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Gardener's World is back tonight at 8pm!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:53

Gorgeous Dove you think if I turned up 2hours before opening time they'd let me in for a solo visit too???

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:46

Beautiful Fairy. And lovely spring scenes from Chris too

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:44

First five programmes are 30 minutes, then the hour long ones kick in after Easter.

Bon voyage Lizzie

Gardener's World is back tonight at 8pm!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:42

We had that tussle too Muddle .....but for once, I won   And very glad I did - Packwood has gone on my "must visit some day" list (its a loooong list )

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

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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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 leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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