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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 19:33

Weeding, weeding, weeding......but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Very pleased to find my echinacea emerging before the slugs noticed

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:40

Hi folks. Just in from a therapeutic weeding session.

Had a bit of a tricky week.  Mr C had his investigation - turns out his new chest pains were caused by the stent they put in last December blocking up (a rather alarming 98% blockage).  So they put another couple of stents in, and now we cross our fingers.  Can't quite believe they let him walk round for 4 whole weeks (with 2a&e ambulance admissions in that period) without considering that as a possibility.  Working my way back round to positive thinking after a shaky few days.  Feel very tired

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:18
I think, sadly, that they did not have enough visitors to make it worthwhile keeping it staffed to be open- most of her sales are now via plant fairs.

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:44

Hosta - Its called Phoenix Perennials, in Medstead, just off the A31.  But only open by appointment now.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:37

Must be getting close .....got everything crossed

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:26

I've been listening Dove  couldn't wait for the omnibus this week

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 15:08

Don't know of any in Surrey, but if you are prepared to travel over the border into north Hampshire then Marina Christopher has a renowned nursery in Medstead, near Alton and Rosy Hardy is in Whitchurch, Hampshire.  

What's eating my beans

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 10:25

We share our garden with lots of mice - too many to eradicate!  We have found that beans and peas are safe if you leave them to get bigger before planting out - it is the young tender shoots they love.  So we leave it til 3 or 4 pairs of leaves have appeared.  Have also used holly branch prunings to crisscross the area - they don't like getting their noses pricked

Mystery Mothers Day seedlings

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 06:48

I thought geum too - plenty of them have red flowers.  What a lovely idea for a present - you can hours of fun guessing

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:31

Big ((hugs)) for you all Dove and Wonky .....will be thinking of you

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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