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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 06:46

Morning wakey wakey, rise and shine. (Don't really feel that energetic,but thought if I put some oomph into my typing then the rest of me might follow).


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:21

Happy Birthday Liri - may all your bus journeys be magical ones


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 06:42

Morning all. Deep frost here ....although I believe it warms up from here on in. 

Lovely "facetime" chat with Chicklet yesterday.  I have the day off on Friday to go visit her, as it is her birthday So this one's only a 4 day week for me.

Hope everyone has a great week

Deer eating plants

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 21:58

Grazers spray works, but you have to keep spraying it on after rain.

Having said that, snakeshead fritillaries are one of the plants that our deer (roe) don't normally touch. But grazers has kept them off the magnolia stellata flowers when they took a fancy to them in the past

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:35

Add my welcome to the others DavidS .....have been wondering where you were.  Was tidying up my geums "flame of passion" last weekend, and it reminded me that it was your photos that inspired me on that one. They are growing away nicely so hoping for flowers this year.

Did more chopping back and tidying - about another weekend's worth and then I am done.  Moved three roses - Snowdon, a very prickly brute- to the back of the border where they can't attack so easily.  Pleased to see all my phlox are growing away quite strongly, and lots of bright red peony shoots showing through too

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:21

Looks like they really went to town on their celebrations Ggirl - good for them.  Cake looks amazing .....and the amelanchier will be a lasting memory of the day

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:37

Poor sparrow Runny. Could you put up a nestbox as an alternative?  There are lots on amazon - they like ones with room for 3 nests in a row ......not sure if its too late for this year, but it might be worth a try

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:45
No snow here - will get out there in a bit and do some more tidying

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:31
I wouldn't be without my windowsill super 7 - get very good germination rates now, whereas before I had it it was very hit and miss. But I do have a large unheated GH to move things on to in April, and that is full to the gunnels by the end of May when things head in to the garden.

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:27
? But it does have a theme tune ???? i'm singing it now (thankfully in my head )

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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