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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:35

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh   That was a long contented sigh .........GW was lovely.  Friday nights are special again

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:13
Hostafan1 says:

" it was only £1" he says 

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 That reminds me of my Nana - always one for a bargain.  Her and her friend came back from a shopping trip with brightly coloured plastic T-shaped "things" each, because they were only a pound.  Turns out they were the things to scrape ice off a car windscreen......and neither lady drove, or had ever had a car in their lives 

Giggling uncontrollably here at the "working from home" link and the amazon reviews......both priceless

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 06:44

Morning folks

Great meeting up with old colleagues - lots of reminiscing and lots of laughs.  However nights out in London mean a late night for me, so now very weary   

Looking forward to the weekend - its Chicklet's birthday tomorrow, so I've got a day return to Nottingham ....on the train, so should get through plenty of gardening mags (bit of a backlog to clear here).

Happy Friday one and all 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 18:28

Don't know Eden roses Lizzie - what colour are they?

Charles Dowding has a website and lots of youtube videos, plus has written books (bought one for Mr C last night in a bid to make him relinquish his spade) ..  if you google Charles Dowding No Dig you should find him easily.  Managed to subdue couch grass, buttercups and bindweed on his patch - gotta be worth a go 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 06:51

Morning all 

Great pergola Wonky - love the fact that it's a curved one - looks good even before the planting.

Glad to hear Lizzie's trip is on after all.

Charles Dowding was a great speaker - his no-dig stuff certainly yields impressive results, and actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it too.  Got some ideas on where I might be able to buy tonnes of organic matter too - as you need lots of that to make it work.  And seems I need to keep practicing with the hoeing too.

Out tonight - meeting up with a team of people I worked on a project with 25 years ago.....and although have exchanged the odd Christmas card, have not seen since.  Really looking forward to it - we had a great time way back then 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 06:51

what a pretty corner Liz

Love that mimosa too 

Lizzie - its amazing how quickly things change at this time of year full of energy

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 06:35

Morning peeps

Had to snigger at Hostage 

Garden Club talk tonight - Charles Dowding on no-dig, I know he writes for the GW mag a lot ...sounds as if it could be good .

But first, need to keep those wheels of industry turning  Have a nice day folks 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 20:14

Me too Beau fact I've started making notes of planting places for the autumn, and crocus colours that I like ......did I ever mention how much I love this Forum 

BTW Beau, my tulip pots this year are full of purple stripey ones inspired by your pics last year (or might even have been the year before) - Rem's Favourite mixed with a dark purple and a white .....will post photos when they do their thing.  Bet you never knew just how inspirational you are 


Posted: 07/03/2017 at 19:42

Got him LilyP. The blood will be rushing too his head

Love the yaffling of the green woodies - we here them more than we see them

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 19:38

Good to see you back Lily - really hope I wasn't one of those causing you grief .....I normally only have time for one post a day, and often don't mention anyone else (self centred ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ).....but that doesn't mean I don't read a lot more than I post.  Have missed hearing tales of little poppet.

.......and whoever suggested a herbaceous borders at Kew visit ......fantastic idea, count me in 

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