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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 09:07

Wow!  Amazing Hostafan!!!

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 09:05

It says here that it dies down in the summer

Old bought compost

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:58

I'd use it


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:55

Good morning all   Just popping in on OH's laptop before I head for the dentist.  I've not even tried to turn my laptop back on yet - going to wait until OH has a moment to console me if it all goes wrong - he says he knows about the BIOS screen  I think it was Edd mentioned   We just need to find a moment or three to do it.  I've been applying myself to my knitting finishing daughter's cardi now that I've got the neck shaping sorted - plus quite a few phonecalls about Pa - he's very frail now and it's been decided that he won't get out of bed to sit in his chair any more   He's so weak he can hardly hold his upper body upright but bless him he leaned forward to pick something up and kept going forward and fell - he's not hurt but it just shows how frail he is.  He spends most of the day asleep anyway so he'll be fine in bed.  Ma sits with him holding his hand - she's told us that she met him recently and he's a lovely man and they're going to get married

Don't think we'll see the eclipse here - it's dull and overcast here I remember the last eclipse (well the total one in 1999) - I was working in a medieval building housing an art gallery and Early Music Centre - my boss was a lovely lass from Adelaide and we went out into the courtyard with pinhole thingies and had a fantastic view of the eclipse and a few glasses of something alchofrolic

Punkdoc - you'll have to learn to keep that new car of yours under control!!!  Sounds as if it might be a bit more exciting than you thought

Suggestions for Hiding Ugly Back Fence

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:31
GemmaJF wrote (see)

Don't forget the wild honeysuckle Dove 

How could I have forgotten that?

Suggestions for Hiding Ugly Back Fence

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:26

I think we need Andrew to come back and give us a bit more information


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:14

Verdun, it's reached the dizzy height of 8.2C here, but the wind's coming from the northeast, straight off the North Sea - did you know that the reason Cromer crabs are so much smaller and sweeter than the ones down south is because they grow more slowly in the colder water of the North Sea. 

Suggestions for Hiding Ugly Back Fence

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:09

I love the fact there's a hedge at the end of the garden, it softens the transition from the garden to whatever is on the other side.  Fences can look so severe and a bit claustophobic - I'm with Gemma - put in some new wildlife-friendly hedging, maybe higher at the sides and lower in the middle to 'frame' the view - the hedging could then have things like wild clematis (Traveller's Joy/Columbine) and the wild Dog Rose weaving through it, and with any luck you'll get hedgehogs hibernating in the bottom of the hedge


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:01

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!  Just been up to the farm shop - everyone's shivering!!! 

I've come back with some pork chops and sweet potatoes - I'll bake the potatoes and we'll open a tin of sweet corn to go with them and the chops for supper. 

I also came home with a small bag of Liquorice Torpedoes

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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