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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 19:45

GWRS - I remember the plastic bottle advice too

Obxx - we have an Annie in the family so could not resist 

((hugs)) for Wonky - fresh air and gardening are good distracters .......will be thinking of you.

First glass of wine here since dry January ended.  We have an 18th birthday here this week, so thought I'd better start practising   Looking forward to catching up with Monty this evening ...missed it on Friday


Posted: 05/02/2017 at 18:52

Glorious Angie ....and to think someone had chucked it out

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 17:30

Wisley was lovely - restored my sense of optimism  Lots of changes afoot though.

Came home with a cornus kousa China Girl (big excitement, its been on my wishlist forever), a couple of nandina firepowers, and a collection of cornus Annies Winter Orange .....a pretty good haul

Inspired by yesterday's taster lectures (aimed at littlest Chicklet, but I got caught in the crossfire) I have decided that when I retire I'm going to do an OU degree in English Literature.  That, and the garden, should keep me out of mischief

Hope you don't get battered by the storm Lizzie .....and there are only 2 chicklets

Last edited: 05 February 2017 17:31:57

Ruin in the garden

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 10:41

I loved that airman too Cloggie

Really like your ruin Diana - such an interesting way to display alpine treasures 

a few queries

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 09:41

I have one I can't smell - I shall go and cut a branch for indoors right now 

Mind you I can't smell witch hazel unless I breathe on it to warm it up, so maybe I have a dull nose πŸ™„

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Posted: 05/02/2017 at 09:37

Hostafan is an expert, so will give you chapter and verse, but I carved mine in two with a breadknife and repotted in early spring, just when the new shoots were starting to show.  It worked 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 09:30

I heard the story of the young man who died after tireless campaigning Fairy - there were clips of him addressing Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parlt on the R4 evening news programme.  Very sad, but also inspiring.  Had also not heard about lettuces maybe radionews is the way to go.  Still can't avoid POTUS though

Exhausted after yesterdays escapades, and feeling slightly miserable. Think its beginning to hit me that another Chicklet will be flying the nest soon.  So a trip to Wisley is planned for a fix of snowdrops, winter stems and maybe even some hellebores.

Last edited: 05 February 2017 09:34:24

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 08:00

Good morning from sunny liverpool

Always nice to see a place in the sunshine ......lets see what littlest Chicklet thinks 

Off in search of breakfast now .......πŸ³β˜•οΈπŸ΄

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 07:57

That's beautiful Cloggie

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 14:07

Saw that cartoon too LG - struck a chord with me too .....I've been quoting it all week

love old photos Lily ....always makes me wonder what they were thinking, and what they went off to do next (probably a quick  change out of their Sunday best )

just need to pack a bag, then setting off for the land of the scousers (my Dad's one).  Sat nav is saying 4 hours, but think thats optimistic on a Friday afternoon

Last edited: 03 February 2017 14:08:53

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All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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