Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 14:40

Think I'm going to get my knitting out and join SGL on the sofa ................. is anyone making cake this afternoon .............. or biscuits .................

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 14:10

Sweet dreams Pat 


Hello Sunflower Lady   Good to see you! 


Fidget  - sod's law eh?  

March flowering pink shrub

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 14:03

It's what happens so often doesn't it Nut - there should be a law against it 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:51

Yay!  We have wheels!!!  A fuse has been replaced in a very hard to get to place ...... of course if it goes again it will be because there's another problem but the suspicion is that the fuse had been weakened by a problem with starting last year.  Fingers very crossed.


Hosta - that's as it should be until they know you're safe to drive- remember the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy.  Best get to the GP asap. 

March flowering pink shrub

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:38

It's a gorgeous one isn't it?


When you need to prune it, please don't do what so many do and just reduce it's height and turn it into a pink shaving brush.


After flowering remove the oldest stems from low down near the base, leaving the younger growth - that way you'll keep the lovely fluid fountain effect. 

Allium Care

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:13

Hi Torg 


I would leave the leaves well alone - when they die down they feed the bulb for the following year.  


I would let them flower, then feed them and let them die down - then perhaps split the clump up and replant giving them a bit more space.


Make sure they get enough water as if a pot is full of leaves rain will just run off and the soil will still be dry. 

March flowering pink shrub

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:07

That looks like a Viburnum x bodnantense - possibly 'Dawn'


Should have a lovely perfume - especially on mild winter days 

Plant suggestions please

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:23

If you want something to add some height to the corner, what about some Iris sibirica?  That way the hebe could spread a bit but there'd still be room for the iris - I've found they don't mind being crowded a bit.


Don't think there are any pinks - but blue would actually accentuate the pinks nicely, or a cream or white would also look lovely. 


https://www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk/t/plants/irises?utf8=%E2%9C%93&taxon_id%5B%5D=15 


Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:10
Obelixx says:

...  Dove - when did Wonky's dad last give birth?...



 Precisely  LOL 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:08

Harrumph!  I will not be going to tennis - I will be waiting in for Green Flag to arrive ... despite having driven down to Riverside and back this morning, my car has now decided not to start .... press the button and not a peep out of it .......... 

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Harvest 2017

 
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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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Hello Forkers - April edition

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