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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:32

Yvie - you can let your hubby look at your plant when it's growing beautifully in the garden - that's his Valentine's present

Well, fruit bushes and the vine have all been pruned, autumn raspberries cut down, perennials and miscanthus-type grasses cut back, a few environmentally friendly slug pellets scattered around the shady bit where the hostas live, some Creeping Buttercups pulled out of the border (they keep creeping through from NDN) and another robin-type bird box put up.  I've had a much needed shower and there's been an attempt at an improvement to my 'manicure' and now I'm going to prep our supper ... see you in a bit ...

Forum names

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 11:09

Maybe some will come back - we all seem to be coping with the forum as it is now - there are blips and so on, but then there always were. 

And now we have some 'new regulars' ... and very welcome they are too. 

Some friends have fallen off their perches and their gardens are now in other hands ... but it's nice to remember them.

Which tree??

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 11:05

What about a Mahonia japonica?  It'll be happy in the shade and should get to a good height - the books say at least seven to eight feet but I know one that's getting on for double that height. 

Evergreen with winter flowers and usually good autumn colour, and can be judiciously pruned to keep it within a narrow space. 

'Buckland' and 'Winter Sun' are two very good varieties.

What plant is this?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 10:57

Bad knees

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 10:24

That's a really good suggestion Obelixx

What plant is this?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 09:49

I'd agree Lion S that it's definitely an asparagus of some sort - hard to tell which with such a small plant - you may well be right

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 09:46

St Valentine's Day is marked here with something simple (less is more)

Breakfast was poached egg on wholemeal toast - yum! 

Now for one more coffee before I find my fleece and secateurs ................. and gloves if I'm going to prune the goosegogs

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:40

It's a lovely sunny morning - think I'd better finish the winter pruning of the fruit bushes  and do some general tidying while the sun shines ... So I'd better get up hadn't I? 

Minimising a mature hedge?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:19

Check there are no birds nesting in it before cutting back. 

What plant is this?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 06:57

Sorry, should have said Welcome 

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