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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 10:10

Dad had a broken metatarsel last year Dove - boot came off after 8 weeks, but they checked after 6, because sometimes they can heal quicker.  Fingers crossed for you (but maybe not toes, as that could do more harm than good) . Your ensemble sounds lovely - just about to pull gardening clothes on here, but maybe I'll make an effort later when I settle down for Springwatch 

Rain forecast, so another day in the GH planned.  We were thinking of going up to London for another "hidden" walk, but the forecast says don't bother ☔️☔️☔️

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:44

Thanks Liri (and thanks to patient OH too).  Lovely to see it through someone else's eyes/lens

Joyce - the war graves garden was lovely and restful, with lots of little details when you looked closer.  The judges gave it a silver.....which is shorthand for "ordinary gardeners will love it" 

My name is Chicky, and I am an ordinary gardener 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 20:18

Hidden Gardens was great - bit soggy at times, but we just carried on my Grandma used to point out in rainstorms .."you won't melt"

Came home and spent an hour uploading about 10 photos on here   The picture threads are becoming almost impossible for me to use, which is a shame as they were the ones I used to enjoy the most   Might have to save my pennies for a new iPad (Nora's only suggested solution)

Then had a potting on session in the GH.  Managed to convince myself that not all my babies needed to be grown on ......maybe 40 rudbeckias is enough for one garden   So hard to abandon them though

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:04

Oh, look, the Emporer's got no clothes on 

I conceive a depressingly barren space, I execute it according to my plan, I win gold and best in show ......nonsense 

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:00

Sarah Raven watering hers

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 17:56

The feel good gardens were all beautiful

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 17:49

Loved this one too - complete with designer in flat cap

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 17:44

Always love CB gardens, and this year was no exception   The man himself is the one in the purple shirt in the second shot

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 17:40

Loved the planting in the breaking ground one - but two thirds of it was just paving .....not so good

Chelsea photos 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 17:32

Really liked the hidden one

Last edited: 28 May 2017 17:33:38

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Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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