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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:46

The house is 1595, and the gatehouse is 13th century .....love it

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:15

LilyP - we found the Postmans Garden on our last trip - poignant but fabulous - here are just a couple of the dedications.


 And here is the oldest surviving house in London - it was preserved because someone built a new facade around it.  In the first world war a zeppelin bomb caused all the covering tiles to fall off, revealing this underneath ....just by Smithfield market


 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:52

Great idea Fidget and Steve - can I pre-order one?  Don't subcontract the build to Eddie Grundy, it won't need a chimney

Mr C and I have decided to go up to London to do another of his "hidden" walks - last one was brill so expectations are high. Got gardening planned for tomorrow, once we have seen the back of the frosts.  In sunny surrey we saw -3 on Thursday morning - magnolia and pieris duly mullered, but think most of the wisteria buds are still ok.

Dove - in my experience, when gerbils borrow an eggbox, it is rarely returned in pristine condition

cosmos,

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 22:47

Nut has helped me out on this one before (lost the labels on my cosmos seedlings one year) - those with red/dark stems produce red or pink flowers, those with green stems produce white flowers

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 07:04

Morning Dove  Remember gerbils from school - used to babysit them in the holidays.

no frost this morning for a change.  When I complain that there are no plums on our tree in August, someone remind me of the last few days.  It was so bad yesterday I had to take a kettle out to get the latches of our gates working.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 06:32
(((Hugs))) for Dove and Wonky. Treasure those memories. She lived a life that brought joy to others, which is a great legacy.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 07:00

Lovely mental picture here Steve. Just how fluffy, and what colour

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:44

Morning Steve, Afternoon Pat.

No flopping here, its all go-go-go.  Frost this morning ....its now colder here than it was at Christmas.  Greenhouse babies all untucked (bit chilly out there in a fluffy dressing gown) .....looks like a nice day on the way.  Best get up an' at 'em

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:37

None this Friday, or next Friday either Tootles.  Think that is why feelings are running high - to miss two weeks in the peak of the gardening season is really taking the biscuit

Echinacea

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew a variety called Pink Parasol from seed a few years ago, and they are still going strong.  I find the most difficult bit is getting them through the slug munching stage at about this time of year ....they seem to be resistant once they get going growing.

I've got some Magnus on the go this year from seed - they will get grown on this summer, overwinter in the coldframe, and then ready to plant out and flower next summer.

here's a pic of pink parasol


 

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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Keukenhof

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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