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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 06:56

Morning all

Now that the Cleve extravaganza is over I will start looking forward to my next gardening treat - which is a few days away in Essex - with Beth Chatto's and Hyde Hall thrown in for good measure ..... Fingers crossed for some sunshine.

but before all that ......best get off to work

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:12

Back home - Cleve was wonderful.  Entertaining, really interesting, and came across as a really genuine guy.  Will never look at a Chelsea garden in quite the same way again.  Amazing how they all contain so many hidden details, and have so many people working behind the scenes.  Great evening.

Is it too late to cut back lavender?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:07

I wouldn't expect more flowers til next year.  They look fine to me - don't cut back any harder now, or the coming frosts will clobber the new growth it stimulates and that could kill the plant.  You can give them another trim late spring next year if you want to tidy them more.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 18:56

Topbird - the cane prop ventilation system is ours!  Primitive, but works.  And yes Lesley, drilling into polycarbonate required for hinges.  

Heavens keep opening here too - but the garden needed it

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:37

Ggirl- cold frame pics that might help


 


 


 Let me know if more photos would help

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:07

Ggirl - B&Q (and i'm sure all the others too) will cut polycarbonate to order - so if you have timber you want to use that is a certain size, then you can make the lid to match.  you can get slide on edging strips for it too, to finish it off. mr Chicky made mine about 10 years ago and it is still going strong.  He sized it to fit round three of the black plastic trays they sell in GCs - since that was the only thing he couldn't customise.

they are wonderful things

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:15

Great -thanks

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:47

Was going to post exactly the same myself !  Assume the BBC have rescheduled it - but it would be great if someone could post here when they spot it.  I have my record button at the ready, to store up some gardening viewing for those dark winter nights that will soon be upon us

Camellia

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:44

Should be fine outside - they are tough plants, despite their exotic appearance.  The victorians grew them in greenhouses for years before they realised they were hardy

Something has eaten the plastic lid of my slug pellets

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:42

I sometimes use the wildlife friendly slug pellets, but these days they disappear overnight - far faster than the slugs could get them.  I had put it down to mice (we have lots in the garden, although thankfully very few in the house now) - this makes me think i was right.  Do mice like ferric phosphate ??

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