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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:19

My mum made the same observation as OH did in the cafe at Ashwood.

" This place is full of people, mainly women, of a certain age"

. Whilst a few people garden all their lives, a lot don't develop an interest until they get their own house and garden, or until they retire.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:06

Theres a lot of nutters out there, Panda.  Not including us of course.

I was talking to my mum, about picking panda up at the train station, and trusting complete strangers.  Thats why we are meeting in a public place. CCTV and all that. While we take a lot of statements at face value,we could be talking to a psychopath with gardening tendencies and a big shovel. We could be talking to someone living in a fantasy world(not counting verduns cabin and the cake).

But sometimes you just have to trust your gut instinct.

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:55

Its very small, Diane. If you lift the turf and put gravel over a membrane to keep the weeds down. A large artfully placed stone? You can draw rings in the gravel with a rake. maybe an acer dissectum in a pot?

You won't have the space for all the elements of a japanese style garden, but maybe you could try one or two to give a feel?

http://www.decoist.com/2013-03-01/28-japanese-garden-design-ideas-to-style-up-your-backyard/

 

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:49

I'm with Mike and verdun. I use rooting powder or rooting gel when necessary. 

Vitamin C powder is more expensive and harder to get, since most chemists keep it under the counter because drug addicts use  Vit C powder or citric acid to mix with the heroin. It then ruins the veins.

I saw the same programme,Mike. A lot of people on this forum commented that a flat tined fork is not a pitchfork.  There were quite a few errors in that series, including moving Ashbourne to Yorkshire.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:39

Happy Birthday , Gardengirl.

Well done, Clarington with all the kitchen spam.

Its cold here, frost outside. I've just fed the blackbirds, who were stamping up and down. I thought it was cold, OH turned the heating off when he went to work at silly o clock.   I've turned it back up again. Brrrrr. Time for coffee and a hot bath.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:31

Yes, I agree on the iris. There were some at Ashwood, but I bought a small pot of a dark blue one instead.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:06

I tried doing 4 x 10 hour days and  3 off, but I was so cream crackered, it took me three days to recover from the previous four.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:14

Love the stripey wellies, Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:24

Ooh yum, that will just fill a hole....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:55

I dont know. I bought it donkeys years ago,because it was dusky  pink and different to the white ones that seemed to be the only ones available then. There are about 12 of its seedlings in the same bed. The one I am digging up was a 1 yr seedling I moved two years ago, so even if I knew the name of the original, I can't call it that. I intend taking seeds off my new Ashbrook  garden hybrids, but the seedlings can't be called that because they could have cross pollinated with anything else in the vicinity.

That said, all of the dusky pink offspring are pretty similar to the parent.

Now if you want pink........

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37277.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37278.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 In John Masseys garden yesterday. i didn't take a pic of the hellebore house, I was a bit overwhelmed, like a kid in a sweetshop full of pick and mix.

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