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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 21:08

I forgot about G's W  too,GWRS. It's repeated on a Sunday morning so you can always set to record if you have that option. I'll catch it when I get home on Sunday. Enjoy your trip too  

Hope you have  safe trip BL - it's been a bit of a 'trauchle' as we say here  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:12

Lovely little tulips jeninkent. I've planted a lot of the species ones again as I had them in a previous garden. Loooking forward to them coming through 

Starting to look more like spring now Chris  

Took some pix today after the rain finally went off. The raindrops always add a little something to a subject 

on tulips

on emerging drumstick primulas

on hellebores

on euphorbias

and on freshly sprouting ligularias

they're on the crocus too - but don't show up so well....

Will Allium regrow

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:24


Little worms in water butt!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:20
1Runnybeak1 says:

As already said several times, keep your butt covered.  

See original post

 I always try to - especially in public....

I have Cream Beauty - is that the ones you mean?

Will Allium regrow

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:50

Not sure a child's plastic spade would stand up to any proper digging - not to mention the funny looks from the neighbours.... 

These things happen. Another alternative is one of those hanging baskets placed over areas of bulbs. The plants grow through them and also provide a bit of support. Bit dearer than a support of chicken wire and canes though.

It's the issue with rot, as nut says. Might be ok. Fingers crossed Perki. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:45

Oh I don't know Dove - he'd make a small, fairy sized sandwich....   

My Dad never threw anything away either Hosta. War time 'make do and mend' mentality I think. They had so little, and recycling and saving things was the norm. We've become such a throwaway society now, which is dreadful, so it always makes me smile when I think of some of Dad's little gizmos and gadgets that he made out of nothing. I find  myself doing the same sort of thing, and I'm not sure whether to worry about it, or embrace it wholeheartedly!  

Clematis montana

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:24

Is the trellis on a wall or fence? If so, train the stems up and down along it (on wires ) as they grow, to give you more flower power. 

Montanas cover a big area, so if you only have it on a single trellis, and you're trying to keep it contained in a smallish space, it will be tricky to keep it looking good. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:19

Love that chicky - perhaps we should start a thread with our thoughts on what  they did use them for...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:09


Glad you clarified re the t-shirt BL  

That's a good job done by your man. Smashing temps you had - that would be perfect for me in summer. Hosta will be horrified....

Rain's gone off here and I took a few pix earlier. Spotted a little mouse at the food under the bench. First time I've seen one this winter. As long as he stays out there with his relatives, that's fine. If he ventures in the back door, he's toast....

Damp, soggy low corner of lawn

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 18:04

Is that corner lower lying than the rest, Gareth, and you want to raise it to the same level, or have I misunderstood?

If that's the case, you'll still need to aerate like the rest of the plot, and then you could add topsoil to level up the area, followed by a bit of reseeding. If it's shady, use a specific mix for that, as already suggested. It does help quite a bit. 

It does look like it's been cut recently - very short, but that may just be the pic. Unfortunately, as has been said, new builds are notorious for the poor ground where lawns are laid. Avoid scalping the grass when you mow - cut more often and leave it slightly longer. The general rule is take no more than a third of the length off. That helps the grass thrive too  

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