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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 06:53

Morning Did the rain arrive Pat 🌧🌧🌧?

Drove to Birmingham and back yesterday for the last prospective Uni visit ......littlest Chicklet loved it ......think the die might be about to be cast 🎲🎲🎲.  Now its the small matter of getting the grades - another spring/summer of hard graft coming up 

Met up with the group of friends I go garden visiting with ....this year's September excursion will be to Giverny !  Very excited 

Did I plant my cucumbers too early?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:26

I normally wait til mid-March ....they germinate quickly and can get leggy if I start earlier than that.  You can try and keep them going by turning them lots (so they don't bend to the light) or you can have another go in a few weeks time 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:22

Lots of light out there and a pinky blue sky .....feels like spring has sprung   All of my first batch if seeds are up, so need to get the second windowsill propagator out tonight ( the one that waters itself ....clever thing) and make room for the second batch.

Meeting up with the group of friends I go garden visiting with tonight to plan our next weekend away  .......after pancakes, that is

Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 22:13

Yay indeed

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 06:59

Morning peeps - sun's up 

Enjoy your trip to Arsenal GWRS to savour ⚽️⚽️⚽️  Glad you've seen off the lurgy now.

Schools are back today,so expecting busy roads again - the last two weeks have been lovely, because some places round here had half term last week, and others the week before

Tall single stem plant identification

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:52

I thought tree peony too Nut . If so, you are in for a treat - they are gorgeous 

What's this?

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:30

Definitely a clematis, but can't tell which one.  Its in a bit of a tangle so I would be tempted to prune it a Liri suggests whatever it is.  Once you've got it back under control then you can post pictures of its flowers - someone here will then be able to identify it and give you better advice for a long term pruning plan.  We'll need pics of the flowers and also a note of what month they appear in.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:17

Wasn't he in Poldark?  Posh girl's guardian ?

Euphorbia wulfenii

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:15

My euphobia characias stems only flower in the second year - so I cut flowered ones down after flowering (like Verdun), then leave the rest which will flower next spring.  If I cut the whole lot down every year I'd never get any flowers.

Sweetpeas vanished

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:08

I have problems with mice and sweet peas - but they eat the shoots as soon as they germinate rather than scoff the seeds.  You can normally see evidence of the decapitation - just a tiny little stem shorn level with the soil.

I cover them with propagator lids until they have germinated to keep the crittters out, amd then balance the trays on tall pots to baffle the meeses until ready to plant out.  Once they are In the ground they seem tough enough to withstand the odd nibble.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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