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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:08

Still in oversized (pink) dressing gown here too - have just had a wander in the garden to check on yesterday's transplantings. Looking good so far

Another day out there beckons - on a roll now

Does anyone on here grow euphorba charcais ?  Mine has had all its flowers mullered by the frosts .....never seen damage like it on other's plants before, so wondering if I have a dodgystrain

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:56

Back in coz I ran out of light. Got lots more tidied, plus a particularly weed infested patch got all its plants taken out, deep cleaned, and plants divided and put back - hopefully weed free.  Potted up some bits too for spares - never too sure if things are going to survive when I "mess" with them.

Looking forward to GW tonight too - missed it yesterday.  Then we have the "lady in the van" dvd to watch Dame Maggie

Sweet pea failure

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:47

I'm about to sow my first lot today, in the cold gH. I don't ever bring sweetpeas into the house and have always had success n the past


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:09

The queen has two every year Lesley ...time the rest of us did a bit of catching up


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:39

And from me - have a great day Lesley


Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:25

Another mixed border vote here. Rosebeds are dreadful for 10 months of the year

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:21

My package arrived yesterday too. Beautifully secure, with a clever system of snug retaining pots, and notched cardboard boxes to keep it all upright and in place

 Plants look very healthy - quite big and good glossy leaves.  I have given them a drink and am letting them drain.  Later today I am going to pot them up into 1 ltr pots and grow them on in my cold GH - too many frosts forecast at the moment to risk them outside.

But delighted with the first part of the process - well done Sarah Raven

Guess its now over to me, my skills and my garden conditions ....yikes

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:13

Be brave Flumpy - be brave

Only just surfaced after my long day yesterday - but still smiling at seeing my baby  waiting for the mist to clear here, then gonna get out there and continue with operation tidy-up (sure you're probably all bored to tears with it now, but weekend only gardening takes a long time to accomplish even the basics).

Love the ignore button - wish there was one so simple and effective for real life

So pleased to here your sleeping patterns might be returning to normal Hosta . Fingers crossed

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:19
Glad Flatters is feeling better, and fingers crossed for Tigger too

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:17
On a train home after a lovely, lovely day . Champagne lunch, bit of a wander round Nottingham's gorgeous streets, tea and cake (with candles .....of course), another wander, round the arboretum this time, then back to the station. Well worth the journey. Sitting here reading gardeningmags, and noodling on the forum, letting the train take the strain

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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Pictures of our garden outings 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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Getting rid of brambles

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