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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:42

Made it to Oxford - sadly, a business park on the ring road, so no romantic stone buildings in  sight.

Glad Russian littley is out of intensive, hope he continues to improve today.

Ouch Hosta - hope they get to the root cause soon

Mr C has just emailed - 8 tonnes of black gold just delivered on our driveway - that'll keep me busy for a few weekends πŸ˜€

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 06:49

V. Quick G'morning all  Meeting in Oxford this morning.....bit of a drive  see if I can find some GQT's to listen to on the way 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:42

Just checking in .....

Big hugs and positive thoughts for LilyP and Yvie .....hope the little ones are on the mend very soon.

Very exciting news about Wonky's new greenhouse

Didn't sleep well last night, so gonna hit the sack now

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:23

 Oooooo BeausM - yours looks a lot like mine - might be a baby beaujolais after all


Posted: 30/03/2017 at 06:53

Radolpo - I have quite heavy clay soil and mine normally last 2or 3 years before disappearing.  I top up every autumn now, to keep the display going strong. Love alliums 

Never grown sweetcorn with them though - maybe Chloe is talking about onions rather than the ornamental alliums?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 06:48

LilyP - there aren't really rules, as such, but the bit in Tootles quote above sets out what to do.  So when we have decided which plant to go for we all order, from the same site, at around the same time.  Then we compare notes every step of the way  Lots of pics last year helped us on our journey

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 06:47

Morning Dove. Me.... sneak?  Never 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 06:30

Morning  Although must feel like afternoon already for Kitty.  

Good luck getting through the next couple of days LG .....endings are always tricky, but there's a beginning about to start

Got home in the light yesterday .  But a bit cold/drizzly by then (had been lovely earlier) for a bike ride so pricked out some seedlings in the GH instead.  First midweek gardening of the year ......woop woop . Not sure if they will survive - very leggy zinnias that I had to bury up to their necks.  Don't grow them very often, so must remember next year that they are like Cosmos and need sowing later.  Will pop over to the GH as soon as the sun rises to check how they are doing.  Think that might just count as the second midweek gardening of the year 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:52

Great job Tootles. I'd have a place for each of those, with a very slight preference for the helenium (but only slight.....happy to go with the others if anyone else has a stronger pull).

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:25


Hope you have a speedy recovery GWRS - make sure you take it easy for a bit.

Another glorious day here yesterday - shame I spent most of it trapped inside. Am going to try and escape early this evening for the first bike ride of the season 🚴🚴🚴

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Gardens we have visited 2017

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