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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 11:45

2x prunus amanogawa just ordered ....Yvie, I am holding you responsible

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:09

Will probably start next weekend, or the one after

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:02

I grew the double click cranberries last year - they were gorgeous, and didn't get too tall. Have ordered more this year - from Chiltern seeds (£2.45)

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 This year I will plant them somewhere where they don't clash with the rudbeckias

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:52

Morning All

Lily - went for a wander down the lanes, did a bit of high street shopping, stopped for afternoon tea, had a walk on the beach and a promenade on the pier ....we did it all.  Fun times

might get out in the garden today.  I have a mighty atom that needs planting and some brambles that need attacking and a great deal of just looking to do.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 22:48

Just in from birthday meal ... Lovely day all round.  cake turned out fab, so thanks for the recipe tips.

Lizzie - so sorry to hear about Tigger.  Difficult times

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 08:44

Morning all

Just had to google Frankie Bridge - nice haircut

Rest of the household still sleeping.  The birthday girl has requested a day trip to Brighton - so thats where we are off to in a bit.  Cake to look forward to when we get back.  Susan, I got the recipe from folks on here .....a couple of pages back Dove posted the link (fraid I don't have the skills to post links myself)

keep warm peeps  (Need a smiley with a scarf)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 21:32

Ta-dah  My work is done:

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 And now, time for a glass of wine !!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 20:28

Big ((hugs)) for those in need 

So glad it went ok Verd - nice to remember her in an uplifting way.  I agree with your niece, the crem bit is unbearable.

So sorry for Runny - 16 years is a long time, and such a character to lose.

And keeping things crossed for Tigger.

On a lighter note....Nigella cakes just come out of the oven. Now time for some icing and artistic placing of Rolos

What kind of situation would you call this?

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:02

Hi edit

i would wait til later in the year, when the sun gets a bit higher in the sky, and then observe your flower bed at hourly intervals during the day (ie look at whether the sun has got there or not) - unless its very steeply north facing I would expect it to get quite a lot of sun if there are no walls or trees to shade it.

i don't think that sort of slope will help transform heavy clay into "well drained" - so I would go with plants that like a heavier soil .....roses love it, so do phlox and lupins and shasta daisies ....so theres some to get you started.

however, the first thing I would do is get hold of heaps of compost or manure and dig that in to the bed .....that will help no end.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:51

I've been watching - rooting for Sandra here

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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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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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