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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:30

Woop woop Clari. You're transforming that place.  The scouts will appreciate it even if your lousy colleagues don't.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:23

Morning all

I grew cosmos antiquity last year - really pretty colour, but shorter than most cosmos, so keep it near the front. (Think I put a picture on a recent cosmos thread ) I also bury them deep when potting on.

Both Mr C and I have a few days off - we had been planning to go away, but health stuff has postponed those plans.  So today we are hopping on a train to London to do a "hidden walk" ......he has a book, so we won't be following a lady with a yellow umbrella - we will guide ourselves

magnolia in the snow

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:34

Now thats not a sight you often see. Strangely beautiful, although I imagine its destroyed the display for the rest of this season

Keeping planted seeds safe

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:16

I leave the branches quite long and then place them over in a sort of criss cross grid

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 18:33

Get better soon Wonky.

Once Katie was out of the way we had a very nice day - been out there pruning hydrangeas and weeding.  Will sleep well tonight

lovely to see some of the things I planted last year coming back strongly.  I like weeding at this time of year, you discover so much going on when you are so close to the ground

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:40

....and cecile brunner is good too

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:38

Pauls himalayan musk, new dawn, and shropshire lad are good for me opposed to iceberg, st swithuns and constance spry, which normally get a bit of blackspot

Beginners questions

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:36

The other difference between seed grown and bareroot lupins is that you will probably know what colour your bareroot ones will be, whereas seed grown will be a nice (hopefully) surprise

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:58

Stay safe Dove - hope OH has not had to go to work

Keeping planted seeds safe

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:46

You could try prunings from prickly shrubs -- we have had success with holly branches and rose prunings

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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