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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 17:29

I can guess what most people's typos are - but I didn't get that one Dove!! 

Nice day planting up and generally tending in the woodland border but rained off now so time for G&T in the bath I think... 



Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:14

Heligan is both a horticultural and an historical journey Verdun - some aspects (gardeners off to war never to return) are quite emotional. Well worth a visit.

Some nice planting too  


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:37

Same as Verdun  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:39
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Yes Flumpy - apparently the tech team says it helps with loading times etc

I appreciate the efforts of the tech team trying to give us a the best experience on this site but I wonder if I am the only one finding it a bit irritating having a new Forkers thread start every month?

My broadband is pretty rural (ie slowish) but I didn't find the original Forkers thread slow to load even though it had become gi-normous.

Perhaps it would be worth considering having a new thread every quarter instead? A seasonal spring, summer, autumn and winter one perhaps.... Just a thought.... 


If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:56

Good to hear Hosta  - especially stripy scarves 

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:33

Squash slugs - usually between 2 large stones.

Snails get my best overarm lob into the paddock behind the house. Find it hard to kill snails - partly because they're bigger and also because Brian the snail was my favourite character in The Magic Roundabout... 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:25

Morning all. Lovely, sunny and quite mild here so I think a day in the garden beckons.

Spent a pleasant afternoon yesterday potting up new purchases from the Secret Gardening Club. Today I think I shall be tending the woodland border, doing a bit of planting, making some hazel supports with this year's prunings and maybe doing some shredding.

Must make time for coffee and lunch... Best get a wriggle on 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 22:02
Steve - you'll be pleased to hear I had lovely red fruit on my Red Sentinels through till about the end of Feb. I have several differentcrab apples and it's always the last to lose it's fruit. Looks great on a sunny winter day against a clear blue sky

Clematis armandii

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 16:04

Lovely - loadsa buds! - and the green and white look good against the black 

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:45

I think we are all agreed you've done a good job Bulkerb and deserve better treatment than you've received.

I would, however, echo Mr J's sentiments and be aware that your employers or their friends may see this thread. It doesn't matter too much if they don't like what you've said (unless they owe you money!) but they may object to having pictures of their garden put on the internet and possibly compromising their security / privacy.

I think it's highly unlikely they will see it but you never know.

Good luck finding another position - good gardeners are in short supply - you should be able to find a job where you are appreciated without too many problems  

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