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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:18

Happy birthday littlest Fairylet

Sunshine here but no gardening today.  Littlest chicklet and her friends (15 years young, all of them) have requested a trip to the zoo!!  Marwell is not far from us, and have a very little baby leopard that has been on the news.  So i'm taking them, armed with a pile of papers from work that have to be looked at some time this weekend - might as well do it at the zoo

Gardening tomorrow - need to get my new crocosmias in the ground and have another session digging up oak saplings - definitely my worst weed of 2014.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:38

Will be following the new thread David

Interesting about the scent of the blue ones - I had some this year, and they started off smelling lovely, but ended up so rank that the chicklets evicted them to outside the back door

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:27

Liri - I find cleaning bathrooms shifts most things on my hands.  Normally do them late on Sunday evening after a weekend in the garden - then I am presentable for work on Monday.  Don't like to think too carefully about what the active ingredient might be in Mr Muscle (other cleaning products are available) - but it does the trick

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:18

Lesley - so glad they have worked out what is wrong with your Mum - fingers crossed they can sort it quickly and make her comfortable.  Never rains but pours.

Clari - lovely to hear you are having such a blast at work - doesn't count as salt mines if you are enjoying it that much

Sitting here waiting for Monty - don't like this new timing lark

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:26

MrsG - September will be a scorcher ..... You heard it here first.  Good to see you - summer hols are hectic aren't they

Right !! Wriggling to do

Plums Again

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:24

My favourite for a glut of plums is to halve them, remove the stone, then freeze on a tray.  Then you can bring them out, drizzle with honey and bake - delicious with ice cream

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:20

Bekkie - just responded to you on the phlox thread and it made me realise I don't know very much about your garden - do you have a GH or a cold frame?  And are you more flowers or veg??

phlox paniculata

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:17

Love my phlox - take no looking after at all and flower for ages. Here are some of mine this year ...

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57347.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Bekkie - not sure about specialist growers but hayloft do great deals on phlox (10 plants for £10 etc) - but you have to be prepared to grow them from bareroot.  They also take well from cuttings - can you beg some from your neighbour.  Do you have a GH?

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:06

Morning KEF.  I can't fleece a whole garden.  Looks like my late summer display could be rather short this year.  

Morning Bekkie - think we'll all survive a touch of frost better than the garden

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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:07

Its birthday boxing day Panda .... What else but turkey curry

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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