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Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:43

Possibly bearded iris rhizomes or something similar ...   ? 


How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:33

Hello and welcome Hollyandroses (two of my favourites)

A picture will be a help

Small is beautiful and can offer life to many creatures

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:32

Phew - that's ok then, apparently I'm no madder than you Pansy

Picked this morning

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:30
Lulu The Lurcher wrote (see)

How lovely. It must have been wonderful to grow up on a farm 

It was Lulu - I was very lucky - apart from knowing that I must keep away from working machinery, and shut stock gates etc, I was allowed to more or less run free from a very young age - by the time I was 10 years old I had a radius of a mile or more of countryside where I could wander on my own, playing in woods, spinneys, fields and streams.  I knew every square inch and the plants that grew there.  As we grew older my friends and I wandered the footpaths or cycled to the next village, knowing that my parents would not worry unless we were late for a meal

Farms are different places nowadays and parents, even country-dwelling ones, are much more anxious.  My nephew and nieces have not had the wonderfully free childhood that their father and I had. 

Picked this morning

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 13:13

Lulu, I was just looking at my Rosa Bonica - absolutely covered with half-open blooms - fortunately it's in a fairly sheltered spot and I can see them from the dining room window

In the garden on the farm where I grew up we inherited a rosebed - all different types of hybrid tea rose bushes - one I'm sure was Peace, and it always always had at least one bloom on Christmas Day - it would be picked o Christmas morning and put in a little vase for the tea table


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:08

Morning all you late risers   Just been up to the farm shop to stock up on provisions.  So much nicer than the SM

Just heard the Met Office has issued a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR CUMBRIA  - particularly the Keswick area - keep your heads down folks, stay indoors and stay safe.  Nothing's worth getting hurt for, not even your best plants ((hugs))

Can't stand that song/Singer

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:39

Fairy - you and I have a lot in common

Yellow Christmas Cactus

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:09

Isn't it?

Can't stand that song/Singer

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 09:24

The off switch is the immediate response to James Blunt here too - even if he is a Norfolk boy

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Last Post: 15/02/2016 at 21:02

Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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