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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.

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:09

Grow from seed as bedding plants. pinch out the tops to make them branch at about 3 inches high. Plant individual plants about six inches apart.

I used to grow and plant them for a neighbour, about 45 years ago. I raised them and planted them, and got a penny each for them. (a shilling a dozen ). You get a lot more in and six inches apart, but you get a better effect.

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