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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:59

Morning Fairy   Have a good day at t'mines 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:47

We've never had a power cut of more than a few minutes since I've lived in Norwich, but I'm still a country girl and have candles, matches and torches in the desk drawers in the front hall 

What is this???

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:42

It's a camellia 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:33

Looks like rain Pat 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:00

Good morning Chicky - wot no coffee?! Re mulch - Hosta has an arrangement with a local tree surgeon who delivers chippings by the lorry load - free. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 06:12

G'day Pat  And good morning to the rest of you as you arrive 

There are many lovely people on this forum 

Wet and miserable outside. I'll be driving down to suffolk so not a gardening day anyway. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:22

We've both been busy out there - OH provided muscle as Under Gardener - the tree roots were dug out of the herb bed (again) and the big pots of mint have been dug out, the mint 'rejuvenated' and replanted in the pots, and the pots have been sunk into the ground again and the rest of the big herb bed has been dug over and prepared for replacement sage, rosemary, French tarragon and other herbs. 

Some other 'tidying up' and hoeing/weeding jobs have been done and it's all looking a bit more like a garden.  I'll have to get the lawnmower out very soon .......... 

Hellebore position

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:15

My mother tried to grow hellebores in full sun in a Suffolk garden - it turned out to be much too dry for them and they became weaker and disappeared within three years, so unless your garden soil is reliably moist through the summer I'd try to make sure they have shade at least part of the day. 

As has been said, a good humus-rich soil is also important, so digging in plenty of organic matter and regular mulching with the same is important. 

Curling camelia

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:02

I don't grow camellias, but my late mother had some lovely ones in her garden.

I'm wondering whether you plant has an infestation  of one of the types of leaf scale - there is information here 

Hellebore position

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:56

Hi Giddy,

I have hellebores flowering successfully for several years  in places similar to 1 & 3 

Last edited: 19 March 2017 19:57:21

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