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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:07

I shall look forward to Cornwall in September

Enjoy your Malvern trip Lizzie and Matty - keep an eye out for Woody.  Malvern and Harrogate seem to kick off the show season ....you've reminded me that its only 3 weeks til I go to Chelsea

My attack on the brambles using SBK and pipecleaners was so successful that I am going to have a go at another patch .....this time on our driveway.  They have snagged just about every pair of work trousers I possess (office sort, rather than gardening gear).

have also just seen the forecast for the rest of the week .....best get my delphiniums staked too

Hope the Moscow move goes well for the HongKongers .....they are inching their way closer to home

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:10

Thanks guys.  Winter - we got a good deal for bulk buying the trelllis, and put it all up ourselves ..... took many evenings and weekends.  But so worth it to be able to have an area where I can grow what I want without having to worry about Bambis. We are on box blight alert - just one box ball succumbed this winter, but won't be surprised if it spreads.  If so will have to start again with yew

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:03

5 more series  Lovely

Had a good afternoon out there once the rain cleared away.  Gladioli corms planted, few more plants found homes, some cuttings potted on and lots of pottering.....bliss

Off to the cinema with Chicklet to see Far from the Madding Crowd tonight.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 15:54

Great tulips Runny - lovely colours.

starting to look a bit frothy out there:


 


 oH has given the stumpery an extension


 

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02

Snap

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02

I'd try googling sheep sorrel images - that should help you see what you've got

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:53

I think its sheep sorrell.  It is the worst weed in my flowerbeds.  Forever trying to dig it out, but it has running roots which get everywhere, and are quite invisible in the soil.

not sure of the best way to get rid of it in a lawn apart from lots of mowing - others might know

I'm told that in the old days they used to eat it to fight off scurvy

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:13

Nice and wet out there, but forecast to clear up shortly.  Like everyone else, we needed the rain.  Plan to get my sweetpea seedlings in the ground today, and plant up some of my recent purchases.  Everything looking very fresh and green out there - we have lost sight of the neighbours, and won't see them again til December (unless we pop round of course)

just been offered another cuppa and a bacon and fried egg sandwich ....would have been rude to refuse

Veronica

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:55

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/the-blues/686078.html

meomye - we were having a chat about blue flowers last week .....lots of ideas in that link

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:47

That border is looking great Lyn  especially like the repeated white flowering shrub - gives it a lovely rhythm

Yours is looking great too Lizzie .....how many days now til open day ???

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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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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