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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 08:03

Nice sharp ones needed Pat....

Gorgeous colour though.

Lovely pix Joyce. Nice to have a bit of sun on them too.

Your Clematis are further ahead than here Goldfinch. Lovely.  Niobe won't be long in my garden - loads of fresh buds on it. Probably my favourite plants 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 07:56

Enjoy eating them when they appear Sam  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 07:52

Morning all/afties Pat - hope you're taking it easy today. You're coming up for 28 remember...

Hope your first day goes well Clari 

Just watching the breakfast news earlier on beeb 1 and our main ribbon supplier was on. It reminded me of a phone conversation my colleague last week with them. The red that we used has the name 'passion'......

L - 'can you tell me if the ribbon's been dispatched?

Cole - yes , most of it'

L - 'what's missing? It's passion I'm desperate for......'

It took her a few seconds to realise why we were all laughing. 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 22:54

Yes - something to create enough warmth at night, and protection from any cold winds. They'll be fine - they will just probably stall a little, but once it warms up they'll come away again   

If you have a more suitable spot somewhere in your garden - plant them in big pots there next year, rather than in the ground where they are at the moment.

Leave them undercover a bit longer next time though   

Scented annuals please

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 22:45


not annuals - but better than that!

Last edited: 15 May 2017 22:45:43

Young clematis

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 22:43

Bear in mind too that clematis take several years to become mature plants. Hope you've got plenty of room between those two andreatb! 

Group 3 clems should always be pruned right back in late winter/early spring to encourage the new growth which carries the flowers. Group 1 and 2 clems are slightly different, needing minimal or no pruning  - just tidying, so it's more important to tie in and position new growth from a young age to achieve good coverage. Always try and find out which type you have so that you can give it the best care  

Etoile Violette as a young plant in July 2013, in a pot to grow on

the same plant in July 2016 - now in it's permanent home

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:28

And doesn't watching the  birds make a pleasant change from all the depressing news every day! 

We watched a little sparrow being fed by an adult at the last house. They were both quite happy sitting a few feet away on the patio 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:23

All a learning curve Sam.Don't worry - just try and remember all those things for next time.  

If the ones you have left aren't enough, buy a couple of little plants to bring on. Most GCs and diy stores etc will still have some tomato plants.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:12

I love them -  they flit about constantly at this time of year, although when I was on the hill further down the road last summer, I was treated to loads of the youngsters darting around with some adults, and then  sitting on the deer fence - just chillin'.   

There was around thirty of them at least. I watched them for ages. Happy days 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:01

Glad you had a nice tea GWRS. Ours is baking in the oven - chicken with added veg - mushrooms, toms, peppers etc. 

Lovley when the birds are feeding their little 'uns Dove. The blueys here stop off at the apple treesen route to the feeders. I have had lovely clean blossom! The pippit I saw on the hill the other day had a little mouthful of something, but I couldn't see it taking to their nest. He popped his head up long enough for a few pix though   


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