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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:23

Gilly - my strawberries are in the GH - to keep them away from the deer.  They go outside for the winter and come back in the spring.

FG - know what you mean about surprises.  Like when my quiet, reserved one came home announcing she was going to do drama for GCSE.  Nearly fell off the chair !  But very pleased all the same.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 19:45

Warm and overcast here - feels like thunder is on its way.  Youngest is off on a school trip tomorrow morning - sleeping in tents - pity the poor teachers  - wet, soggy (and no doubt giggly) teenagers.  Nuff said !

Just had the first four strawberries from my plants (one each, not being piggy) - tasted fantastic .  And plenty more to come ....


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 23:06

Charlotte - you poor thing.  Its so disappointing when something ruins all your hard work.  In my experience deer or mice would eat things, not bury them.  Maybe badgers or foxes ?



Posted: 18/06/2013 at 07:07

Hi there OW - welcome back !

I once quizzed the Blackmore and Langdon people at Hampton Court - he said always cut the flower spikes on delphiniums back as that makes them concentrate on becoming stronger plants for next year, rather than putting all their energy into setting seed.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 07:05

Daisy - love the peony too - do you know which one it is ??  John, v jealous of that lovely greenhouse.  And your roses look so healthy - great flowers but also the glossy leaves


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 06:59

You're doing a grand job Dove !   Hope your day at work is better than the last few ...

Glad you are enjoying yourself Lizzie - LOVE Gt Dixter - very envious.

Not sure about heatwave here Daisy - but no rain.

Anyone ever managed to get rid of rabbits?  Have one (hopefully singular) causing havoc - never had any before.  Have a humane trap, that he is ignoring - any ideas what they like eating best (apart from my phlox)? 

Please help me identify what is eating my strawberries!?!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:16

Could mice be getting in?  They help themselves to the strawberries in my greenhouse

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:08

I was there about 1ish- then visited the other gardens til about 3.30 - I bet we passed each other.  What fabulous gardens though, and a lovely spot.  So many beautiful flowers

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:00

Lovely pics garden girl - sorry I missed you yesterday - I loved the wheelbarrows too!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:56

I tried that trick once - and only once ..... Not nice ......

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