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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 06:39


Just been over to open the greenhouse door (although the forecast says the tomato plants stand no chance of overheating today ) only two discover 2 deer (Mum and baby) had breached the defences and were in ourveg patch .  Someone had left the gate open .  After some frantic bounding around they remembered the way in and scarpered away. They have pruned our stepover pears, and the leaves off the lower branches of the standard fruit trees, but thankfully had not got any further.  Gate now tied shut with baler twine, just in case they have found a way of opening said gate

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 22:16

Gorgeous plants Perki - some of my favourites in there.  Love the display your heleniums are giving 😍

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 06:38

Morning Dacha (whispers), Joyce and Pat

Feeling seriously creaky after my 17 miles yesterday.....might need to pick Fairy's brains for the best knee braces

Still raining here - think the garden has had its fill now, thank you very much 

LilyP - Chicklet is having fun  First day of lectures today, but she only had them in the morning, so has cycled to the beach for the afternoon - no frosts in Adelaide (although not quite sunbathing weather yet either)


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:39

They might not like a garage - can you bring them close to the wall of the house and rig up some sort of shelter - some planks on bricks would do


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:32

Thats the advice I have always followed - bring in about late October, pull off leaves as they go yellow/brown and then just leave them.  I start watering again in about March 


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:19

All mine are in pots and I bring them in to a cold GH for the winter (Surrey) - but its more to keep them dry than to keep them warm.  Can you rig up some sort of cover for them (under a bench or something)

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 16:19

Glad you had a good time In London LilyP - and are looking forward to welcoming the Muscovites 

Showery here, but we ignored it and went walking anyway .  Did 11 miles,so now sitting down with a cuppa before setting off again for a short local loop.  If I can get 20 miles under my belt in a day I'll feel abit more confident about the charity walk.

Good job the garden is looking after itself at the moment 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 21:51

Thankyou Giddy - loooove sweet peas 😍

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:58

Just invested in a new iPad, doing a quick test to see if photo loading is any easier

oh yes ......miles quicker 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:24

Wow  Gorgeous displays from B3 and JamesO .....thanks for sharing

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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