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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 14:54

Stormy bits on their way with the wind getting excited now.   The leccy supply people have just finished replacing the 3 phase cable between us and the village with something twice as thick so I hope it will withstand storms better than the last one which would cut out at the first flash of lightning or strong wind whipping branches about so much they'd short the cable.

Hope you're not offline too long Busy.

Wonky - not nice.  Hope the bug works its way through quickly.  I agree about Mull FG.  It's a dirge!

LesleyK - those pygmies are just gorgeous.

Hybrid. Clematis, Acer.

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 14:37

I agree.  If it gets far enough it will investigate and invade any weak spots in your brick work, window frames, guttering and eaves and cause all sorts of bovver.   Lose the thug and nurture your clematis and acer.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:40

34C here and starting to get sticky.   Storm forecast has been brought forward to tomorrow afternoon.  I hope it does come and clears the air but mostly cos my garden is gasping for water.

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:37

I bought 3 new hamamelis today - all small and all in flower.

What have I divided and transplanted?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:39

Mine does but I have it in rich damp soil.   Excellent ground cover here and attractive foliage with frothy creamy white flowers.  


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:36

Forgot to mention, I have that clematis Monty showed - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=580 - and it survives our winters and our summers and is in fine fettle despite being munched by the neighbouring cows this year

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:18

She's lovely.   Our Pusscat (abandoned, starving and then adopted by us about 6 years ago and very cross about everything) has finally relaxed enough to come and ask for cuddles/food/company and even let a friend of Possum's cuddle her last night.   Better late than never.

I really don't think you should put up with those side effects another month Pat.  No chance of seeing her earlier?  or another doctor?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:35

His position was untenable so I'm pleased he went straightaway instead of hanging on.   I just hope he doesn't wriggle, duck and dive like Blair and deny the consequences of unseemly haste and lack of forward planning in Libya as TB still does in Iraq.

Hot hot hot here so doing very little and slowly.  OH has been going through cleaning trugs - shoes, car, garage, kitchen etc and chucking out old products.  He's filthy.

DD - it's hard but you learning to slow down and relax is a very good thing - and you'll need to build up reserves of energy and inspiration for those tea rooms.  Good luck with that.   Hope you get your pots back OK too.

Fan shaped Day Lilly Plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:11

I like them - lots of colours, cope with our winters, some are perfumed.   Wouldn't put them in a space they have to be restricted though as they can be thugs when happy.


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:09

Short memories?  They did announce at the beginning of the season that they were looking for new presenters to join the team and expand the coverage of gardens and gardening.  I think Adam is an inspired choice.

Monty's stroke was attributed to his gadding back and forth across time zones to make his 80 gardens series.   He withdrew from GW to take much needed rest and, fortunately, made a full recovery and returned to GW after the intervening fiasco format and on condition it was from his own garden.

This hour long formula is really good and has something for everyone.   Record it and FF if there are bits you don't like.   

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