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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:04

Love that raspberry ripple - very jealous

Great day here.  Did lots of weeding that I hadn't intended to ....jumped in the flowerbed to pull out one, and was still there a couple of hours later.  But if I hadn't been there I wouldn't have spotted the flower bud on my tree peony, which has been there for about 5 years, steadfastly refusing to perform

Then potted on 48 rudbeckias (.....who needs 48 rudbeckias I hear you cry), and the annuals which willbe ready for my pots in a few weeks time.  If I thought the greenhouse was full before, then it is positively groaning now.

Great clematis Panda

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:45

That clematis contraption is beautiful GWRS - is it growing out of that basket ?

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:35

The ones I have in pots seem to fare much better AL.  I have done nothing to mine this year - no picking or patrolling, and no pellets.  Other years have been much worse, but it does tend to vary quite a lot.

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:29

Seeing as we are sharing ....

Frances Williams (one little hole, but not too bad)

Two Big Daddies in pots - fathers day gifts from the chicklets many moons ago 🌜🌜🌜

and impatiently waiting for the daff foliage to die down around Blueberry muffin, and a couple of kiwi full montys

I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:39

Lovely Cloggie. I now have a full picture in my mind of exactly what you look like. You've changed a bit since last Sept

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:35

Pdoc - is it a budget/funding thing that we don't train enough home grown staff ?  I have never understood why thousands of bright kids, who aspire to be medics, fail to get accepted on courses because they "only" get a gazillion A*'s, instead of the required gazillion and 1.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:28

2 for me Pdoc - never been either, but gardens always serve the best birthday cakeπŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ°

Lesley - I will miss Liri, and obelixxx, by a day.......but will wave to you all when the paparazzi pick me out from the crowd

Will start a new thread for AquGM later - need to get some pics first.

Meant to say yesterday Lesley that I sympathise on the fledgling front.  We have blue tits in the eaves, and goodness they make a racket.  Luckily outside the spare room, so not disturbing anybody's sleep

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:31

Pants weather here too ....But have lots of potting on to do in the greenhouse, so it won't bother me too much.  Forecast lousy for tomorrow too .....but will happily exchange a rainy weekend for a dry day on Tuesday (my Chelsea day 🌷🌸🌼🌻🌺).

Wonky - aquilegia gall mite stops the flowerbuds opening, and if you look inside the affected ones you see tiny, but bright orange, little grubs causing havoc.  I consulted the RHS about it last year - its a new pest, started in Kent and rapidly spreading in the South East.  Apparently if you can stop the grubs maturing (they drop down and live in the soil once they have finished ruining my flowers), then you can break the cycle .....which is what I will try.  Cries

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I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:47

We need a picture of those lime green Cloggies

Honey Fungus

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:44

Glad I stumbled on this thread .....otherwise I'd never have worked out that TetleyT was now Cloggie

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