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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:44

Morning Steve, Afternoon Pat.

No flopping here, its all go-go-go.  Frost this morning ....its now colder here than it was at Christmas.  Greenhouse babies all untucked (bit chilly out there in a fluffy dressing gown) .....looks like a nice day on the way.  Best get up an' at 'em

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:37

None this Friday, or next Friday either Tootles.  Think that is why feelings are running high - to miss two weeks in the peak of the gardening season is really taking the biscuit


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew a variety called Pink Parasol from seed a few years ago, and they are still going strong.  I find the most difficult bit is getting them through the slug munching stage at about this time of year ....they seem to be resistant once they get going growing.

I've got some Magnus on the go this year from seed - they will get grown on this summer, overwinter in the coldframe, and then ready to plant out and flower next summer.

here's a pic of pink parasol


Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:29

Well you have 4 royal ones to look forward to

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:10

Have the Windsor ones arrived yet DD ?  I posted them about a fortnight ago now

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:08

((Hugs)) Dove - she will smell the flowers, and she will have heard your voice in her dreams too.....all so much a part of making her peaceful.  Such difficult times, hope you are giving yourself plenty of headspace too.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 06:46

Morning Dove, Morning Keen

Wall to wall sunshine here, and cold but no frost.  Just been to unwrap my GH babies, who would have rather stayed tucked up til a bit later (obviously becoming teenagers) ......but needs must, and I must be on my way.

Tales of mountain moving (or NOT) and pink hair made me smile yesterday, whilst cowardly PM senders made me.  Some folks seem to make more use of PMs than they do open posts .....very strange

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:59

My heart goes out to you all LilyP - I know how scary heart problems can be.  Hope you get some good news about treatment options soon.  Sending as many positive thoughts your way as I can.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:50

Thanks Bob - I can see that now I am home and have a big screen - couldn't make it out on my titchy phone

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:42
Looking good Lizzie - your open day is going to be just fine

Love the purple white combination in the first photo - what are they ??

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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