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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:31

Totally agree MrsG - people think Forkers is a chat thread, but really it is one great living, breathing to-do list, with cake thrown in.  Good to see you back - you were missed

Football season - 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:06

Indeed - divided loyalties today .  One is genetic, other is where I was brought up .... A version of nature vs nurture I suppose (nature normally wins here)


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:01

LPilly - absolutely - it feels like the sky is falling in for months !  A neighbour round here did some major tree clearance ( - but thats another story ) and i still feel like i am about to drive off the end of the earth whenever i go past

Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:58

Dave - once the new growth appears do you then remove the sand/compost, or do you leave the new plant growing out of a mound??


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:55

Happy Birthday Mr BM

Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:50

We have had some success with Marmande - just not many tomatoes per plant


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:45

Morning all.  A day of light garden pottering calls.  Might even sit out there later and read a mag, if I can find a blanket, scarf, gloves and hotwaterbottle. (shivery smilie required please Daniel).

enjoy Parham Ggirl, and the picnic Dove.  And very glad LPilly survived the winds this time - we live in woodland, and know exactly how scary it can get when trees are falling all around you


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:40

Perfect LB - your shed will be great if it has lots of light. (mine is black as coal - i just assume everyone elses is the same)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:22

Love the cardinal, and Lady Emma too!  Beautiful colours both.  What have you put Lady Emma with Lizzie?  Its quite a hard colour to place.

agree to avoid VM.  I bought great agapanthus online from Pine Cottage nurseries earlier in the year.  Great plants, which have all flowered this year, and she even threw a free one in for good measure.  Just checked, and they have Queen Mum on their list 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:24

I'd keep them out in a normal place til about November, then move them out the worst of the wet then - under the veg planter sounds a good idea. I would not put them in a shed, as they will want some light.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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