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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:17

Has the satnav got a name yet Lesley?  You'll need one so that you can give it a proper talking to when it takes you down a rutted farm track as the "shortest available route". Or when you ignore it, because you know best, and it tells you to "turn around when possible" every ten seconds for the next ten miles

Had a lovely pub lunch with Dad.  Great place (thank heavens for TripAdvisor), great atmosphere, great food, and they let 9 of us sit there from 1pm til 4.30 without once trying to hurry us along.  Perfecto 

Good luck tomorrow Wonky - you're gonna be ace

Glad to hear kittens are settling, and that Lizzie is shaking off her cold.  Won't be long before bed here - that 6.15 alarm is going to be a horrible shock tomorrow


Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:38

Happy birthday Berghill

(that's the nearest I could get to a birthday rockery)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:01

Cupcake with 1 candle. Decided it was a bit cheeky to take anything more than that to an eatery

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:33

Morning all  last day of being late on parade, back to the saltmines tomorrow but trying not to think about that yet.

Enjoy your Hampshire day Hosta - I'll wave as I whizz past

Its Dad's birthday tomorrow, so we are allheading to Southampton today.  Managed to organise a day release pass for him, so taking him to lunch at a pub close to the hospital.  

Raspberries - what to do?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 19:46

Hi SarSpud -yes it is normal for raspberries to sucker.  I would think a barrier might work to contain them though - ours don't seem particularly deep rooted.  We have ours surrounded by grass that we mow - so the suckers get beheaded regularly - seems to keep on top of it

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:52

Sherlock watchers here. Although have to pay attention.  Sadly no G&T as dry January starts today

Glad to hear of footballing success

Seed catalogues

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:49

Chiltern fan here too - although my eyes are always bigger than my windowsills

Agapanthus from Van Meuwen

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:21

Been eyeing Twister up for ages lilysilly - thanks to your post I have bitten the bullet and ordered too .....fingers crossed 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:18

We had louring skies overhead too Fairy - and horizontal rain for the last mile - but felt good to get out there anyway

makes me feel less guilty about the mars bar cake that I am currently snaffling with my tea.  Wonder if Lincoln City won ⚽️⚽️⚽️

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:43

PS the chicklets have now disowned me as an official nutcase 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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