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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:19

My hydrangea paniculata's are very slowly coming into bud now - they are much slower than the other sorts, so would not give up hope yet.

"Haphazard" worked well yesterday as a gardening style, so will try it again today . Got some borders edged (Beechgrove trick worked wonders), some plants planted and some mulching done.  I have lots of pricking out and potting on to do too - but saving that til Monday as it is a job i can do in the GH whilst it rains outside

Morning Glory

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:55

I am in surrey - and last year was exceptionally hot, so they seemed to like it

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:43

Fidget - love that swing.  Engineer comments also made me laugh - have one for a father, and then compounded trouble by marrying one too.

Hope the sleepover is silent, and all others sleep well ....  And tomorrow is another gardening day .... Yippee.

and come back Stacey - we're missing you

flumpy

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:17

Wow Lyn - that is pretty special

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:12

We used to leave ours on (although we are increasingly a tablet family now .... funny how things move on without you really noticing) certainly ones at work are left on all the time and it doesn't seem to harm them.  Hibernate is a good idea to save power though.

jparkers

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:48

Just to pass on a good report for J Parkers (who I have seen criticism of on here before).  I ordered a winter honeysuckle from them in February.  By early this month it was obvious it was not going to burst into bud - and was a dead stick.  I wrote and told them, sent a photo, and have just had an email to say a replacement is on its way.  So well done to them, and credit where credit's due

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:36

I should have about 100 x 9cm pots, ready by end May/early June.  I'll try and use the square pots as they pack more easily.

I live near Guildford, and work in Windsor, so could easily get them to the A3, M3 (fleet services), M4, or M40 (beaconsfield area).

Break23 had offered to take my plants if I could get them to Worthing, but not sure what their next step would be from there - feels a bit like i would be moving them further away from their destination!

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:28

Gardengirl - handstands essential.  If you click on the pics they put themselves the right way.

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:38

Thanks for the comments - will pass them on!  Trellis stays unpainted, wouldn't know where to begin.

The little man guarding might be Verdun - he was bought from a roadside "whittler" in Austria a few years ago - but he was very cagey as to who he used as his model ....

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:23

He has Fairy - 2 pairs of gates, some stepover apple frames and a sweetpea frame in construction.  Excuse the green netting - waiting for hazel hurdles to arrive.

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 Now need to wait for the beech hedges to grow and thicken up

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