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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:27

Dead heading the white ones, in particular, is a good idea - they look rough when the flowers turn! 

I do the same as LF and Dove re pruning, but you can hack to the ankles and they come back. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:24

Mornig all/afties Pat - love your skink pix on the other thread 

Happy birthday Hosta hubby ...  did you get a nice sleep last night?

Oooh - a croissant or three would be lovely Dove  

My blackies have wrecked all the logs round by the shed with their digging Dove - they love rootling around don't they! They've been chucking all the bark about that's under the  hedge too. I'll get to that today if I don't walk - forecast's full of fog so it's made me  a bit  

Yvie - surveyors do give a false sense of security. They only look at roofs or 'out of the way ' bits from a distance. Hopeless really. It can pay to have a more in depth survey done but it does make everything more expensive. I think things have improved up here a fair bit since the Home Report came in, but it's still not a perfect system. I can personally vouch for that 


What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:17

cloudy and mild here - much like yesterday I think 

Grazing rye

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:16

Your strawbs will be perfectly happy in pots of any kind for quite a while, if you want to wait re the rye, Aster 

I grow mine in pots most of the time anyway. They can also just be heeled into a spare patch of ground temporarily too. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:03

I've just remembered - if you're looking in Topbird - I said I'd remind you if there are any programmes with good scenery etc.  Griff Rhys Jones' programme 'Mountain' is on BBC 2 currently.  I recorded it on Friday afternoon but missed the previous episodes so downloaded them. The first and third episodes are Scottish ones, and the others are Lake District , Pennines and Snowdonia  

Growing sage

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:43

Mine was always in pots and in a gritty medium, but it still didn't survive Dave! I think one lot lasted one winter but that was the exception.

I've given up on it, although I like it in the garden  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:32

I'd agree BL - are you sure you haven't got something else Victoria?

Can't believe you have blackthorn about to flower - just shows the difference in climate in our country. Not even a bud to be seen here  

I tidied the narrow border along my back fence, planted a little euonymous there after removing a carex, fed and top dressed it all and did the same to the two apple tree 'boxes'. Tidied all the area at the side of the shed too, and the bed where Clematis Constance is. A good day 

Please help me think outside the box!

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:24

I've just bought some Harebell seeds. They'll go in the shady bits and hopefully be happy.

If not - I'll see plenty of them on the hills in summer  



Growing sage

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:13

Mine never got that far Patricia - they gave up the ghost! 

They do like drier conditions, so perhaps they've been wet/cold and just didn't get as far as flowering. Worth trying them undercover and seeing if it helps though 

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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 17:53

I got a lot done too Liri - mainly top dressing borders,  moving a few little things, and same as you - removing messy stuff.  Dennis and Mrs Dennis were having a lovely time, skitting in and out and drinking from the pond.  Very pleasant - I can almost believe we might get spring at the right time!  

Washing almost dry too.  

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