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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:13

Thanks guys. We don't get them often here - which is why I got all excited

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:53

I was going to start this off too - the Gallery is one of my favouritest threads

Here are some of my garden in this morning's hoar frost ......magical❄️❄️❄️

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 08:09

We have the most amazing hoar frost out there. I knew there was a reason I didn't tidy my borders last year - they look magical (worth it even if it only lasts a couple of hours .....they'll be back to mushy brown sticks by midday)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:17

Has the satnav got a name yet Lesley?  You'll need one so that you can give it a proper talking to when it takes you down a rutted farm track as the "shortest available route". Or when you ignore it, because you know best, and it tells you to "turn around when possible" every ten seconds for the next ten miles

Had a lovely pub lunch with Dad.  Great place (thank heavens for TripAdvisor), great atmosphere, great food, and they let 9 of us sit there from 1pm til 4.30 without once trying to hurry us along.  Perfecto 

Good luck tomorrow Wonky - you're gonna be ace

Glad to hear kittens are settling, and that Lizzie is shaking off her cold.  Won't be long before bed here - that 6.15 alarm is going to be a horrible shock tomorrow


Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:38

Happy birthday Berghill

(that's the nearest I could get to a birthday rockery)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:01

Cupcake with 1 candle. Decided it was a bit cheeky to take anything more than that to an eatery

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:33

Morning all  last day of being late on parade, back to the saltmines tomorrow but trying not to think about that yet.

Enjoy your Hampshire day Hosta - I'll wave as I whizz past

Its Dad's birthday tomorrow, so we are allheading to Southampton today.  Managed to organise a day release pass for him, so taking him to lunch at a pub close to the hospital.  

Raspberries - what to do?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 19:46

Hi SarSpud -yes it is normal for raspberries to sucker.  I would think a barrier might work to contain them though - ours don't seem particularly deep rooted.  We have ours surrounded by grass that we mow - so the suckers get beheaded regularly - seems to keep on top of it

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:52

Sherlock watchers here. Although have to pay attention.  Sadly no G&T as dry January starts today

Glad to hear of footballing success

Seed catalogues

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:49

Chiltern fan here too - although my eyes are always bigger than my windowsills

Discussions started by chicky

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 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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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

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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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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