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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 09:17

Morning


I suspect Fairy's robin looks more like this Pat:



Off to Brighton for the day with the chicklets, to see my sister and nieces.  She has just had a significant birthday, so am taking her pressie.....a conical bay tree and pot to put it in.  Being a gardener I am also taking John Innes No 2, some grit and some slate chippings for top dressing.  Think I wiil pot it up for her, whilst leaving the bay tree in its current plastic pot - she can remove it next spring.


Taking walking boots, as I think a walk on the downs is on the cards

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 17:23

Fabulous Liri - what a setting

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:09

Thanks - thats the one  Hope it carries on surviving in my frost pocket (neighbours conditions are the same, so maybe she has bred it tough)

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:05

Just caught the second batch. The benches do look very inviting.....

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:00

Wonderful pics Lizzie - love Houghton Hall but have only ever been in late May .....looks very different at this time of year

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:13

Thanks - pretty sure its not H. Jubatum as the flowers emerge fluffy at the outset, rather than having the faint "ear of corn" look about them.  I will go and have a google for hardy penisetums (particularly now I have learned how to spell it) and see what I find.


Thanks folks. You are the best

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:31

Gorgeous here, but rain to come (it said so on GW).  Spending today being builder's mate (spirit level, holding nails and stuff and murmuring encouraging words).  The garden seems to be looking after itself ok at the moment - so long as I only wander in it before I put my contact lenses in.


Got a day with my sister in Brighton tomorrow - so hoping for sunshine by then

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:19



my neighbour gave me a clump of this rather pretty grass.  It looks like a pennisetum, but is hardy (and every pennisetum I have had has never survived a winter).  Can anyone tell me what it is ......at the moment it is called Kathy's Grass 

New GW...??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:52

Really enjoyed the hour .....was nervous they were going to dumb it down, but they didn't.  Looking forward to next week's already

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 08:03

Morning all


New haircut sounds just the ticket DD  Glad you had a good time chatting to friends yesterday.  Invest in a good book for all those spare moments on your own....indulge in some luxury me-time


Later start for me today - we're not busy at the moment and littlest chicklet needs a lift to work (which is on my way).


Ordered two T&M limelight hydrangeas on one of their special offers ....they arrived yesterday in boxes the size of small wardrobes.  Beautiful plants, about 3 ft tall.  Sometimes T&M can be a bit risky, but this time they have excelled .....and at bargain bucket prices too

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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

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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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Getting rid of brambles

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