Dovefromabove


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Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:25

Further to above - lots of info here http://www.barnhaven.com/growing

Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:22

They're very simple - sow the seed in a tray or pot of compost and leave outside in a sheltered spot. I don't cover primula seed with compost - I leave it on the surface.   When large enough to handle prick out and pot on as they grow.  Hopefully you'll have flowers in a year or so's time.

They like lots of organic matter in the compost, and damp semi-shade. 

I.D Please :)

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:03

Arum italicum or possibly a hybrid between the UK native Arum maculatum and A. italicum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arum_italicum

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:23

Wow Wonky!  that looks great! 

Hello the rest of you

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 07:00

Good morning all   G'day Pat  and Get Well Soon Fairy ((hugs))

More pricking out top of the list for me today

But first we need


 

 

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:02

I've put a link to the petition on the foodie forum I'm a member of ....... some of them are keen gardeners   and let's face it, they're all keen on people growing good food for them

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:30

I just spotted that Lorna ........ what has Dave Morgan started???  

What I don't get is that in the Telegraph article, the BBC talks about the BBC2 viewer liking sport ... as if no one ever changes a channel

Best tools for cutting back large conifers

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 19:16

Must remember to wear my glasses ... thought it said Sheps had fallen off the ladder 314 times

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 18:33

Lovely Chicky

If anyone wants to see our native Pasque flowers in the wild this is the place

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140711133551/http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images/barnack-leaflet_tcm6-36336.pdf

one of the most special places I've ever been - Pasque flowers, orchids, broomrapes, fireflies and nightingales - and more besides. 

Hope to go there again soon.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:56

Wonky - that sounds exciting - looking forward to the pics

Ma slept most of the time I was there, occasionally opening her eyes and looking at me - I would say hello and smile and she'd smile back and close her eyes again. After a couple of hours or so (I had my knitting with me and Classic FM quietly in the room so it was quite relaxing really) she became a bit restless and started fidgeting for a while then dozing off again. Then staff came in to freshen her up and make sure that she was comfortable, and she woke properly and started chatting to them. It's lovely to see the good relationship she has with them.

Bro is visiting her tomorrow and will then be heading to northern Scotland for 10 days with his daughter her hub and their little ones, to visit her husband's grandparents. Bro asked if he should cancel it, but I've told him to go ahead - you can't put your life on hold just waiting ...  we might still be waiting when we're due to go to Cornwall ... unlikely ...  but as my GP said, my parents are made of tough stuff

Hosta - I've just heard from a friend on the foodie forum - she gave up the booze a while back for health reasons and she's having real problems getting to sleep and then even more problems staying asleep.  It seems like a common problem.  Glad it's improving for you ((hugs)).

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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Tracking their arrival 
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