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What's this?

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 12:39

They look like Phormium seeds, and from the description, that sounds like what you have there.

I'm not sure how quickly they come from seed, and they may not come true to the parent plant, but have a go if you like - nothing to lose  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 12:45

Rubbish, isn't it Joyce! The birds have got wellies on....

We had quite a good spell this time last year - we usually do get a decent spell of weather through September and into October. I think we're paying for the drier, warmer March and April 

Dog proofing a new beech hedge

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 12:37

I think it's a slightly tricky situation Carmel. Your neighbours might take the stance that, since you've removed what they see as 'the boundary', it's up to you to put one back, completely disregarding the fact that it's your hedge, to do with what you want  

Good luck with it  - I hope they see that the dogs, and where they go, are totally their responsibility, not yours or anyone else's. Let us know how you get on anyway  

What is the best Clematis to grow up a Yew

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 12:32

I'm just wonderinghow often the yew needs cutting and how that will affect the choice.

Do you do the yews a couple of times a year Jackie, or can you get away with a once a year tidy? The clematis you choose will need to fit in with that too, or it might get a bit tricky!   

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 12:29

I have Cream Beauty Dove- one of my favourites  

Sailboat is one I considered too, but there are so many, it's impossible. You could spend a fortune on them! Hope the tennis goes well - mind that dodgy foot etc....

Can I move in with you Joyce? It's currently 8 degrees here  

I only  have the heating on for a while in the morning fro getting up, but I had it on for a little while the last couple of nights because it really has been chilly through the day and the house is cold by teatime.

Hosta - you need a little flock of sheep...

Hebe Protection over Winter

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 08:09

The variegated and bigger leaved ones tend to be less hardy, but as Borderlne says, there has to be prolonged spells of frost to see them off. We lost some a number of years ago when it was minus ten for a while, but that's quite unusual. Our ground is cold and wet which makes it worse when there's prolonged frosts. 

In pots, it's easier to keep the drainage good too - the combination of wet and cold is worse for them than just dry cold. 

Im Gay

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 08:05

Or perhaps insert something else Hosta....

We seem to be attracting some very interesting WUMs these days 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat.

Tucked up in bed with a cuppa sounds good Clari, but no chance of that here 

I've resisted the temptation to buy any more plants, or bulbs Dove...it's very difficult though. I need furniture and lights etc for my bedroom though....

That fungus on the right is really pretty Liri, or am I weird?  

It's calmed down a bit here LP. Hope you don't have any damage - we haven't had any here. Think the night before was wilder, and certainly the night before that. Chilly and wet during the day, but pretty normal for the time of year I suppose. At least most of the foliage is still on the trees so we can enjoy the colour for a bit longer. Next lot might strip it all off! 

Wonder if Hosta got back to sleep....

Better shift soon. Have a good day everyone 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 21:03
Alan Clark2 says:

I also had three Red Admirals in my garden recently, and all were on my one spike of Actea. I also was too slow with the camera! 

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 Taking the p*ss Alan, aren't they?   

I was digging out turf and heaving in the last slab in a path, and I turned round and there they were. It was nice just having a break and watching them for a while 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 20:10
WonkyWomble says:

Fairy, I'm feeling the loss too! Big hugs! 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uNgt7U9QrFQ a favorite of mine

Evening all, not read back yet, hope everyone has had a good day and has a lovely evening too!

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 Wonks - that's the album that got me hooked. My ex hubby was a big fan, and we'd just started going out and used to listen to it in his bedroom. You Got Lucky is a big favourite. We went to see him a few years later, and it's undoubtedly one of the best concerts I've ever been to...and the loudest! Considering that I've seen all my 'heroes', often more than once, that says a lot about him. 

Thanks Joyce - will reply soon. Hope your daughter is properly on the mend now  

Well done BL. Stir fried stuff is often really good - and lots of veg etc. The battered stuff - not so much... have you seen the size of some Glaswegians?  

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