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Posted: 06/08/2013 at 09:12

well, good morning all you happy forumers!

I must beg to differ about autumn though Stacey & FG.

At this time of year Im usually so disappointed with my garden's lack of colour and flowers. Had a look round last night and there's so much busting it's guts to SPRING into flower, full of anticipation. there's the good old montbetia, chives reappearing, salvia hot lips still producing a small display, hydrangea getting ready,fushias looking lovely (should get more), even echinacea! Quite a lot are also still flowering, a fave is my new phygelius which just keeps going which means it needs moving to a prime spot for next year.

I say 'even' echinacea as I have tried this so many times before, from seed, stolen from a friend, stolen from my sister, from GC, but they have never made it before. Now I have a flower - not as pretty as I though it would be granted, but it's there!

Like KEF ill catch up on threads later. wish you all well today. enjoy the warmth which seems to have returned.

(gotta say its so much easier to write loads when on laptop, im usually on phone).


globe artichoke

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 19:35

Spozzy? We dunt av spozzy ere, woz tha on abaht?

globe artichoke

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:54

thanks all of you.

i will keep it in it's pot until spring so i can move it about, sunny spot until summers finished then near house wall in autumn and finally in garage (plenty of light) when it gets frosty and snowy.

i think ive got it right?

Fidget - i have a whole £1 to loose, dosh is ard t'cum by up 'ere int north tha knows!

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:58

Frustrating but we are finding ways to work around it and smilng through. look for ythe positives in life.If the weather was better I could say there was more time to garden as less posting getting done.


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:40

Hi Stacey, I'm loving reading your posts, such infectious enthusiasm.




Posted: 05/08/2013 at 08:07

FG as you know I love foxgloves so thankyou for your fairy dust. Unfortunately I did get rather cross and gave all but one away. I'm not sure ill go for your advice re magic penstemons though.

Have a good day all.


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 07:05

Morning all, back to work for me today after 2 weeks with family, mainly at home.

GG hope the rest of your penstemons are ok, I had mail order ones last year and they miraculously turned into fo x gloves this year! Not sure if it was FG and her fairy spells or Verdun the secret gardener, neither have admitted it!

Rain rain rain all day today, hope some of you manage to get into the garden between splashes.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 21:39

glad to see theres some wine flowing tonight, much better than cake, well ok at least equal to.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 21:04

Hi all, seems to be working ok now.

verd -I bent a recent purchase of primula and its still holding its own. Sure yours will come to no further harm.

GG glad SIL doing well.

GG what plants did you buy, any photos of your new planting?

FG wish I could remember cluedo then would try to make appropriately amusing comment but sure someone will help out there.

Made a list for cuttings tomorrow, first need compost and rooting powder. I've never done this properly before!

monarda looks like it might bother to do something soon, its been thinking about it for weeks.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:41

Verdun, I didn't know they have tubers, thought id be ok taking cuttings. oh help, cutting off ( no pun intended) more than I can chew I think - that's one reason I avoided dahlias! I've researched and formulated a cutting list for tomorrow, my usual plan is my garden lives or dies by my rules but this year I think I need to step up or  they'll get their revenge!

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