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Another ID from a novice gardener...

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 12:17

I agree.  2nd is teasel and needs to go if you don't want to seed around everywhere.

Help Please!

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 11:54

What is it and is there a reason for growing it in a pot instead of in the ground?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 11:48

Russian vine IMHO is a menace and looks ghastly for about 50 weeks of the year.   Nurseries that sell online use special packaging to send stuff so check with the more reputable ones about posting to Ireland?

Have you thought of buying seeds and growing your own?  

Punkdoc - sounds like you need to dig up some grass and make more beds so you have less to mow - or maybe get a robot?

Good morning all.


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 10:55

Good morning everyone.   I hope the problems have been sorted as I see no-one else has been able to get here either.

Bright and sunny but not too hot yet so I'm back on furniture parade.  OH has disappeared to play golf somewhere north of here - seniors inter club competition - so we'll meet at dance class later on.   Dogs have been walked.  Bonzo and Cosmos have been groomed.  All is well.

I hope all is well with you too.

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Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:20

I reckon that motto is a lot more meaningful than most of the biblical ones Pansy.  I think the well dressings are more personal and more attractive.

The Brussels Flower Carpet is done every 2 years and organised by a committee of floral designers and so on.  The next one will be 2018, in August if anyone's interested.

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ID please

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 21:32

Can't see it very clearly LP.   Any chance of a closer pic?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 21:31

How exciting Busy.  Is this Angoulême or Poitiers?  I've only been  to Le Terminus in Angoulême and it was delish.  Blow by blow account please.   Possum went to her first Michelin starred restaurant aged 6 weeks and the maitre d took her for a tour of the kitchen while I ate my main course in peace.  Every time a course arrived Possum wanted fussing!

I have got all the furniture scrubbed and 2 bits fed.  The others needed anither go with produit.  I even fed the handles of my fork and spade while I was on after giving them a good scrub with wire wool.  They won't know what's hit them!  OH has "hung" my retractable hose reel and the insect house and cut the grass while I was messing with furniture and giving the second wisteria a good haircut.  

We did walkies together before dinner and I was thrilled to see my first daylight fox, a hare and several colonies of wild orchids and some harebells in the hedgerows amongst the toad flax, white campion and dog roses, deep pink clover and the occasional late flowering asphodels.

Good day.  i hope yours was too.


Posted: 31/05/2017 at 21:11

I'd love to see a proper well dressing.   I  remember going to a much hyped "dressing" of the Grand Place in Brussels.  It's all done with petals too but, as I discovered to my dismay, it is all begonia petals and they dye them to get the colours they want - well I've never seen a turquoise begonia!  My pics are pre-digital so here's a more recent one

The square is lovely any day of the week.  Not so much the flower carpet.

Wall mounted hose reel?

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 19:36

I have a 40m Hozelock reel, wall mounted.    It works fine and doesn't drip as long as you remember to turn off the outside tap to which it is connected as the pressure build up will be too much when not in use.

It has a support bracket which is screwed to the wall and then it slots onto that.   You'd have to ask Hozelock or the shop how easy it would be to make it thief proof but I've never bothered as it isn't in view.

Hydrangea Vanilla Fraise

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 14:42

None of my hydrangeas has ever been eaten by slugs and I have never been short of slugs.

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