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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:28

Mr C is a bit subdued Fairy.  Will be good to get the next diagnosis, until then every twinge is a worry. 

Know what you mean about aching.....its the crawling round on all fours does it for me.  Never happened when I was 26.

No time for cake making in the Hosta household .....too busy doing other things

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:13

Lovely day out there.  Weeded a good area - found my delphiniums all sprouting away   Then planted everything that was in my "waiting" space - snowdrops, hellebores and two coral peonies (for which I can blame the Secret Garden bit of this site).  Sowed all my sweetpeas - can stop collecting loo roll innards now .  Then had a nice long bath to shift all the grime ready for work tomorrow.

amazing how a day in the garden can make you forget everything else wonder the nhs are thinking of prescribing it

Sounds like Hosta's oh has been having a marvellous day.  He'll want a birthday every week at this rate


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:08

Still in oversized (pink) dressing gown here too - have just had a wander in the garden to check on yesterday's transplantings. Looking good so far

Another day out there beckons - on a roll now

Does anyone on here grow euphorba charcais ?  Mine has had all its flowers mullered by the frosts .....never seen damage like it on other's plants before, so wondering if I have a dodgystrain

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:56

Back in coz I ran out of light. Got lots more tidied, plus a particularly weed infested patch got all its plants taken out, deep cleaned, and plants divided and put back - hopefully weed free.  Potted up some bits too for spares - never too sure if things are going to survive when I "mess" with them.

Looking forward to GW tonight too - missed it yesterday.  Then we have the "lady in the van" dvd to watch Dame Maggie

Sweet pea failure

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:47

I'm about to sow my first lot today, in the cold gH. I don't ever bring sweetpeas into the house and have always had success n the past


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:09

The queen has two every year Lesley ...time the rest of us did a bit of catching up


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:39

And from me - have a great day Lesley


Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:25

Another mixed border vote here. Rosebeds are dreadful for 10 months of the year

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:21

My package arrived yesterday too. Beautifully secure, with a clever system of snug retaining pots, and notched cardboard boxes to keep it all upright and in place

 Plants look very healthy - quite big and good glossy leaves.  I have given them a drink and am letting them drain.  Later today I am going to pot them up into 1 ltr pots and grow them on in my cold GH - too many frosts forecast at the moment to risk them outside.

But delighted with the first part of the process - well done Sarah Raven

Guess its now over to me, my skills and my garden conditions ....yikes

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:13

Be brave Flumpy - be brave

Only just surfaced after my long day yesterday - but still smiling at seeing my baby  waiting for the mist to clear here, then gonna get out there and continue with operation tidy-up (sure you're probably all bored to tears with it now, but weekend only gardening takes a long time to accomplish even the basics).

Love the ignore button - wish there was one so simple and effective for real life

So pleased to here your sleeping patterns might be returning to normal Hosta . Fingers crossed

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