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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:59

Snooker isn't sport 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:55

Woody - your garden is looking wonderful - thanks Ggirl for sharing the pics.  Particularly love the camassias - and pleased to see your wildflower patch is thriving.  What has happened to the "alpine roundabout" plan?

mrsG - great arches - they will look wonderful wherever they end up - and clothed with flowers they will be even better.

Lizzie - your GH looks a bit like mine - getting a bit full !  I have permanent staging down one side - high grade stainless steel tables which were once work-canteen catering prep tables from OH's work, that were going in the skip.  He got permission to rescue them  Similarly our woodsheds, which were the old bicycle shelters, similarly destined for the skip.  Mr Chicky loves a spot of recycling ...... Sometimes gives the place a slightly Steptoe look, but i go with it, and mostly it works

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:44

Oooh - i love it when a plan comes together.  Well done Nut.

Assignations with strangers in car parks ...... Feels like I am in a James Bond film.  


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:58

Lily - can't help on Dogwood, but it was me with the potted acer tips, which go like this ......

apparently acer roots like to touch the edge of their pots, so if you pot up more than a size at a time they put so much effort into growing roots to reach the edge of the new pot that they often expire in the process.  So the nursery lady gave me instructions about moving from 2 litre, to 3 litre, to 5 litre to 7 litre - and in year 4 you can release them into the ground.  Any repotting should be done before July, for the same reason - so they have plenty of time to grow said roots.  So far, I am slavishly following her instructions, and have a set of very healthy acers.

Off for my tea now - will pop back later for a catch up on all those lovely photos


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 06:53

Love all your plant pics Gardengirl - your raised beds look great, and so do your pots. Will any of the WW plants make it to the station?

So misty here cannot see across the garden.  Still, good weather for growing - which is what everything is visibly doing.

I want a hedgehog !!  (Said in Violet Beauregard fashion - a highbrow literary reference to keep Forkers on their toes)

Lizzie - glad you enjoyed your trip - rotten about catching a cold to spoil it a bit.  I was in Windsor on Friday too, and the rain was biblical

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:02

Lovely again Lizzie - you are so far ahead of us in terms of flowering - you have whetted my appetite for my snowball tree.  Hope you enjoyed your trip to the motherland

Great pics everyone - keep them coming ..... I just love seeing people's plants and gardens


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 20:51

Smiling at the thought of Wintersong hovering above her nice clean paths, like some cartoon character with special powers

Glad the sale went well Woody - plenty of pennies for the hortsoc coffers. I hear Ggirl did her bit for the cause!

Sounds like a productive day in the garden for some - very rainy here, so didn't matter that I was at work.  Car broke down this morning - minidrama - but nice man from the RAC came and fixed it, so I was soon on my way.

What colour hanging thingy did you get in the end Fidget?


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 06:53

Morning all, and happy birthday to OL.

One (or 3) of the things i planted yesterday was stipa tenuissima - hope it isn't invasive.  But it is lovely - short and wavy - like a bad hair day.  Looking at the state of my locks I can see why that comparison came to mind. Better go wash and dry it into submission .....

Favourite Garden Pest

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:28

Have a grudging admiration for the deer, that neatly munch everything in sight


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:08

OL - did the 48 "free" lavenders last year (and the year before)- they are small to start ( think "48 perennials") but grow really quickly.  I will post photos of the 2012, and the 2013 ones later in the week (won't be home before dark tomorrow).

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