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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 21:56

Saw the first red admiral of the year, basking on our stone wall.  Shortly followed by a bumbley bee buzzing by.  Times they are a-changing 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 06:42

Morning . Nearly the weekend 

Pergola plans look great Wonky - not only will it give you privacy, but a bit of height in a garden always transforms it too.  Looking forward to progress pics 

Sounds like a mammoth prun-a-thon Liri - those trees and bushes are going to be laden this summer .

I am finally getting up in the light, and leaving the office before the sun sets (usually)........hooooray🎉🎉🎉

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 07:02

Those clouds look like they were going to deliver more than drizzle .  Guess it all gets confused with a mountain range in the way

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 06:53

Morning Did the rain arrive Pat 🌧🌧🌧?

Drove to Birmingham and back yesterday for the last prospective Uni visit ......littlest Chicklet loved it ......think the die might be about to be cast 🎲🎲🎲.  Now its the small matter of getting the grades - another spring/summer of hard graft coming up 

Met up with the group of friends I go garden visiting with ....this year's September excursion will be to Giverny !  Very excited 

Did I plant my cucumbers too early?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:26

I normally wait til mid-March ....they germinate quickly and can get leggy if I start earlier than that.  You can try and keep them going by turning them lots (so they don't bend to the light) or you can have another go in a few weeks time 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:22

Lots of light out there and a pinky blue sky .....feels like spring has sprung   All of my first batch if seeds are up, so need to get the second windowsill propagator out tonight ( the one that waters itself ....clever thing) and make room for the second batch.

Meeting up with the group of friends I go garden visiting with tonight to plan our next weekend away  .......after pancakes, that is

Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 22:13

Yay indeed

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 06:59

Morning peeps - sun's up 

Enjoy your trip to Arsenal GWRS to savour ⚽️⚽️⚽️  Glad you've seen off the lurgy now.

Schools are back today,so expecting busy roads again - the last two weeks have been lovely, because some places round here had half term last week, and others the week before

Tall single stem plant identification

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:52

I thought tree peony too Nut . If so, you are in for a treat - they are gorgeous 

What's this?

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 18:30

Definitely a clematis, but can't tell which one.  Its in a bit of a tangle so I would be tempted to prune it a Liri suggests whatever it is.  Once you've got it back under control then you can post pictures of its flowers - someone here will then be able to identify it and give you better advice for a long term pruning plan.  We'll need pics of the flowers and also a note of what month they appear in.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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