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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:48

Liri - Harlow Carr is too far for us in a day ....so he would have to take me away for a whole weekend

One weather fcast said rain due here at 3pm, other said 4pm.  It arrived at 3.30  ....how do they do that 

My garden is now looking ship shape - close to giving up on penstemmon - they make everything look such a mess for so long.  But this year they have a reprieve.  Also planted a couple of tiny (now) but soon to be whopping hydrangeas for the back of the border.  They say 2-3m .....we shall see

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:20

No rain here yet - forecast for later this afternoon.  Need to get out there sharpish to tidy up my penstemmon and plant some new hydrangeas before the drizzle arrives.  But need a bacon sarnie first - and another cuppa.

Glad you had a good trip Pdoc ....my birthday and 22nd wedding anniversary will coincide too...but not til Oct.  Have "mentioned" that Harlow Carr is the best way to mark such occasions

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:13

Your garden is looking wonderful Lyn. Love the pops of purple amongst the daffs.

Love that tree too Sparkles - the leaves pick up the purple centres of the flowers - stunning.  Might have to get you to go knock on their door for an ID

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:24

I bought some last year on the strength of Davids photos  (you should be on commission) and I noticed today that i have my first flower buds forming

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:28

No, they are quite floppy stems - waiting to see if the flower spikes extend upwards.  I have another lysimachia elsewhere in the garden which is definitely more "spiky" in form.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 20:03

Latest update - having spent the last 2 weeks in a cold frame, mine is now out in the garden, in a damp but quite sunny spot.  Many flower buds now . Hope it survives this next step ( - no fingers crossed smilie so that one will have to do)

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 19:58

Wonderful gardening day - very warm and sunny - down to short sleeves for the first time this year.  Did lots of planting, and some more to do tomorrow - ones where their destination needs a good weed first.  I love 3 day weekends

I have lily of the valley just about to flower, but not quite there yet.  And 2 gunneras emerging from their slumber, apparently untroubled by last weeks frost.

Off to pour a glass of wine and settle down to Beechgrove

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:18

Lovely day here too - about to go out and plant some plants now that there is no frost forecast for the foreseeable.  Hardy plants, that have spent their first winter under cover - won't be risking tenders yet.

Just dropped littlest Chicklet off at work.  Farnham is going all out to commemorate 100 years since the first two minute silence.  Apparently it all started here, at a farmers May day market in 1916 - where they stood in silence for 2 minutes to remember their families, friends and neighbours who were fighting at the front.  And then the idea caught on.  who knew ?

love the fact that your Totally Tangerine has sneaked into your miscanthus picture Wonky - wot a diva

Anyone heard from Yvie recently ?  New grandson should have arrived by now.  If you are looking in, hope all is well.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:54

Check out crab apple "gorgeous" Steve .....I am delighted with mine.  Look forward to seeing the planting coming together ......keep us posted.

Cute gerbils - do they have names yet ???

Back from our day trip, weary but happy.  Great walks again - this time St James's and Belgravia. Lots of gorgeous hidden little mews ....so quiet even though they are slam bang in the centre of an enormous city.  And just to prove that I can bring a gardening angle to everything I do :


 

weed large leaves 18 inches ish and tiny blue flowers

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 11:23
Thats what I would have said too Darren - a pretty blue, but a thug

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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