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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:12

The floods are awful. I read that the water is now rife with sewage bacteria. Cue outbreak of nasty diseases. Its time to send the army in and sort it out. We always send aid to foreign countries, at the moment the fat cats in Westminster need to understand that the aid is desperately needed at home.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:15

Ooh, what is it Verdun. Does it have a donut or pasty holder?

ants

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:43

Keep it wet. In dry weather turn it out, throw it back in, and wet it as you go.

 Ants like dry undisturbed soil.

Help identifying a plant

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:08

Easily solved. just cut them off. Dead head the flowers when they fade and you won't get the seed pods.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:01

I have grown P. vialli, and I never seem to be able to keep them for long. 2 years ago I raised a couple of dozen from seed, and planted them in 3 inch pots and overwintered in polytunnel. Planted out Spring 2013 in various positions. They did best in dappled shade.In full sun they flowered well, but when we had the hot weather, they wilted a lot. They haven't emerged yet this year. I hope I haven't lost them all.

 

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:57

for details see here.

https://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49

I know a lot are going to Anglesey abbey this weekend for the snowdrops, but if you are interested in hellebores, this promises to be good. I went last year, expecting a garden past its best as it was Autumn, and was amazed. i hope this early Spring opening is as good.  Entrance is £5 all for charity, and there is good cakes and food in the cafe.

HODSOCK PRIORY

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:52

Hi everyone.

If you live in the area of East Midlands or South Yorkshire, or even further afield and willing to travel, I intend going on a visit to Hodsock  Priory at Blyth  off the A1,  provisionally on Wednesday 12th February 2014. This date is at the moment flexible, if you want to meet up but can't do that day, let me know when you can't do.

Dates out at the moment are, 5th,11th, 14th,  19th,

http://www.hodsockpriory.com/snowdrops-0

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:41

I'll start a new thread for the Hodsock priory visit. Anyone welcome. bring kids, grandma, hubbies etc.

Canny Gardener

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 15:05

If you have a look at this thread

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/the-canny-gardener/81836.html

its no wonder. poor service and poor plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:45

You havn't upset me, punkdoc. Just what the rest of us were thinking.

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