Dovefromabove


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Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:07

Topbird - ground elder makes a very good colcannon. Haven't had it for a while - this is my first garden without it   Now is the time to pick Alexander's for eating. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:26

Love the Fox & Goose BL. Many memorable meals there.  Many moons ago it had a Michelin star - I know those people are no longer there but it still has a really good reputation.  Glad you enjoyed it. 

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:20

Get your own back folks - Goosegrass is edible - pick it in the spring before it produces seeds - lots of recipes online including  Cleavers & Aubergine Bake 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 16:23

Wielding the hoe in the sunshine, tackling the weedlings. Also cutting the buddleia Miss Ruby hard back and scattering Fb&b on the west border, making sure the shrubs and climbers get plenty - hopefully the rain at the weekend will wash it into the ground. 


Lovely to see the tulips and wallflowers budding up, and the lupin plants looking so healthy 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 16:08

Clari 4 sockets??? That's almost luxury!!!

1st Slow worm of 2017 ?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:29

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:27

Oh 'eck Hosta  ((hugs)).


You were talking yesterday about mpc ... I find the vine weevils love it - they seem to find the grittier loam based stuff makes them feel less comfortable.  I've started using half and half mpc and JI No 2 for a lot of my pots.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:58

Turning chilly in the shade now ........... but it's been absolutely beautiful and the birdsong has been absolutely glorious.  Wielding the hoe and dealing with the little weedlings is so satisfying.  


Now I shall put the kettle on, get the knitting out and see what's going on at Cheltenham ... 

private hedge llosing winter leaves

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:54

As Hortum-cretae has said, some do lose their leaves in cold spells - but you get the benefit of lovely fresh growth very soon afterwards.


Have you ensured that there's no rubbish/dead grass/weeds etc in the bottom of the hedge and that there's some clear soil along it's length so that you can feed it with Fish, Blood & Bone and then mulch it with compost, leaf mould or well rotted manure?  That should give it a boost. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 12:56

Well, I had to drive past tennis on my way to the shops so I popped in and they were short of a couple of other players so I played two sessions of best of five, did my shopping and now I'm home and eating lunch ... with the door open to the terrace and the birds singing .... I'll be out there shortly - the back garden is still bathed in sunshine but at this time of year it's in shadow later in the afternoon when the sun has moved over the house ....

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