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Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:00

I found that the best germination is when they are sown green. as soon as they come out of the pods, sow them into trays. Dried out seed does not germinate very well. This may mean that to get decent seed, you need to buy a plant first or find a friend with some .

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:57

I did have a pair of goldfinches taking seed out of the real dandelion heads yesterday, but these are what cheer me up every day.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:54

 I am planning a walk amongst the bluebells at Felley priory. I had a whacky idea. The kitchen is almost finished, it has to be tiled and painted. The splashback behind the hob is a sparkly dark blue. The run opposite has a space between the work surface and the wall cupboards. What to do? hubby has found a firm that can print any photo onto glass to make a panorama.  A bluebell wood panorama....

Punkdoc.. I thought a swap meet at the end of May.Most plants in pots would be ready to go straight out by then.


What a difference the sun makes

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:47

I actually have a line of washing out, as opposed to just putting it in the dryer.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:21

Phew,I was getting worried, especially as she lives alone.

We sent a delivery out last week and the delivery driver could not  get an answer despite banging loudly. She said she was sleeping on the sofa. my first words were... was she breathing.? yes, snoring quite loudly... always a good sign.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:03

Wilkos have got green wire plant supports in. They sold out early last year, so I have stocked up and will attempt to support plants before they need it. I have just squashed four Lily beetles making merry on my lilium henryii. The l henryi  are a foot high and well in front of the regale in pots, and the tree lilies.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:41

I'm quite getting into art in the garden. I like the fishes on sticks, swimming above a ribbon of blue plants?

I love the way my dandelions catch the sun at the moment.

I really liked the  Dale Chihuli glass when he did the exhibition at Kew, but prices were way out of my league. However some of his blown flowers were very like old carnival pressed glass bowls that can be picked up for a few quid each on eBay. If I can work out a way of drilling glass and then fixing it to a metal frame, I might be in with a chance.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:33

Clarington, if you don't have time to grow the plants, will you have time to plant a few?. I always have excess due to a pathological inability to throw away healthy seedlings. I think we need an East Midlands/ south yorkshire, meet and plant swap/ giveaway. It could be combined with cake and coffee somewhere.

what do you think, clarington,  Kef,  Mrs garden, punkdoc?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:28

Wonky, I had one of those for overflow from the main greenhouse, when hubby bought next door, and I knew I had a large area to fill from scratch. Make sure the guy ropes are well anchored. The cover only lasted two seasons and then disintegrated, but I reused to bits from the frame to make shelves inside the baby grow tunnel I bought instead.

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:06

I pulled out the remains of a plant the other day, to find the main root enclosed in a tea bag type thing. It should have survived the very mild winter we have had. Still, it leaves a space for something new.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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