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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:58

Morning Peeps


Thinking of you Linda .....my OH has recently been through some heart problems, so I know how scary it is.  But they do genius things these days, and as others have said, he is in the right place.  So try and stay positive.  And having a download on here everynow and then  was a really important release for me too - we all need a safety valve


Spending most of today working at home, so I can keep a bit of an eye on Dad - although have to pop into the office at lunchtime for a couple of meetings .....littlest Chicklet will take over then


sweet peas survived their first night in the ground. I seem to have over-sown .....anybody want sweetpea plants, 6 inches tall, in mouldy loo roll innards  (joking....don't think they would survive Royal Mail)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:11

Love your colourscheme Perki - gorgeous planting ( as they say at Chelsea ) .....but I really mean it 

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:39

Beautiful


Mine have all been wiped out by the aquilegia gall midge mite - as have pretty much all the others I have seen round here.  Even Columbine Cottage has not escaped

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:13

Didn't you have a gorgeous dark purple iris once Fairy ....did those builders tread on it ???


(apols, not stalking you ...a photographic memory has its downsides)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:15

Gorgeous blooms Yvie. And loving that lawn LF.  Fairy - are you sure you had buildersin, and didn't just dream it?  Its all looking immaculate from that angle


Here are some from Chez Chicky this morning


Iris Mer de Sud .....my favourite



Hosta June, with an artfully arranged fern frond



My standard Wisteria again, but this time with a rhodie neighbour (MrCneeds to cut the grass - it looks like LF's, but not so artful)



And an array of alliums


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:01

....but worth it


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 10:54

MORNING ALL


MAHOOSIVE CYCLE RIDE LILY-SON .....WELL DONE TO HIM.....AT LEAST THE ACHES WILL BE RIGHTEOUS ONES


BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE TODAY TOO - NEED A TRIP TO THE GC FOR COMPOST, GET MY SWEETPEAS IN THE GROUND, AND THEN SIT AROUND IN THE SUN WATCHING EVERYTHING GROW  LUVERRRLY


AND A BIG HURRAH FOR MY FIRST TREE PEONY FLOWER .....ITS BEEN A LONG (5 Year) WAIT

Is seeding compost suitable for mature plants?

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 22:21

Seed compost has a fine texture, and has very little nutrient in it ....which is what seedlings like.


As long as you mix it with lots of well rotted manure, then I reckon it will be fine for raised beds, although if you need to do it again anywhere, I would go with top soil mixed with manure

Do I really need all of the John Innes for seeds??

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 19:17

I leave my seedlings til they have a true leaf - and they seem happy to move to MPC.  I wouldn't worry too much - we all seem to do it differently, and it all works - seeds amd seedlings just WANT to grow

garden ready,just waiting for the colour,to pop out.lol

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 18:44

Beautiful - and I, too, would like to see the pictures when the colours start exploding


We are relying on rhodies and wisteria for colour at the moment - but I can see colour on the peonies and the roses, and the alliums are about to get into their stride.


Hope the Surrey sun does come back tomorrow 8000w 

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Pictures of our garden outings 
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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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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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