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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:51

Didn't know this time existed on a Saturday morning ......Cotswolds, here I come 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 07:12

Catastrophe indeed Dove .  Hope there is tea instead

One more day at the grindstone, then really looking forward to my weekend.  Tomorrow I am going (with some friends) to a Garden Festival in the Cotswolds.  Lots of speakers - I'm booked in to see Troy from Sissinghurst, James A-S (who was hilarious last time I heard him talk .....very irreverent) and James Dunnett, the meadow man.  Plus a garden to look round at the venue, and some stalls.  I think cake will feature too 🍰🍰🍰.  Can't say better than that

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:54

Sounds like it could be a go-er. I've only been once before, in Autumn, and I'd love to go again.  I'll put it in my diary, and we can all talk again nearer the time

Do subscribers still get free gifts on Cover?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:24

You still get the free gifts - your magazine comes in a plastic wrapper, and any freebies are included inside that.  You just have to be careful not to throw them out with the advertising bumph

Apple tree choice?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:20

The best apple we grow here in Surrey (so not far from London) is Lord Lambourne - great taste.  We also have a Sunset, which is cox like, but easier to grow - prolific, if quite small apples

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 18:07

I am seriously considering driving up to Beth Chatto's on Saturday 22nd April for her Garden Festival.  Does anyone else want to come along?

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Last Frost

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 07:38

It says ours will be last week of April too  My garden obviously hasn't read the right rulebook 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 07:23

Morning all.  Slightly later start for me this morning - working at home, as I have to get something written, and it will be easier without the distractions of an open plan office.

Meant to say yesterday (few pages back now) - hello to Orchid/Sunflower Lady  Hope all is going well with the business, and that your lttle men are on good form 

Last Frost

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 07:17

Here in Surrey it is sometimes April, but has also been late May. So I never risk things til after the last May bank holiday - which coincides with the schools half term holiday.

One of the good guys

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 20:34

Hayloft supplied half my flower borders . When I was first getting going I used to go for all their special offers......7 years on numerous phlox, shasta daisies, asters and a good little collection of hellebores are all flourishing 

I was particularly impressed last year, when I had forgotten the name of one of the asters.  They looked up my order from 6 years before.......and I now know she is called Marie Ballard.

Top company 🍾🍾🍾

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Have I got an orchid???

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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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