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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 07:53

I think it's about creating the right spot too. I could do it as I have raised beds to help with drainage, but they'd still have to be in a sheltered area against a wall, and even then, it would be risky to leave them. The ground simply doesn't warm up early enough here, which is why our season is later. Plants  spend longer in cold, wet soil than in warmer, drier soil. It's a no brainer.

It comes down to how much time and inclination you have, and how big a desire to have a certain plant. Why leave it to chance if it's something you really want - give it the best conditions  you can    

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 07:44

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there 

Dank and wet here too Hosta. Keep that ding a ling under wraps at the checkout... 

Magpies - love em or hate em, difficult to know which. A bit of both for me. They all have to survive I suppose, even though it's not always the way we want  

Lovley pic Obe. Like the colour, although I'm less keen on the double or frillier clems. That's good that the tonic is working. A tonic indeed   

I intended heading to the far east - not that one - but I've done all those hills and it's a long way. Only place with a decent forecast.  What's a girl to do.... 

Don't even know  if it's to be any good here either.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:27

Certainly can't leave them in the ground up here - for the same reason. Cold wet soil   

I don't have the time for plants like that now, although I grew them years ago. Nowhere suitable to overwinter either, although I may have some in future now that the cold frame's on the go. Useful for the new hotter border. 

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:55

Splendid Hosta. I'm happy to make calls in between doing the Christmas dinner and opening my prezzies  

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:46

Freeloading chancer...and that's the polite version.

Perhaps the rhino will escape ....he probably hates it too  

I've just noticed Nick's available '24/7  365'. Let's all phone him on Christmas Day. I'm sure he'd enjoy that ...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:38

Bye Liri - and curlew...hope you've dried out 

That lovely Ireland prog is on Beeb 2 just now for anyone who wants to catch it. Really great 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:36

To be honest GD - I don't think there's anything wrong with the leaves in your 2nd pic. Montana's foliage does look a bit different from other clematis. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:12
Hostafan1 says:

Fairy, Just after I switched off the laptop this morning, a pair of blackbirds were, erm, getting friendly on The Rock. Fingers crossed for babies.

See original post

One in one out or something - so  they say Hosta.  

Hope yours have some little 'uns to make up for my little chap. On the plus side - the robin is looking 'dishevelled' so I hope that means him and his missus are busy 

I also got some seeds sown and tidied some battered crocus flowers. They suffered a bit on the wild weather yesterday. 

Lovely pix chicky - glad you had a good day. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 16:45

It was a great spring last year Joyce - very dry. I know it was hot in Braemar exactly this time, as I was up at Glen Callater and met a girl from there. It had been 18 degrees a couple of days before - a far cry from the dreadful flooding just a month or two before. Like a summer day on the hill but the loch was still frozen down in the glen. Beautiful, but the poor old hares were caught out again lower down as the snow had all gone on the south facing slopes. I can't believe it's a year since then either. 

It looked a bit more settled, so I went out to do a few things and wished I hadn't. Found a dead blackbird behind the shed. Think it's the one who'd just found a mate as he had some white feathers at the base of his tail. I've buried him and fixed a baskety thing over the top in case anything tries to dig him up. 

Feel very glum 

How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 15:13

I hope you mean greys!

not much meat on them though....

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