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Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 18:22

Welcome to the board CRO  

As the others have suggested - a new thread and some photos will be brilliant - looking forward to seeing your new garden.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:55
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

.... his father bought me a lovely bee friendly shrub with tiny blue flowers that I can't remember the name of right now 

It's a ceanothus isn't it?


Right, off to visit Ma - see you later folks!  Have a good day!


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:43

Yes, mine are in the little greenhouse during the day and on the dining table at night

Just have to remember to bring them in ................

ID plants please

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:00

2 and 3 do look a bit like Snakeshead fritillaries - the way the leaves come off the main stem as it goes up.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:53

Wonky ((hugs))  that is such a super photo - brilliant composition   You should put it on David K's Camera thread

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:37

Will be thinking of you Hosta ((hugs))


We've decided that Wonky and her Lovely Hub will keep their germs to themselves this weekend - I don't want to catch anything as it would be unfair of me to take 'flu to The Lovely Home when I visit Ma.  Also Wonky and OH need to rest up so they're fit for work on Monday. 

That means I may get a chance to do some potting on tomorrow - if the weather improves. 

Overwhelmed with Nasturtiums!

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 07:10

Depends what else you're putting in there - but I would've thought one or two at the most - the plants will really bush out if you give them the space.

The thing about nasturtiums is that they really do best on poor soil, so don't give them fertiliser.

The problem is that other hanging basket-type plants (petunias, geraniums, fuchsias etc) really need fertiliser in order to perform well so they don't grow well together.

But a basket of just nasturtiums would look great

Don't forget that you can eat the flowers and leaves in a salad (I like the leaves in an egg sandwich too) and if you pickle the seeds you can use them in recipes instead of capers


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 06:56

Good morning all  G'day Pat

I've just put the tomato seedlings back out in the small greenhouse - they spent the night on the dining room table.

Now for my coffee ........

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 06:51

Lyn ((hugs)) I hope you were all able to have some peaceful rest after that. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:38
Runny, you click on their avatar and then on the word Ignore that comes up. That takes you to your Settings page where it shows you who you have Ignored. Think you have to Save it.

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