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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 23:22

Thanks RB.  I thought I'd gone far enough back (saw a couple of photos from Chicky) but obviously not...  I'll have another look in the morning...  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 22:32

Can't find a specific thread for Chelsea photos... anyone know where Chicky & Obelixx are posting theirs, please?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 22:06

Good evening all! 

Back from the Big Smoke.  Wow!  I was brought up in Hertfordshire and used to know how London fitted together, so to speak, but it doesn't look the same 40 years since my last visit...  But Chelsea was fab; freezing cold (I saw an American visitor buying gardening gloves to wear going round the show) but so worth visiting.  I've come back with loads of ideas and inspirations.    Photos too - I'll post some when I find the appropriate thread.  Like Chicky I was impressed by the planting in the LG garden (but not the design particularly).  I liked Andy Sturgeon's better than I'd expected; the colour palette was very subdued - greens and rusty orange, principally - but I found that restful, and I felt the design worked, though it was a bit spiky for my taste.  I'd find it hard to pick a favourite.  Many had bits I liked and others I didn't so much.  

Managed to fit in a visit to the British Museum on Tuesday...

...and the National Gallery this morning...

(ceiling and floor respectively)

Off to look for the Chelsea photo thread!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:23

Marion, it's great to catch up now I'm back from my Chelsea trip (full of inspiration and ideas!).  So glad your open day went well.

Not many of the show gardens were notable for their scent, but Chris Beardshaw's contained lovely swathes of Sweet Rocket - delightful perfume.  In the Great Pavilion there was, of course, plenty of scent - maybe too much at times!

Your Secret Garden plants look excellent.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 09:19

Good morning all!

Sunny here at the moment after overnight (and yesterday afternoon) rain.  Everything looks beautifully fresh.  

Ooh, Pat - hope your friend gets on ok and you manage to cope with the dog...

Panda.  Condolences to your family and his - such a shock.

Have a great time with Stepwomble, WW!

Well, I did consider wearing a fork in my buttonhole so you could try to spot me on TV, but decided it might be confiscated as an offensive weapon.    Off to catch my train...  


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 09:09

Many happy returns, Punkdoc!  Hope you have a lovely day.  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 23:01

Right.  Packed and ready for tomorrow's train to London...  

Hope you have a lovely day, Chicky.  I think your forecast is better than Wednesday's - but I don't really care; I'll have my binbag to sit on (thanks, Obelixx!) and a waterproof & umbrella just in case.  

Another plant id

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 22:17

Poppy seeds can live a very long time in soil, until the conditions are right for them to germinate.  (They need freshly disturbed soil to start growing - hence the wild poppies growing around the trenches after WW1.)  You say you'd cleared the bed, and that was just what your poppy seed had been waiting for...  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 10:19

Hello everyone!

Condolences, Bushman - always a shock to lose a contemporary.  As Hosta says, those memories will live on.  

This is the first year I'll be watching more than a couple of Chelsea programmes.  I'm trying to catch them all, until I get there myself (on Wednesday - did I happen to mention it??    ) so hopefully I'll have an idea of the bits I really REALLY want to see before I get caught up in the crowds.  Being 4'11" tall has its disadvantages... though sometimes people feel sorry for me & let me through.  

Time to cut the grass, I think.

Camera Talk

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 09:48

David, your oil seed rape photo practically makes me sneeze...  

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