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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:42

Lovely pics Lizzie - daffs already

Good job my new dressing gown has a hood☔️☔️☔️

More out there than expected - lovely to have a good look - note to self, should do it more often at this time of year.





winter honeysuckle

mahonia soft caress

viburnum Dawn

native primrose



sarcocca (?? Spelling - winter box)

hellebore double ellen purple (that was a real surprise, tucked away in my plant creche)

** (and no flowers, but big fat buds on daphne, chanomeles and several more hellebores)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 11:10

One step at a time is the way to do it DD   And those steps will be easier with all your inherent optimism and energy channelled into positive stuff.   Wishing you and Charlie a great 2017

Woken up late - as you do.  Cuppa now, then avocado and bacon sarnies for brunch, then flower count, then walking in the rain .......think thats my day sorted

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 00:08

Happy New Year to all my Forum Friends - may your 2017's be truly awesome

Trachelospermum Jasminoides newbie

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 20:05

I'm in Surrey Humblebee, and lost 2 of these in their first winter

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 09:43

Have a fab holiday Hosta - wishing you lots of sunshine  and lots of sleep

off to the hospital to visit Dad today - yes, he's still in there.  Doing well and desperate to get out, but they don't seem to have the staff around to discharge him .....all a bit odd.

Thinking about some New Years resolutions too .....just read about one that involved planting all new purchases on return from the GC, instead of creating an ever expanding plant creche.  Do you think I could manage that ?


Posted: 30/12/2016 at 18:05

Hope lunch was good Chrissy

how to support 24 climbers in small garden?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 15:24

I've had Ernest Markham in a large pot for years now and its doing really well thats only 23 you have to find border space for now 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:30

And i defy anyone who calls me a shorta"@e ever again

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:24

Out on a walk at the moment - it is a truly glorious day

MrC decided to stay at home and clean chimneys, so am noodling with you lot instead.

good to see you PP, and glad Fairylet is improving - sounds like she has been through the mill 😮

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 09:11

I'll be counting  Doesn't look like it will take long this year ......but then there's always something that surprises me

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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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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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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