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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 08:48

Welcome back Liri

I've been absent too - working 13 hour days plus 2 hours driving has not left time for much else.  Worked through the weekend too.  On a train to London at the moment - back tomorrow night, when it will all be over and some sort of normality will return.

Hope noone's missed me too much 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 06:28

Morning peeps

Hope Mr Joyce is feeling better today, and not too unsettled by the experience.

Today is the start of littlest Chicklet's one-a-day exam run.  Pretty intense.  Got everything crossed til Friday lunchtime 

Guess which numpty left her lights on yesterday . Finished work at 8.30, then had to wait an hour in the works car park to be "rescued" by the RAC.  Not my finest hour 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 06:26

Morning   Another busy week ahead  

Hope Mrs Pdoc is feeling better this morning.  And that Wonky is sorting out the water damage - what a disaster 

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:45

I love my sneeboer tools - stong, super sharp and very comfy.  They aren't cheap, but I have had family chip together for various birthdays and Christmases.  I use the transplanting trowel and handfork the most, along with the ladies spade, which suits me much better than the standard size ones.

Last edited: 11 June 2017 19:47:05

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:06

My Nana used to work in the Jacobs biscuit factory that made club biscuits.  She used to bring down boxes of the rejects when she came to stay.  Having one with half a biscuit was great, but one with no biscuit at all was the ultmate prize   So Hosta, you've just transported me back 40 years, and I know exactly what a thrill it is 

Lots of planting done, bit of weeding, and a fight with some brambles .......think I'd better wear a long sleeve shirt to work tomoz 

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 18:55

He likes the long handle and big blade.  He tends to use it with a chopping action, rather than a digging one.  I think its generally its "bigness" that appeals . He's quite a big bloke 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:02

Ooo, the pond pic has disappeared . Makes my comment a bit redundant 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:00

What a transformation Nick - incredible job 

Good job there's no fish ......they might fall out 

Pear trees

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 22:00

You're lucky you avoided the frost this year Teresa, most of us suffered.  It certainly put an end to my developing pearlets  Not one survived

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:13

He loves it Tesni - its in constant use.

Hogweed, this is the one I'm talking about, for the avoidance of doubt

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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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 leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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