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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:20

Glad you had a productive day chicky. How is Mr chicky?

I haven't done that much and I ache more than when I walk. Next time I decide not to head for the hills, remind me of that!

I'm disappointed we haven't been offered cake yet...

Just purchased a few plants

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 19:18

They can be short lived plants Lyn. I don't grow them although I had one in a previous garden. They don't do very well up here anyway because of the wet conditions - they like a nice sunny well drained spot.  Perhaps try a few online nurseries to see if you can find a darker one that might suit you? 

Straight to curved

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:49

Sounds like it'll be a great transformation Lou.  Always really satisfying when you do something like that   

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:46

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

finished outdoors for the day. Realised at 4.30 we'd been at it since breakfast. ( no tittering at the back now ) and hadn't had any lunch. 


no tittering here Hosta...

oh well...maybe just a little  

Baked potato and some leftover 'mince' of some kind that was in the freezer. I'll find out exactly what when I eat it! 

North-east facing front garden ideas

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:40

Take your time Peter -  make sure you really like the plants you want to put in. It's much more important in  a small space. Plants need to earn their keep  

cutting problems

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:37

Good point nut. Roses aren't my thing, but I think I've heard that before - much more successful in the ground.  

cutting problems

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:33

Like most cuttings, they're best in a good gritty medium so just make sure they're not waterlogged. That's often the most common problem with cuttings  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:30

Plenty of bits and pieces done - mainly tidying behind the shed. Cleared stuff from the pond, more bone meal-ing and mulching in a few areas.  Repainted the outside of the screen - it's had a battering from the rain, planted out a few small things...

and watched the robins  

cutting problems

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:25

Have you been over watering them John? What do you have them growing in, ie the soil/compost type? 

I think rose cuttings are usually left outdoors too - someone else more knowledgeable will advise on that though  

Basement Patio

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:21

Hi Clara - how big an area have you got? Do you want bright colours or do you want something you can look at all year round - evergreens?

Also - do you have a decent window ledge which would take window boxes? 

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