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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 06:44

Morning Morning Welcome to the new week

3 mor sleeps til Chicklet comes home for the weekend

But in the meantime ......duty calls.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 22:05

Cracking end to Poldark (no spoilers for Dove) ......Sunday nights won't be quite the same for a while 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:24

Just in from a very satisfying weeding session 

Thank you Yvie, for recommending the Occitane 1-minute hand scrub a while ago - marvellous stuff .  My hands look ready for work tomorrow - and that doesn't often happen after an afternoon grubbing around in the soil 

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:47

Not just you Nut

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:39

Tomatoes on toast again for me this morning.  Thats it now, tomatoes over.  Going to empty the GH today and make room for some of the things that like to be a bit cosier over the winter.

Very frosty out there this morning.  Waiting for a bit of a thaw before I get out there. ❄️❄️❄️

Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:35

OK, scrub that thought  winchester cathedral is only a shrub, not a climber.

My SL is planted with a climbing Iceberg ......

Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:29

My Shropshire Lad has quite a lot of flowers and repeats well - never completely smothered, but the only ones that do that for me are the once flowerers (cecile brunner and pauls Himalayan musk)

loana - think you could have one either side - in which case youcould try two varieties.  Shropshire Lad goes well with whites.  You have to be careful with other pinks, as SL is too "peachy" to mix well with other pinks.  Winchester Cathedral is a nice white that doesn't hang its head

Rose suggestion for new metal arch?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 08:00

Shropshire Lad is a lovely peachy pink with a great fragrance.  Mine does well on a pergola - covers it but not too vigourous

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 22:01

Ooooooooooooooo✨💫✨💫✨ aaaahhhhhhhhh✨💫✨💫✨

Echinacea offer

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 20:56

I have had success growing them from seed (Magnus and Pink Parasol).  They are the normal single pink types rather than the fancier doubles or different colours

I would be wary of plugs at this time of the year - tricky to get them through a winter when they are that small.  They are fine in spring when they have more time to bulk up for their first cold spell

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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