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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:19

She's at Mcbusted - and i am now happily ensconced in Starbucks at the o2 - with carrot cake - can't be bad !  She should be out about 11ish and then we start the battle to get home

Sounds like you had a great time OL - love the lakes, but rarely get up there any more.  Used to have an Aunt who lived inBarrow, who we stayed with alot.  How were your 48 perennials when they arrived ?  Mine are growing away well - especially the geums

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 21:19

Hey guess what - I'm on a train again !  On my way to meet Chicklet, who is at a concert in London, and her overprotective mother won't let her travel home from London, at midnight, on her own. I am in the doghouse, but don't care.  Am armed with gardening mags, coffee, and you lot to keep me company.

 

Great planter Panda - love all the shades of dark red and mauve - very classy

My Poor Bleeding Heart

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:54

I hate wind more than anything - been swirling round here today too.  Looks like you've done a good rescue job

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:45

Edd - i'd call that a result

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:40

Potters - love, love, love your garden And now see where your avatar comes from.  That aqulegia is a stunning colour too. 

Courgettes wilting

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:04

I would imagine courgettes are like cucumbers, and they definitely sulk when transplanted.  I thought i had lost all mine last week, when i potted them on - they drooped alarmingly.  But within a couple of days they had perked up - and now look fine again.  Pretty sure your courgettes will be the same ..... So don't panic yet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:00

Oooh yum - would love a slice of cake with my tea please Dove.  Instead have just had a pear - but not quite the same.

Got a few more plants in the garden, lots more to go.  Spent most of the time uprooting baby oak trees.  Think they are going to be my pest of 2014.

Enjoy your evening Potty - bright red nail varnish covers a multitude of sins 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:52

Lovely everyone - love the bambino Mrs G - and both you, pdoc and Lily have wonderful arching bleeding hearts.  And so many gorgeous tulips ..... I want them all

Also a big admirer of the doc's euphorbia

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:45

Thanks Lily - he is a bit of a star - but he loves making things as much as i love gardening, so it is a happy match.  He would be delighted if he never had to sit in an office again, and spend his life as a craftsman instead ..... But at the moment it remains a hobby.  His latest project is laying a new bit of drystone wall .... Pictures coming soon  (he and my Dad did the one you can see in the flower garden).

Fairy - i will tell him he has a commission from a Duchess!  So far his customers have been Buckeye Belle and Sarah Bernhardt - far more downmarket

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:36

I hav never grown everlasting SPs - so Dove could well be right, and you have got the right label after all.  Ordinary SP's look like this at the moment:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43541.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 And whilst i was there, thought you might like to see my first ever "real" auricula blooms (as opposed to pretty polyanthus, if Lizzie is looking in)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43542.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

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catalpas---digging-out

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