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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 06:38

Morning Wonky. Good luck Clari πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Quite a bit of rain yesterday will have done the garden some good   More expected tomorrow, but respite today.

Hope Lizzie made it home safely - will be nice to catch up with GS No. 10

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 06:46

Morning Dove, Morning Clari. Good luck with the new job tomorrow - will you have to travel far for it?

Very dark here - we're promised rain this morning 🌧🌧🌧. Should settle my new plantings in nicely.  Quite happy for it to rain all week this week, but can we have sunshine next week please  the countdown to Chelsea has begun 

Help with a border

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 22:04

We had a load of stumps removed by Stumpgrinders - its a franchise, but was not expensive and did the trick 

Manure seeds planting ideas/advice

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:59

We used green manure once, and never again - it takes years to get rid of the unwanted seedlings 


Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:21

Mine have been hit hard by the late frost too . However, wait a bit before giving up hope, they will probably resprout.  Just don't expect too many flowers this year....

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:41

Wonderful news Lizzie. A house full of boys will be fun, if a little boisterous 

Planted out all the plants in my cold-frame, and filled it up again with things to plant out next week.  Lots beginning to flower out there now, it was a pleasure to be amongst it all 

Thanks for all the kind thoughts re my Dad - I hope all those positive vibes will speed his recovery 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 22:27

He's at home Joyce - nursing home was just a 2week halfway house between hospital and home after the heart infection he had over Christmas.  Mostly he is pretty independent - but falls and broken bones make him less so.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 22:08

Glad to see you have all been busy   Welcome home Pdoc (looking forward to new puppy pics ), great Malvern pics Beau

Got home from States to find Dad had had a fall.  Cracked ribs and broken ankle.  Been down there today to do some shopping for him and say hello.  Seemed quite cheerful, and my sisters are down there tomorrow. 

In other news.....seriously frosted standard wisteria showing signs of new growth.  I really thought we had lost it, so delighted.  Mr C started it off 20 years ago when Chicklet was born, would be devastated to lose it.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:01

Will have to investigate photobucket for my Keukenhof pics - the Arundel ones took me an hour to load on here, and I haven't had that sort of time to sit down and faff since we got back  Its a shame, coz the photo threads used to be one of my favourite parts of the Forum

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:56

I had already started a 2017 garden visits thread ......its here

....just so it doesn't get lost in the ether.  Perhaps Nora could close my one down now, so we only have one on the go ?

Last edited: 11 May 2017 10:59:49

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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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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More gardening TV

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