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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:46

I'd donate them Dove, but I fear it would lead to domestic strife ...... he said it would be like selling one of the children.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:40

Hope your Mum is settling now Verd.

back from our walk - lovely out there


 


 And Mr Chicky has brought his harvest indoors


 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:37

Fairy - Elka is like tete a tete - so will go towards the front, with Thalia nearer the back.  will keep them well away from the yellow ones - separate bed, round a corner.  Don't want them mixing with the hoi polloi

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:29

And we combined it with a visit to Hyde Hall - some great autumn colour there


 


 That really was grasses planted en masse!


 Loved this sunken garden


 The red is the stems of cornus sibirica ....its gone on the list


 


 


 


 


 Not normally a pampas fan, but loved this one

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:17

Matty - those pictures look like paintings - especially the first and third.  those impressionists could certainly capture the essence of a place.

here are some from a visit to Beth Chattos mid October.  The grasses and some of the borders still looked great, but it has whetted my appetite to go back in summer next year, to see it in full fettle.


 


 


 


 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:00

Morning

Winds must have been focusing on Scotland last night - all calm here.  Will have a lazy morning and then a walk at a local NT place - lots of trees and lakes - should be nice at this time of year.

forgot to mention that I'm go to try some white daffs this year - got some Thalia and Elka for a bed at the back of the house.  Hoping they will look super sophisticated

And spurred on by pDoc's success, I will fill in my Wimbledon public ballot form today too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:54

Ooooooooh.  Something to look forward to - his is still green leaved......

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:52

So lovely Artjak.  Why am I not surprised you have an eye for colour.  Might try scouring the garden tomorrow for some likely vase material.......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:48

Didn't realise it had good autumn colour - it was bought because OH likes BIG leaves. If he had his way (which, of course, he won't) this place would look like Jurassic Park

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:39

I have been known to write things I have already done on a tdl .....just for the pleasure of crossing them off

Found Chicklet's phone buzzing the other day ....it was an alarm telling her to "check list".  I have taught her well

Discussions started by chicky

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 leaves🙄 
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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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