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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 22:55

Liri - 2 purchases at HC - now stuffed with my own sweetpeas

Not keen on buying plants at shows then stressing them by carting them around.  But notes were taken, and online purchases made last night ....double blue geranium, sanguisorba squirrels tails and agapanthus twister are on their way.

Last edited: 05 July 2017 22:56:12

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 06:56

Last few days DD - you must be getting very excited/terrified . We're all urging you on 

Wonderful day out at Hampton Court yesterday - plant marquee was the highlight again - so many "new to me" plants gone on my wish list . Perfect weather too.  Bit of star spotting - Carol and Rachel strutting their stuff......whats not to like 

Back to the office today ......ho, hum

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 07:09

Beautiful edges Lizzie - the 1973 shears are obviously still in fine fettle. Your beds are looking lovely - hope your open day is a roaring success

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 06:56

I'm so very sorry Joyce.  You have cared for him so selflessly.  He will have known that he was loved ......and that is a very important thing.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 06:33

Looking cold Pat ....but preferable to the baking heat you get in summer.

Work this morning, but day off tomorrow for Hampton Court.....forecast still looking dry.  

Just been and picked myself a bowl of blueberries to go with my breakfast Yum

Joyce - hope your daughter arrives back soon - you'll find strength in each other.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 21:14

Love that Lily Fairy, and your daylily B3.  Great pictures on here

PapiJo - the pink spiky thing is a veronica - can't remember its name but its something space rocket-y. Takes me all my time to get pictures loaded on here - daren't add labels for fear of losing the lot and having to start again

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 21:05

You're all in my thoughts Joyce.  Multiple ((hugs))

Lupins have died

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 20:45

There is a lupin aphid wakeshine - never had it here but I've heard it wreaks havoc  worth a google to see if that is the culprit

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 15:59

Warm enough here to pause the planting and sit in the shade for a bit.  Having lemon verbena tea (cover your ears Hosta, but it was inspired by Monty).  I bought a couple of plants at Colombia Road Market when I went at Easter.......and it really does taste like lemon sherbert in a mug 

Sat watching the butterflies and the birds - pair of goldfinches on the feeders, so close I can almost touch sudden movements here for a while

On a less bucolic note,the festival of speed is on at Goodwood this weekend, and we're on the flight path.Red arrows nearly took the cowls off our chimneys yesterday 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 12:03

Sooooo lovely to see you Fairy

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Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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What to do and when? 
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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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