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Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:56

Oh yes, gardeners need pies and cakes

And at this time of the morning we need

 Help yourself Joanie


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:44

Hi Joannie and welcome

Looking forward to hearing about your garden and the plants you like to grow.  Which part of the country (roughly) are you in?

You'll find non-gardening chat on the Hello Forkers thread (and elsewhere ) and you'll soon see there are walkers and cyclists there too

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:41

Hmmm, the blurb says   "... Fill your borders with colour for years to come ..." 

it doesn't say they're going to flower this year, so I think they're perennials in their first year (or even biennials in the case of the foxgloves) and they're unlikely to flower until 2017..

It's amazing how copy-writers can turn a negative into a positive


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:33

Good morning Nic

Are we talking about fennel the herb, or Florence fennel the vegetable?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:57

Morning Chicky

I have to get some seed compost too, and some JI3 as the fig needs re-potting.  Its big expensive square terracotta pot has an alarming crack in it - I'm wondering whether some strong wire put around the pot and twisted tight will hold it for another year?  This month is going to be expensive as we have to buy a new tv, pay for our holiday and tax the car. 

Can't put up with the old tv any longer as it's developed a really noisy background hum that we can't fix    it's really old and we've had it repaired in the past when it's gone wrong, but think we've spent enough on it now - got to bite the bullet. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:36

Meant to say, I found two ladybirds (native ones) sunning themselves on the grapevine yesterday

Garden pests

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:35

I found one overwintering amongst the gravel and dead leaves in a pot of agapanthus a month ago - it is now an ex lily beetle

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:29

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Chilly here at the moment - down to 1.3C overnight and not much higher now - but the forecast is for dry and sunny so fingers are crossed.

Coffee needed .....

move a rose

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:11

We'll be arriving at OH's mum's on the Saturday evening, taking up her hall carpet on the Sunday and hopefully meeting up with niece after school on the Monday, so we should have Monday daytime free if MIL hasn't found more jobs for OH.  Otherwise we'll be travelling back Tuesday morning and could travel via your place. 

I like Swinesmeadow - great selection of plants  

Soil for Wild flowers

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:05

Have you eradicated the weeds?  They'll grow through cardboard.

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