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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:50

Morning all.  What a very sad day yesterday was.  Pleased that Obelixx, Possum et al are safe - hope you hear good news about your other friends soon.

Sounds like you are in for a marathon stay Lesley.  Hope your Dad is making good progress, and you are not going too stir crazy.  Keep looking in on us

I have plants arriving today too Yvie.  Mine are plugs (shhhhh!  don't tell Verdun) so are going to need some serious nurturing .....but I like that.  All my seeds have now germinated too ......just need the clocks to change so that I can get out to the GH when I get home from work and I'll be happy as a sandboy

......which poses today's million dollar question ....why are sandboys so happy ???

Bird song is back

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:39

I agree Wayside - an uplifting start to the day  Our orchestra here is s accompanied by a drumming woodpecker in the percussion section too

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:36

Ohno   A moley mole.  Lovely Leonard Messel

Can't beat a bit of retail therapy Flumpy

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:42
Yes it was last year GD - they went on til Christmas ! If you don't get frosts you might get them to behave like perennials - I treat them like annuals here and grow a fresh batch each year, but every now and then a stray one comes through winter and flowers the next year.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:59

Morning MrsG - its been good to see you

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:58

I grow rudbeckias from seed every year, and don't find them too tricky.  Mine are still currently in their germinating trays. In a couple of weeks I'll prick them out into bigger seed trays and put them in an unheated GH, but I will cover them with plastic lids every night til its reliably warmer, and put fleece over that too if a cold night is forecast.  They then go into individual pots and then planted out in garden early June.  I am in the southeast, but in a bit of a frost pocket.

hope that helps ....they are well worth the effort


 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:51

Our Buzzards get mobbed by crows too Lyn - thought we just had a wimpy pair, but seems its a common thing.  Love hearing them "mew" from way up there - such a distinctive sound.

Frosty start here this morning - thought it was meant to be getting milder.

Hope a good night's sleep was had by all .....happy tuesday folks

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:18

Great video clip Clari - very distinct and signing easy to follow.  Works on an iPad for me

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:12

I'll be up that way in April Fidget, but on a Monday, which is the day Felley Priory is closed

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 06:43

Morning . Glad its finally cooled down for you Pat

Short week this week. Must find some twigs to decorate with Easter stuff this evening ......now why didn't I do that this weekend in the light, rather than scrabbling round tonight with a torch

Happy first day of Spring (or Autumn if you are antipodean).

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