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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 07:04

Morning all

Had a great day in Brighton yesterday sun, howling gale, but good cheesy chips

Then back to sisters for a fun evening (had to excuse myself at 7pm to go into a corner and listen to the wireless) and back here very late.

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside ......๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 09:30

Having a catch up on here ......beautiful

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 09:20

Hope the cinema party was fun DD - agree with everyone here.....rise above it with your head held high  (whilst taking notes)

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 09:17


I suspect Fairy's robin looks more like this Pat:

Off to Brighton for the day with the chicklets, to see my sister and nieces.  She has just had a significant birthday, so am taking her pressie.....a conical bay tree and pot to put it in.  Being a gardener I am also taking John Innes No 2, some grit and some slate chippings for top dressing.  Think I wiil pot it up for her, whilst leaving the bay tree in its current plastic pot - she can remove it next spring.

Taking walking boots, as I think a walk on the downs is on the cards

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 17:23

Fabulous Liri - what a setting

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:09

Thanks - thats the one  Hope it carries on surviving in my frost pocket (neighbours conditions are the same, so maybe she has bred it tough)

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:05

Just caught the second batch. The benches do look very inviting.....

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:00

Wonderful pics Lizzie - love Houghton Hall but have only ever been in late May .....looks very different at this time of year

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:13

Thanks - pretty sure its not H. Jubatum as the flowers emerge fluffy at the outset, rather than having the faint "ear of corn" look about them.  I will go and have a google for hardy penisetums (particularly now I have learned how to spell it) and see what I find.

Thanks folks. You are the best

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:31

Gorgeous here, but rain to come (it said so on GW).  Spending today being builder's mate (spirit level, holding nails and stuff and murmuring encouraging words).  The garden seems to be looking after itself ok at the moment - so long as I only wander in it before I put my contact lenses in.

Got a day with my sister in Brighton tomorrow - so hoping for sunshine by then

Discussions started by chicky

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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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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