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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 15:37

DiD= Desert Island Discs Panda ......another of my guilty pleasures

Drive up was very good - first time I've done it in under 3 hours (=2 Archer omnibuses).  Felley Priory was lovely - initially looked like there would not be much to see, but there were actually hundreds of hidden gems.  Lots of named snowdrops (Melanie Broughton has gone on my wish list), lots of hellebores, iris and corydalis.  Plus hundreds of peonies pushing their red shoots through.  So much promise in a garden at this time of year.  

Now having a cuppa whilst Chicklet finishes up her last lecture for the term, then time to pack the car with her "stuff"......mostly consisting of enough shoes to wear a different pair every day of the month that she's home.  I exaggerate, but you get the picture.

Plant ID Help!

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:21

Looks like some sort of euphorbia/spurge.  They can be quite striking when they flower.  Be careful when handling though - their sap can burn your skin - wear gloves and beware of your eyes.

RIP Cliff Michelmore & Paul Daniels

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:18

I remember that too Runny  - always associate it with steamed up kitchen windows from all the veggies boiling away.  They also chose Tom Jones and his green green grass of home nearly every programme, and it always brought a lump to my throat.  

Both men have left us with some very happy memories - which is a tribute in itself.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:11

Uggh bit early for tales of snakes Glad you are now sorted.

Just getting ready for my drive to Nottingham - archers and gqt podcasts downloaded for the car, plus some DiD just in case there's traffic planning to stop off to visit a garden called Felley Priory on the way - probably a bit early to be spectacular, but I believe they serve cake Have a good day all ......sounds like some serious gardening going on .....spring is in the air

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:55

Thanks Dove 

And is there a bleary eyed Panda in the room ?

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:48

 This is antiquity (bottom left) and sweet sixteen (top) from last year - romping away with geranium Rozanne

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:42

I'll be sowing mine this weekend, on indoor window sills.  i'll be doing one batch of white (purity) one red (rubenza - saw it at Wisley last year .....lovely colour), antiquity (grew it last year and liked it, although it is quite a small plant) and a picotee one (sweet sixteen, I think).  I always pot on and pinch out several times before planting out early June

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:37

Morning. All is calm here, so we are heading off to work as normal.  Last day of the week for me as I am driving up to Nottingham on Friday to pick up Chicklet (and all her many assorted bits and bobs) to bring her home for the Easter holidays.  Might find a garden to visit on the way

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:32

And this was waiting for me on the doorstep too ....a fancy new kneeling mat (all my weeding finally wore the old one out)


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:26

We are back home and my Smilies are back

Thanks for all your thoughts - means so much.  Haven't told him about Sprinter Sacre yet ....think I'd better pick my moment.

My ((hugs)) go to Lily and Yvie too.  Sad times for you both.

Came home and sowed another batch of seeds.  The most life affirming, hopeful and positive thing I could think of to do.  They had better germinate quickly or there will be big troub

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