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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:14

Morning all.  Chuffed to bits with one of my new auriculas 



Got a heap of compost to shift this weekend - so must focus, no faffing allowed.  Apart from maybe a spot of seed sowing and seedling pricking out....busy, busy.


Hope you enjoy the show Loana, and your tulip steals the show.


I want fairies/UFOs in my garden .....is there anything special I need to do to attract them 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 22:39

Mine's still there BM ....lots of molluscs here, but no big foots 

Patio magnolia

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 20:44

I'll take some pics tomorrow - they are still in quite small pots ....planning on liberating them soon ....honest 

Patio magnolia

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 20:01

I have two of these Aster (similar offer about 3 years ago). Mine are still in pots (inertia here too)......but doing well and flowers every year so far

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:42

Made it to Oxford - sadly, a business park on the ring road, so no romantic stone buildings in  sight.


Glad Russian littley is out of intensive, hope he continues to improve today.


Ouch Hosta - hope they get to the root cause soon


Mr C has just emailed - 8 tonnes of black gold just delivered on our driveway - that'll keep me busy for a few weekends πŸ˜€


Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 06:49

V. Quick G'morning all  Meeting in Oxford this morning.....bit of a drive  see if I can find some GQT's to listen to on the way 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:42

Just checking in .....


Big hugs and positive thoughts for LilyP and Yvie .....hope the little ones are on the mend very soon.


Very exciting news about Wonky's new greenhouse


Didn't sleep well last night, so gonna hit the sack now

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:23

 Oooooo BeausM - yours looks a lot like mine - might be a baby beaujolais after all

Alliums

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 06:53

Radolpo - I have quite heavy clay soil and mine normally last 2or 3 years before disappearing.  I top up every autumn now, to keep the display going strong. Love alliums 


Never grown sweetcorn with them though - maybe Chloe is talking about onions rather than the ornamental alliums?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 06:48

LilyP - there aren't really rules, as such, but the bit in Tootles quote above sets out what to do.  So when we have decided which plant to go for we all order, from the same site, at around the same time.  Then we compare notes every step of the way  Lots of pics last year helped us on our journey

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Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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