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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:28

So pleased Charlie enjoyed his trip - always good to have them safely back.  i have been eyeing up rowan trees too - beth chattos garden had a beautiful one with pink berries

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65473.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Mmmmm Gorgeous

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 18:08

Same here Lizzie - with you all the way.

Presenter

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 14:57

Promised myself I wouldn't contribute to this thread...but can't help it

We are all different generations, and Monty Don is my Geoff Hamilton - i didn't have a garden when GH was on the telly.  I learn loads from MD, and expect I will still be singing his praises in 20 years time, because he is "of my time".  Same way as I still think Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet were the best bands ever.

But as well as being an excellent presenter, MD is one of my favourite authors too - he writes books that I love to read - even if they are mostly only tangentially related to gardening.  A very talented man

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:02

I have realised over the years that plants I buy from GC's die on me far more regularly than those I buy online.  I wonder whether its because GC's sell plants that have been manipulated into looking good on display (they must have loads of flowers etc) -which is not great for the long term health of the plant, and certainly does not match the conditions they are likely to encounter in my humble garden.  Online plants from good nurseries very rarely arrive smothered in flowers, and yet they seem to establish so much better.

I am still tempted by GC purchases (who isn't).

The only hellebores that have failed to make a reappearance in my garden this year are the beautiful specimens i bought from GC's last year. So I have just ordered some more Hayloft plugs.  I will have to wait a couple of years to see flowers, but they will be there for the long haul

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:51

Morning all.  Winds now howling here too.  Off for a haircut, then time to pack all the christmas decs into their boxes - currently they are in a large heap on the table ...thats what happens when twelfth night falls on a workday.  Maybe some gardening tomorrow

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:30

Really good news Matty - good luck on Tuesday.

Joyce - others have said wise things - your friendship through thick and thin will be very precious

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 19:00

Ouch Lily - sounds nasty.  Hope you're not too sore tomorrow (the day after is always worse).  Worrying news about son's friend Dove - fingers crossed it all turns out well.  

lovely picture Yvie - what a gorgeous quartet you are!  And made me laugh seeing runny wielding a fork whilst doing handstands!  Loved Clari's article too - sounds like your museum is really catching people's attention - great that all your hard work and enthusiasm is paying off.

and so sorry about your tree damage LilyP and KEF ('s Mum) - hope the winds quieten down for everyone soon.

so much has been happening on here today !  Need a lie down now to gather my thoughts - just seen on the local news that a crash that happened about 2 minutes in front of me on my way to work resulted in a fatality and 2 critical.  It looked pretty dire, and it obviously was. 

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:40

Oh, that picture has made me smile so wide

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:31

Here's my promised pic - doing well in a pot atm, but not as big as blairs

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65451.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Galanthophiles

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:24

We have a local galanthophile who sells named varieties at £1 a pot at the local garden group, so i have a few.  I like the simple ones for drifts, but have a few clumps of the bigger flowered special varieties too - ones I picked were Magnet, Kite, Sam Arnott, Brenda Troyle, James Backhouse and Silverwells.  No doubt I will be tempted by some more this spring too.  He is such am enthusiast, it would be rude not to

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Anyone know a good one? 
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