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Episide 26

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:49

You could ask Mr Google -  just put in 'garden centres in Hampshire'  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:36

Good to see you T'bird. I was going to let you know there was another Grand Tours series on, but thought you must have been on holiday as you'd not been on. A 'grand tour' of your own!  

Glad it was bonny for you 

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:08

A couple of pix taken when I came home today.

Cupanis still flowering well 

Hellebore Blue Lady flowering again

Spartina at the back, Hackenochloa in front of it, and Phormium in foreground

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:51

Abso totally lutely ,  B3!  

Garden grass Dying

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:50

Possibly some leatherjacket damage too, but the wet conditions are  the most likely reason. Perhaps it's time for a rethink.  An opportunity to have some lovely shrubs - as you've already considered.  

It can be much nicer than just having a patch of grass - year round colour and interest if you choose well. Often easier to manage rather than constantly trying to get grass to grow in a less than perfect site   

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:43

Photobucket, or any other outside site,  no longer works here Johnny. You can put pix on directly now, using the camera icon in the top right hand corner above teh box you type your post in. You may need to reduce the size though - nothing bigger than about 2.5 MB is uploading just now. We have a dedicated camera thread too, for all 'non garden' photos,  and everyone would love to see your photos on there. Plenty of snowy hills, and all sorts of other things, on there already  

It's called 'Camera Talk'. I've just posted on it so it should be on the first page or so just now. I have Canadian relatives in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Spectacular scenery there too  

I cut sweet peas down and watered a couple of pots after getting in from work. That's about it! 

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:31

Happy to share, as long as people continue to enjoy them  

I'm very lucky to have the chance to do it GD.  Even if sometimes my body disagrees... usually at half five in the morning when I try to get it out of my warm bed....

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:27

I have a shady corner in behind the shed. It's flanked by the existing conifer and pine on the boundary. I have all sorts of sh**e, errr...wildlife friendly logs and plants in it. 

We get plenty of rain, so even in summer, the ground is damp in most of it. 

I have Ferns, Astilbes, Hostas,London Pride, Euphorbias  and Geraniums. Nettles, logs - mainly rotting - piles of soil and branches, and nooks and crannies for creatures to hide in. It's ideal for the birds too.

I pass a house on the way home Dove - it has the same arrangement of Aster and Rudbeckia (?) in the front garden.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:19

Evening all. Hope Pat is tucked up warm by now....

I cut back the white sweet peas which were on the fence with the pale nasturtiums. The weather last week has done for 'em. The Cupanis are still going strong though. My front grass looks rubbish. I had to cut it on Saturday even though it was too wet. It's never going to dry out well enough now anyway so it had to be done. It'll grow again....

'Incy wincy' on the front lounge window must be ok. There was a wrapped 'item' in his web yesterday, and now it's gone...

My species Tulips have arrived Dove. Just have to decide where exactly they're going    Pots of Minnow are nice. I did a greyish, concrete type pot with them last year  Looked really pretty.

Pleasant here - think the day got better as it went on. Would have been an ideal gardening day.  It's about 14 or 15  degrees just now. Pity I have to go and get food shopping. 

Tulip planting distances

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:14

The fancy ones rarely last more than a couple of years here so I don't expect them to do well after the 2nd year. The Kauf and Greigii ones are still classed as species tulips and do well year after year. The Apeldoorn ones are also tough as old boots - the common, big red and yellow ones.  It's the blousier, taller ones that we instantly think of when someone says 'tulip',  that deteriorate.

As Bob says, you'll have to work very hard to keep them going. It takes a long time for the little bulblets to get to blooming size  

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