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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:57

Morning all  i'm back on the early shift again

Bargain Pat

work today - survived yesterday ok, will get back in the swing today.  But day off tomorrow - shopping trip with Chicklet was part of her Christmas pressie ......I no longer trust myself to second guess her wardrobe.  No DMs for her - they were the regulation school shoes for 5 years,so put her off for life.  Converse, however, may feature

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:48

Beau - a hoar frost is one that turns all the trees white as well as just the grass - not exactly sure why, but its something to do with moisture in the air.  We get lots of ground frosts, but very few of the ones where it makes it look like its been snowing.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:36

Great to see you back BeausMum, and looking forward to seeing lots more of you and your lovely new garden.  How's Beau? 

And hooray for no more mad shift work

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:27

Ooooo - looks like its made of icing sugar Alan.......stunning

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Big ideas small places

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:26

Got the record button set for 7pm Jason - thanks for the reminder 

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:23

Still drooling over catalogues here - not yet spent a ha'penny

Grew cosmos Sweet sixteen last year Beau - will be going for it again, it was a stunner

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:13

Thanks guys. We don't get them often here - which is why I got all excited

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:53

I was going to start this off too - the Gallery is one of my favouritest threads

Here are some of my garden in this morning's hoar frost ......magical❄️❄️❄️

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 08:09

We have the most amazing hoar frost out there. I knew there was a reason I didn't tidy my borders last year - they look magical (worth it even if it only lasts a couple of hours .....they'll be back to mushy brown sticks by midday)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:17

Has the satnav got a name yet Lesley?  You'll need one so that you can give it a proper talking to when it takes you down a rutted farm track as the "shortest available route". Or when you ignore it, because you know best, and it tells you to "turn around when possible" every ten seconds for the next ten miles

Had a lovely pub lunch with Dad.  Great place (thank heavens for TripAdvisor), great atmosphere, great food, and they let 9 of us sit there from 1pm til 4.30 without once trying to hurry us along.  Perfecto 

Good luck tomorrow Wonky - you're gonna be ace

Glad to hear kittens are settling, and that Lizzie is shaking off her cold.  Won't be long before bed here - that 6.15 alarm is going to be a horrible shock tomorrow

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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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 leaves🙄 
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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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