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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 10:31

Get well soon Fairy πŸ€’ - why do lurgies always strike at the weekend 

Many miles travelled this weekend.  Garden visiting in Herefordshire yesterday - great day out with friends.  Returning Chicklet to Nottingham today .....and back again tonight

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 06:28


Hope you managed to get a few more hours in Hosta

Another early start - time for a quick bowl of porridge, then its off to work I go .....heigh-hoooooo 

Think I'm the one in the middle

Last edited: 04 May 2017 06:30:51

Mahonia soft caress yellowing leaves

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 21:55

Mine is yellowing too.  I thought that Soft Caress was a small mahonia, so would be ok in a pot, but seems I was wrong.  I'll see if I can find it garden space .....I want it to look like Ladybird4's 

End of a season

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 21:48

I am very sorry to hear this news.  Michael was full of great advice.  We'll miss such a friendly, knowledgeable Forumite.  Thoughts are with you and all his loved ones.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 21:40

We're in a bit of a frost pocket Joyce, but everyone round here got it pretty bad.  Wasn't that cold, only about -2, but it came after rain, and so froze everything, not just the ground.  I'm pretty sure things will grow back, although we have definitely lost this year's blossom.  But the wine grower has lost 80% of this year's crop.  The 2017 vintage will be in short supply.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 21:07

Thats going to be one cool asparagus "bed" Obxx

Heard the Surrey wine grower on the news this morning - I share his distress at the frost, it ruined my wisterias, hydrangeas and many more treasures......but at least its not my livelihood.  If 1,000 candle heaters didn't keep it at bay, then I don't know what else you can do.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 20:28

Just got in

Moira, thank you so much for letting us know - will be thinking of him, and you, over the next days and weeks.  Very brave, but very difficult for those who love him.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 06:33

G'morning all

Need more sleep 

Busy day ahead - best get going.  Hope everyone has a good'un

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 06:25

Morning peeps

Back to the grindstone today  But its Tuesday already, and tomorrow we'll already be half way through the week.

Its taken me a while to read back - lovely collection of shade loving plants Kate.  I use your philosophy - if something grows well, add lots more of it   Its not quite "right plant, right place" but I think it could catch on 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 19:52

Thanks Kay and Joyce, Subtle, it was not, but it made me smile a lot 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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