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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 14:05

Thanks for that Hosta ((hugs)) 

Been out slaying Russian vine and sorting out the herb garden, with a good deal of OH's muscle power too.  Now indoors for a mug of soup ......... whether I go out there again this afternoon depends on the whether the sun puts in an appearance or not - the wind's a bit chilly and needs something to warm it up ......... 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 13:49

I once spent a summer fortnight in the Lakes - not a drop of rain the entire time - OH does not believe it's possible ....... 

Wildflower ID help please

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 13:32

Joyce - without a photo there's no way we could make an ID - it could  almost anything.  

Is there no way you or someone  could take a photo? 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 13:27

Topbird   some quinces would be lovely  

A gin tasting sounds a good idea! I have some Norfolk Gin  from the farm shop- (a present) which I've not broached yet ... very remiss of me!   A regular customer of the farm shop used to give them a load of quinces every year ......... but then they moved   They've not been able to source any more locally 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:10

We had  a pink one in the last garden - it fruited really well, even in the shade - and I used the fruits for cooking as the culinary quince is so hard to get - I really do want another .........

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:05

Hmmm - day lilies against lords & ladies .......... which will win? 

Last edited: 19 March 2017 12:05:44

Medium/large shrub or small tree for small garden border

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:02

What about a columnar crab apple?

There aren't many to choose from, but these two look good and the nursery has a very good reputation 


Posted: 19/03/2017 at 11:36

Hello Chard   (my favourite vegetable )

I have a long northfacing border under trees - I find that hoeing and mulching prevents moss from becoming a problem. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 11:32

Russian vine dealt with - hooked with a hoe and snipped with the secateurs - made sure we didn't leave any looped bits to strangle neighbours' offspring on their trampoline .  NDN was nowhere to be seen but had left a note that she'd left the back gate open for us so we've left a jar of home made grape & thyme jelly on her doorstep as a thank you. 

Now to get on with re-vamping that herb bed ........... now that OH is here to dig the pots of mint up 

Last edited: 19 March 2017 11:32:57

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:59
chicky says:

It even caused checkout envy .....I had to keep a very tight hold of it

 Is it planted yet?  ............ I could always pop down for coffee ............. 

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