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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:57

And topbird is jetting off too - happy hols to you all

Looking forward to helenium pics Verd (Ooops - edit to say found them now - fab)

Given up trying to keep up Fairy .... Just plunge straight in with my tuppeny ha'penny.  Apols for bits I miss - no personal slights intended.

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:52

Only things i can think of need sun to keep flowering in winter (pansies etc) - if you were using pots you could rotate them from sun to shade to keep them going.

something with berries might be your best bet.  Some of the cotoneasters self seed in our patio/paving, so i assume they don't need much moisture.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:49

An update on the cuttings front ... all but one of my lavender have collapsed, so just gone out and had another go (probably too late, but nothing ventured etc etc).  But my penstemmon and agastache are looking pretty healthy 6 weeks after i took them ... Hopefully will have a den of vipers for the garden next year (black adder and blue boa ....I'll get my coat)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:43

"Alright for her horse" - .... Hope thats the last time she gets offered bounty from the fidget patch.  Glad to hear Dad is back raring to go - now we can see where you get it from

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:14

Are you thinking about pots or in the ground Nick?

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:13

Art - my email notifications were working fine til about a week ago, and then they stopped altogether again, so don't think its anything to do with your settings.  I am a fan of the "followed threads" button in their absence

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:08

Great news Mike

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:01

Morning all.  A weekend in the garden calls

Enjoyed GW too - love heleniums.  I have moorheim beauty and sahins early.  Like Lizzie, i loved the really dark red one - does anyone grow it, or know what its called??

love the dig for victory idea Clari!  If worst comes to worst old coffee cups do as starter  pots for plants (we have started tomatoes in them before now) - if you start saving now you'll have loads next easter.

off to watch my goldfinches have their breakfast...

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 06:52

Brilliant

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 06:50

Morning Can see some scraps of blue sky

Great day yesterday - was interested to see how the famous Olympic Park meadow planting was working 2 years on.  Verdict: the sections that are massed grasses look spectacular, some of the rudbeckia/ echinacea bits look good - but they looked freshly planted to me, so a massive amount of work every year to keep it going, and the more meadowy bits looked dreadful (although they might have been great a few months ago).   Also went inside the velodrome - amazing - the short ends of the track are practically vertical.  Its like riding on a wall. And that special London 2012 feeling still hangs about the place.

And now ..... to work.  But tgif

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