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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:30

Morning all 

Glad you had a good day in London Dove (travelling aside). Hope the packing/spring cleaning is all worthwhile soon BM.

have seen the same weather forecast as Verd - looks like Weds night could be hairy.

in the meantime, today is a day to explore the garden and see what is popping up - mostly hellebores snowdrops and other bulbs.  Love the anticipation at this time of year.  I added a new witch hazel Pallida to the garden last year and it is flowering profusely - vivid yellow spidery pom poms ....lovely

And our new horsey friends have invited us to their field this afternoon to raid the dung heap ..... Happy Days

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:21

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65477.jpg?width=200&height=350&mode=max

 Have a great day Runny

Editor

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:46

Lucy Hall (no cheating) - she writes me a lovely letter at the front of every magazine

Presenter

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:43

You could make the blue t-shirt your signature feature.  Verd and Woody - what a duo.  Set up the screen test now

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:36

I love this forum too.  Advice "on tap", always someone to talk gardening too, (when noone else I know in "real life" is really that interested in it), and plenty of smiles to be had.

I work full time, am out of the house 12 hour days, often have to work in the evenings too, have 2 kids, and spend every spare minute of "me time" thinking or doing gardening ....and still find time for the odd forum post.

not really sure why I felt the need to justify myself, but there you go

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:28

So pleased Charlie enjoyed his trip - always good to have them safely back.  i have been eyeing up rowan trees too - beth chattos garden had a beautiful one with pink berries

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65473.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Mmmmm Gorgeous

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 18:08

Same here Lizzie - with you all the way.

Presenter

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 14:57

Promised myself I wouldn't contribute to this thread...but can't help it

We are all different generations, and Monty Don is my Geoff Hamilton - i didn't have a garden when GH was on the telly.  I learn loads from MD, and expect I will still be singing his praises in 20 years time, because he is "of my time".  Same way as I still think Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet were the best bands ever.

But as well as being an excellent presenter, MD is one of my favourite authors too - he writes books that I love to read - even if they are mostly only tangentially related to gardening.  A very talented man

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:02

I have realised over the years that plants I buy from GC's die on me far more regularly than those I buy online.  I wonder whether its because GC's sell plants that have been manipulated into looking good on display (they must have loads of flowers etc) -which is not great for the long term health of the plant, and certainly does not match the conditions they are likely to encounter in my humble garden.  Online plants from good nurseries very rarely arrive smothered in flowers, and yet they seem to establish so much better.

I am still tempted by GC purchases (who isn't).

The only hellebores that have failed to make a reappearance in my garden this year are the beautiful specimens i bought from GC's last year. So I have just ordered some more Hayloft plugs.  I will have to wait a couple of years to see flowers, but they will be there for the long haul

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:51

Morning all.  Winds now howling here too.  Off for a haircut, then time to pack all the christmas decs into their boxes - currently they are in a large heap on the table ...thats what happens when twelfth night falls on a workday.  Maybe some gardening tomorrow

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