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Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:39

Oooops - day late Happy Birthday for yesterday Flumpy - hope you had fun


Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:02
I started with similar collections, but mine came from hayloft. All flowered the first year, and have bulked up considerably since. Think I am in year 6 and they are going strong - have increased stock by stem cuttings - biggest challenge is finding a "non flowering stem" ....which is a nice problem to have

T&M Plug plants offer

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:58

I had an email from T&M yesterday telling me my plugs had been dispatched.  Seems pretty good service to me - not sure why it is not universal.  Did you create an account with them, or place your order as a "guest"?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:50

Morning all.  What a very sad day yesterday was.  Pleased that Obelixx, Possum et al are safe - hope you hear good news about your other friends soon.

Sounds like you are in for a marathon stay Lesley.  Hope your Dad is making good progress, and you are not going too stir crazy.  Keep looking in on us

I have plants arriving today too Yvie.  Mine are plugs (shhhhh!  don't tell Verdun) so are going to need some serious nurturing .....but I like that.  All my seeds have now germinated too ......just need the clocks to change so that I can get out to the GH when I get home from work and I'll be happy as a sandboy

......which poses today's million dollar question ....why are sandboys so happy ???

Bird song is back

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:39

I agree Wayside - an uplifting start to the day  Our orchestra here is s accompanied by a drumming woodpecker in the percussion section too

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:36

Ohno   A moley mole.  Lovely Leonard Messel

Can't beat a bit of retail therapy Flumpy

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:42
Yes it was last year GD - they went on til Christmas ! If you don't get frosts you might get them to behave like perennials - I treat them like annuals here and grow a fresh batch each year, but every now and then a stray one comes through winter and flowers the next year.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:59

Morning MrsG - its been good to see you

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:58

I grow rudbeckias from seed every year, and don't find them too tricky.  Mine are still currently in their germinating trays. In a couple of weeks I'll prick them out into bigger seed trays and put them in an unheated GH, but I will cover them with plastic lids every night til its reliably warmer, and put fleece over that too if a cold night is forecast.  They then go into individual pots and then planted out in garden early June.  I am in the southeast, but in a bit of a frost pocket.

hope that helps ....they are well worth the effort


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:51

Our Buzzards get mobbed by crows too Lyn - thought we just had a wimpy pair, but seems its a common thing.  Love hearing them "mew" from way up there - such a distinctive sound.

Frosty start here this morning - thought it was meant to be getting milder.

Hope a good night's sleep was had by all .....happy tuesday folks

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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

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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