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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 18:49
Sussexsun says:


can I ask if anyone who grows succulents have they used simply succulents to buy from. The few succulents I have were taken from other people's as cuttings but this web site has a couple I would like to add to my Delosperma cooperi. I hate buying plants from unknown sites so does anyone have any recommendations or info on simply succulents. I am after Delosperma sphalmanthoides and Delosperma Sutherlandii peach star.

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 I've not bought from this place, but someone I met  at an Open Garden last year told me about them ... 

might be worth giving them a try if you're stuck 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 18:42

I love Bodmin Moor ........  but I'd prefer it not to rain when I'm there ... glad you got home ok Lyn. 

Yorkstone ok in the pond?

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 18:32

Yes blackbirds around here like coir matting for their nests ... I've watched one totally decimating a liner in a wrought iron manger-type planting basket on the wall of a building nearby.


Plant identification please

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 17:33

Geum urbanum is a right PITA around here so for me it's a weed.  However, another of the native geums, G. Rivale is absolutely gorgeous and grows around our little pond 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 17:21

Clari ... reliable wages cheques will be a definite improvement   I think you've been incredibly forbearing.

I've sorted out the front bed, weeding and mulching with lots of well rotted compost (the soil there is almost like sand) and planted a rosemary, Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Verbascum 'Helen Johnson', Penstemon 'Heavenly Blue'  and lots of Narcissus Minnow that were in pots earlier on.  I've taken the shears to the Clematis cirr. 'Freckles' and disentangled it from the Vib. Bodnantense,given the new plants and the clematis a good soaking and applied a moss killer to the front lawn. 'They' have promised that it'll rain tomorrow to water it in.

In the back garden everything has had a really good soaking and I've done a bit more hoeing and weeding.

Now there's a ragu chuntering on the hob for a spag. bol. for supper 

I've also started a list of the stuff I'm taking to Wonky on Saturday 

4 Plant ID's please

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 16:19

1. Shepherd's Purse 

2. Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

3. ??? cant really see it properly

4.  One of the trailing blue flowered campanulas.  Possibly Campanula poscharskyana 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 16:03

Pottie Pam   how wonderful to be able to share that with a child 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:56

My thoughts too Obelixx ... late frost damage ... there's a lot of it about 

GW Magazine

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:22

Ah yes, of course you do   

But there are special discounts for subscribers

"...Use exclusive subscriber discount codes to save 10 per cent at a wide range of great mail-order suppliers. All offers are available to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine subscribers only. "

GW Magazine

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 10:35

Don't think the freebies with the supermarket special pack compare with those we get throughout the year, plus the 2 for 1 card and all the Voucher Codes for buying plants online ... but you pays your money and takes your choice 

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