the hugs guys

On my first train now - looking out the window at gorgeous banks of snowdrops - still looking lovely even though all the ones in my garden have gone over

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 06:42


Today is Chicklets birthday, so I have got myself a bargain day return ticket to Nottingham. Will look in and see you all from my train later on

Had a horrible week, with another midnight ambulance trip, followed by a day in hospital with Mr C.  Definitely something else going on that needs sorting - booked in for end of the month.  More meds in the meantime.  Rubbish.

Great to see Stacey, sounding full of (chilli) beans as usual

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 06:46

Morning wakey wakey, rise and shine. (Don't really feel that energetic,but thought if I put some oomph into my typing then the rest of me might follow).


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:21

Happy Birthday Liri - may all your bus journeys be magical ones


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 06:42

Morning all. Deep frost here ....although I believe it warms up from here on in. 

Lovely "facetime" chat with Chicklet yesterday.  I have the day off on Friday to go visit her, as it is her birthday So this one's only a 4 day week for me.

Hope everyone has a great week

Deer eating plants

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 21:58

Grazers spray works, but you have to keep spraying it on after rain.

Having said that, snakeshead fritillaries are one of the plants that our deer (roe) don't normally touch. But grazers has kept them off the magnolia stellata flowers when they took a fancy to them in the past

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:35

Add my welcome to the others DavidS .....have been wondering where you were.  Was tidying up my geums "flame of passion" last weekend, and it reminded me that it was your photos that inspired me on that one. They are growing away nicely so hoping for flowers this year.

Did more chopping back and tidying - about another weekend's worth and then I am done.  Moved three roses - Snowdon, a very prickly brute- to the back of the border where they can't attack so easily.  Pleased to see all my phlox are growing away quite strongly, and lots of bright red peony shoots showing through too

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