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Gardens we have visited 2017

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 18:30

Since Easter marks the start of lots of garden openings, thought it was time for a thread to share our trips.

We made an impromptu visit to the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle today

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:14

Mr C uses steel reinforcing bars when he makes garden structures (obelisks etc) for me.  He also welds little steel balls on the end (35p each) to make different length plant stakes.  Some are left rusty, some are painted black with Hammerite - depends whether I'm aiming for the smart or rustic look

Made a last minute decision to drive down to Arundel for their tulip festival.  Amazing . Had been wanting to visit the Collector Earl's garden for years - and it was just beautiful.  Will start a 2017 garden visitng thread in a bit.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:57

Morning peeps . Lovely day with family yesterday - think it will be a quiet one today 

Had intended in getting some plants in the ground, but not liking the forecast of frosts for the next few days.  They are hardy ones, but still think I will leave it for a few more days.  I fear for my emerging wisteria blossom 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 09:33

Happy Easter to you all  Easter Bunny has just been - but the egg hunting has yet to begin.  

Family descending today - nice long walk on the cards, then roast dinner .  

But first, I must go visit my greenhouse babies- be warned Wonky - it can become a large part of your life at this time of year 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 20:09

Love irises - thats a great one Plantmaiden

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 19:34

Like your style Amberspy

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 19:32

Oh wow - its looking so good already Yvie .....thats a lot of digging 

Your garden is gorgeous - so much colour, and its only April 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 19:16

Gorgeous clematis Hosta. I've had a white koreana one on my wishlist for a couple of years - just need to think of somewhere to put it.

Thanks for the recipe offer Obxx - saw it too late.  Used an internet one - seems to have worked out ok. 

All seedlings pricked out - as usual some of them drooped alarmingly in protest, but I seem to remember that happening before and they recover overnight.....fingers crossed.

off to find Yvie's pond thread .......

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 10:01

I'm so sorry Pat - what sad news

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:33

FiL moved house recently, and I claimed his stepladder 

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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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

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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