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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.


The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:00

I like to float hellebore flowers in a shallow dish.


The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:58

I sowed Ammi a week ago in plug trays in the greenhouse, and scattered some in the wildflower bit. Last year I grew 10 wk stocks, but they weren't big enough. I have seeds of the biennial sort in the hope of flowers next spring, but I haven't sown them yet. The greenhouse is already full.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:36

I like to have cut flowers in the house , and as much as possible I like to cut my own.

My year starts with a little bunch of snowdrops, followed by daffodils and snowflakes, peonies and large alliums,  sweet peas in the summer, and then gladioli and dahlias. I am adding in Ammi majus, perennial gypsophila, zinnia whirligig, and delphiniums grown in the veg patch.

What are you growing for cutting?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:14

First fledgling today.  A blackbird, still with yellow gape, being fed by his dad.

Mr Mallard was here at 6 am, but no lady friend. maybe she is sitting on eggs.

The squirrel has left the camellia alone this year, taking a fancy to magnolia buds instead.

Has anyone found Marion yet?

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:22

Seed off of mine last year, has germinated in a week. No extra heat required other than being in the greenhouse.

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:36

Most bedding plants respond to pinching. I see dwarf french marigolds for sale at the moment, with one central flower, and I just want to cut them all off.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it?  
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

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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Lotus corniculatus

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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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