chicky


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Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:48


What on earth is going on?


I'm right behind you, all the way Pansy.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 15:00

Looks like speedwell to me too  - look out for little blue flowers - very pretty but invasive.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 10:36

I love the fact that "frying pan" comes up in a lot of 16C wills

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:03

Morning all, from a grey and windy South Coast 


Happy Hols Dove and Happy Hosting Hosta 


Hope you make some garden progress today DD - this garden opening thing sounds too stressful for words


Was curious about the shoogly door too


Taking Dad to a fracture clinic appointment over in Southampton today .....see if they can sort out his metatarsel !!

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:46

I think you'll find we moan loudly about most things Hosta  Mr C refers to us as "braying" types .....but he would also protest loudly that Hampshire is most definitely NOT a home county

What will deer leave alone, hopefully

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:42

Muntjacs are quite small Lily - about the size of a dog or a fox .....and if you get a close enough look at them they have funny fangs that hang out the side of their mouth.  We have mostly roe, with a very occasional sighting of a little fella

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:03

HappyBirthday Reggie


Dad is doing great - thanks for all your good wishes.  About to jump in the car for my stint of caring - will no doubt be checking in with you all whilst I am there.


Hope there is better news about your Aunt today Dove

What will deer leave alone, hopefully

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 10:06

We are plagued by deer, and over the years have found quite a few things are left alone - made this list for someone else recently - hope it helps


Plants our deer don't eat


Spring bulbs


Snowdrops
Daffodils
Hellebores
Primroses
Scilla
Chinodoxa
Alliums


Summer Annuals


Petunias
Isotoma
Salvia
Diascia
Lobelia (they sometimes have a nibble, but don't come back for more)
Rudbeckias (the half hardy ones with fuzzy leaves ...they do eat the perennials like Goldstrum)
Zinnias


Perennials


Peonies
Oriental poppies
Lavender
Aquilegias
Echinops
Euphorbia
Lupins
Centaurea montana
Agapanthus
Nerines
Lithodora
Aubretia
Sempervirums
Sage
Oregano
Rosemary
Cyclamen (the hardy ones, not the fancy ones sold as winter bedding)
Ferns
Hostas (although they eat the flower spikes they leave the leaves alone)
Heathers
Grasses



Shrubs


Daphne
Most viburnums
Hydrangea macrophyllia ( not the paniculata ones)
Box
Pieris
Buddleja
Rhodedendrons and deciduous azaleas (not evergreen azaleas)
Magnolia stellata
Wisteria
Cotoneaster
Pyracantha

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 08:55

Thanks for the hugs folks.


Lesley - are you sure its not woofer drinking it .....thats wot I can see in your avatar

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 08:28

Morning all


Yesterday was exciting, in all the wrong ways.  My Dad had a mini stroke, and fell, inside a locked house, with all of us more than 50 miles away.  With a bit of ingenuity the ambulance and neighbours were roused, and he got to hospital quickly.  There, thankfully, the symptoms gradually reversed, and his system "righted" itself.  He is left with a fractured foot where he fell, and three terrifed, but very thankful daugters.


So we will spend the next few weeks looking after him in relays ....at his home initially, but I think soon we will bring him up here - just need to get a bed set up downstairs.


So my sweetpeas remain unplanted.  (That was a warped joke ....sweetpeas didn't figure in the list of things I cared about yesterday)


And to think, that this time last week we were all wandering round Chelsea with him, thinking how well he was doing.

Last edited: 31 May 2016 08:30:09

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