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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:55

Thanks Dove 

And is there a bleary eyed Panda in the room ?

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:48

 This is antiquity (bottom left) and sweet sixteen (top) from last year - romping away with geranium Rozanne

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:42

I'll be sowing mine this weekend, on indoor window sills.  i'll be doing one batch of white (purity) one red (rubenza - saw it at Wisley last year .....lovely colour), antiquity (grew it last year and liked it, although it is quite a small plant) and a picotee one (sweet sixteen, I think).  I always pot on and pinch out several times before planting out early June

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:37

Morning. All is calm here, so we are heading off to work as normal.  Last day of the week for me as I am driving up to Nottingham on Friday to pick up Chicklet (and all her many assorted bits and bobs) to bring her home for the Easter holidays.  Might find a garden to visit on the way

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:32

And this was waiting for me on the doorstep too ....a fancy new kneeling mat (all my weeding finally wore the old one out)


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:26

We are back home and my Smilies are back

Thanks for all your thoughts - means so much.  Haven't told him about Sprinter Sacre yet ....think I'd better pick my moment.

My ((hugs)) go to Lily and Yvie too.  Sad times for you both.

Came home and sowed another batch of seeds.  The most life affirming, hopeful and positive thing I could think of to do.  They had better germinate quickly or there will be big troub

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 13:07
Chicky's sat by a hospital bed again - on a phone so no smilies. Not sure there are any available anyway that match my current expression! Meds have made Mr C's pulse rate misbehave, so he was sent in for observation yesterday evening - i left him here at 2am, so no early morning posting from me this morning. Hopefully they have now made the correct adjustments to doses etc, and we should be home later today. Singing "life is a rollercoaster" in my head ....thankyou Ronan

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:03

Morning Hosta - enjoy your tea. Sounds like its 2 steps forward and one back

Hi Newbee3 - I love them both.  Format and purpose too different to compare.  It would be like saying I like newsnight/panorama better than the News at Ten.  I think there's room for 2 gardening programmes in the schedules .....maybe if they tried really hard they could squeeze a couple more in

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 06:51

Morning all. Glad the news was good Archie

Pat - went to Australia about 25 years ago - backpacking with two friends for 6 weeks. Spent a lot of time on greyhound buses. Loved the contrasts ......beautiful country.  A trip back is long overdue .....little ones got in the way.

came out of the GC with more than seed compost - they had their 5 perennials for £10 offer would have been rude not to.  Nearly quibbled that a foxglove was not a perennial.....but life's too short

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:46

I've had offers like this before and they are very small.  Only a few flower the first year, and you need to pot on a few times before putting them in the garden, probably in spring 2017.  But if you have the patience it is a great way to get LOADS of plants for very little money.  When I started out I had big bare borders to fill, so they were just the job

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