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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 21:32

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 06:34

Morning lovellies blue skies here too.  Hope our Scottish friends are not suffering too badly with the forecast gales and snow.

Medical was fine - just need to lose a couple of pounds

Booked our trip to Keukenhof last night, for end of April beyond excited 


Posted: 21/03/2017 at 06:28

Happy Birthday Logan - celebrate in style 

Is this a Hellebore?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:17

Its the native one - also known as the stinking hellebore.  I was a bit worried about the name but apparently it only stinks if you crush the leaves 😷 

They get tatty after the first year,  but seed really easily so there are always babies waiting to take over πŸ˜€

Cardboard planters and peas

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:13

I plant sweetpeas like that and the tubes always go mouldy- I just ignore it ..... never seems to do any harm 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:10

Thanks for the suggestions on mulch - am waiting on a reply from the local council,  but had not thought of trying local landscapers.

Sitting waiting for my medical - tummy grumbling loudly.  

Just realised what day today is 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 06:48

Morning lovely peeps

Work medical this afternoon, so porridge now, but then fasting til 2pm.  Work and drinking water .....not a happy combo 

Quince now firmly anchored in the ground  Plus lots of stuff cut back and a few other plants in their final positions.  Trying to find a source of large quantities of green waste for mulching.  Have tried googling and can only find places charging £100 for a builders bags worth.  Have emailed local council.  Does anyone else have tips on how I could get a truck's worth delivered without a second mortgage?

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:37

How exciting . Will be lovely to meet you all 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:22

Just having a quick cuppa before I head back out for some more chopping back.  Wonky -amethyst phlox is my absolute favourite 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:57

It even caused checkout envy .....I had to keep a very tight hold of it

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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