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Gardners world magazine April

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:52

There are several different sorts - some are tough as old boots - some are more prima donna-ish

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:32

Obelixx - the real Possum will re-emerge - take no notice of her behaviour, continue to treat her as the lovely person she really is and it will happen ..... eventually

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:23

The meadows where I know them to grow are regularly flooded in the winter - I don't think it can be too wet for them

Tiger Bean

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:53

What does it say on the back of the packet?

Tomato seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:50

Oh certainly I agree  Chris, don't let them dry out ... I just watch out for the leaves to just begin to get soft and then the pots get a good soaking. 

Out of 20+ pots of outdoor toms last year I had two fruits with BER early on ... and I'm still using frozen tomato sauce for pasta etc from last year's harvest

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:44

They grow wild in a meadow near my old home - they are exquisite - if I had some there's no way I'd give them away, no matter how much I loved my wedding guests


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:42

Some seeds bought on ebay from China turn out to be what they say they are.  Some don't. 

You pays your money and you takes your chances.  Fine if you want an adventure - but if I want to be sure of what I'm getting I'll buy from a company that operates under European laws and with consumer's rights etc. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:36

I will concede that Wonky was an adorable child

 Wonky's first garden (all her own work )

 and it just doesn't get more adorable than that does it? 

And yes, I did get her permission to post them

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:11

My one Ger. Rozanne is now three   It needed to be dug up and potted up to wait for a new home in the sunnier bed we're creating;  it'll be happier there than where it's been on the Shady Bank - so providing they survive the rather savage root pruning they've experienced, one of them is for you Wonky   And don't forget, there's a rather huge Geum Totally Tangerine ready and waiting for you too. 

Mystery climber

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:20

It's really a 'conservatory plant' in the UK - gorgeous isn't it?

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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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