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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 06:56

Knew I'd got that wrong as soon as I typed it .....what I meant was that it wasn't the Lakes

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 06:50

Hope the back eases soon Pdoc.  Go easy on that credit card

Some sunshine here, but don't think it will last long.  Think my waterbutts should be nearly full again now.

on Swallows and Amazons .....read them all when I was a child ...They didn't mean to go to Sea was my favourite.   Think thats a Broads one.  Enjoy them Pat

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:08

Great planters Obxx - really pretty pattern on those steamers

Also missed Beaus gorgeous front garden before ....think I was on hols.  Looks like something straight out of a country living mag

sweetcorn

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:03

I'd post a new thread LMS - there are a few tomato experts on the forum, but they're unlikely to look in on a sweetcorn thread.

our silk tassles are now going brown - will be harvesting a few this week (with my umbrella)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 06:50

Morning all. And good luck to Mr Yvie at the eye hospital.

Choc cake looks scrummy - hope a special day was had by all the Fairies

Botswana sounds exciting Pdoc - hope the hiking bit is away from big animals.  

And hope LilyP's swallow found his way outside.  Once spent a night with a starling behind our wardrobe .....not much sleep was had, but he flew off happily the next morning looking none the worse for his ordeal.

got a full week at work this week - that'll be a shock to the system ....I'll be needing a day off by Tuesday.

best get started ......

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:49

Thanks for that David - looks Iike I will have to search in the shed for some stilts

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:10

I grew the Chelsea collection from Eagle this year- they have been fantastic.  Will be an Eagle devotee from now on....thank you David

I have a question though, my spring sown ones are now too tall for me to reach to pick.  Can I chop the tops of the plants off and get more flowers shooting lower down, or is it too late in the year for that sort of malarkey??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:41

Julie - yes, the cleomes look like fireworks - they seem to like quite a damp, but sunny, spot.  They certainly weren't happy on last year's dry sunny bank.  I found they do best sown really late - about April.  Have fun with yours next year.  Enjoy Eden.

DD - when the alternative is i****ng, then even a fun day will be fun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:33

The Hewitt double isn't staked Beau - but there are three planted quite densely and they are in amongst some quite beefy phlox, so I think they get all the support they need from their neighbours.  If one was planted on its own it might need some help.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:29

Happy 18th to the littlest Fairy - hope she has a fantastic day

expecting torrential rain soon - think I will have a day catching up with gardening mags

wandering round the garden last evening with the camera made me realise just how well my cleomes are doing this year.  Last year they were rubbish - so chose a different spot for them this year, and think I've now got it right

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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Keukenhof

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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