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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:57

Samehere FG, dead headed days (tulips only just out), clem stems, cuppa, and a few other bits n bobs, plus 3 loads of post ski holiday washes (still need to bring some in). Started a patch for son, got great ideas from another thread.Replaced Bowles mauve. Now Ive burnt the meatballs typing on here! 

Hope you are all well and gardens flourishing. 

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:47


Bowles mauve resurrection?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:39

Had a trip to Aldi for a replacement - came home with an Aquileia Yellow - well that's what the label said! It is in fact just what I wanted - a Bowles mauve!!! All the plants were labelled incorrectly, ooops! 

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:28

As a non veg grower, I'm not sure the instructions make sense! 

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:26

Grrr, just lost my post! 

Thank you both, he will love the glitter idea, the caterpillars, herbs (he likes recipes), we have lambs ears to share, and will also like funny shapes and names. 

He now has these from AldI... ok photo will be separate (think that's why I lost the post earlier).

Last edited: 23 April 2017 17:30:04

Bowles mauve resurrection?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:52

Thanks Will, I think that's my best option! 

Bowles mauve resurrection?

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:21

This was my gorgeous Bowles mauve on 1st April.

Got back from a week away and this is it now.

Is there anything I can do to save it, apart from lots of watering? It's flowered nearly everyday for 18 months! 

Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:17

This is the patch of garden I'm going to let my son loose on...

It has afternoon sun only. The soil is ok with a clay base. Very dry from the fork to the fence. The buddleia and laural will give a lot of shade also. This is the first digging it's had in a few years, has been covered in stones many of which are still there, we will rake out as many as possible. 

Son has not much enthusiasm and wants quick results. He has autism and leaning difficulties, today gardening has an appeal, tomorrow maybe not. H enjoyed digging for a few minutes then enjoyed finding worms (surprisingly few in this patch). He has requested he wants to grow carrots, mash potatoes (he'd prefer to grow the sausage to go with them if truth be known!), and sunflowers. I've some strawberries I could move to here as well, but have never really grown anything edible! Would potatoes in bags be ok? Any variety of carrots better for the lack of sun? How about piling a rockery on the dry bit or making a raised bed against the fence (Ive some unused York stone I need to find a place for!). 

If it was me, I'd just fill it with flowers but Ii want to support his choice as much as is possible.

So over to you good people for any suggestions and advice. Thank you. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 20:57

 What a day  Gorgeous weather. Nice long lie in. Did a good job at MILs front garden while she's I'll. Then rest of the day in my own. If I see another grass root I'll ... I'll .....oh just pull it out I suppose! Loads done. Exhausted but happy. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 23:33

Can't sleep for garden planning! Front garden might get ripped out and started again. New patch under the laurel and buddleia might get host as and ferns. Feather bed needs a revamp, no I think I did that last year! And how do you tidy up the leaves around a red hot poker, or do you leave them? Heads spinning. Night all.  

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