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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:13
Congratulations Panda - lovely news

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:02

Natbat - wear comfy shoes and be prepared to wait and wait and wait and wait if there is a particular garden you want to see properly. Also be prepared to be exhausted at the end of the day.

And don't forget to charge your phone and / or camera for taking snaps of 'good ideas' and plant labels. 


Cutting a hole in the patio to plant an apple tree

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:13

I think that wall looks a thousand times better just for being cleaned up and painted - should look great with a rose on it  You could try a clematis in there as well if you shade the roots with pebbles.

Just a thought about vine eyes and wires though...

What will you do when you next need to paint the wall?

I'm no great shakes at DIY but I think there is a way of mounting hinged trellis type sections so they can be folded away from the wall for maintenance. Just a thought.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 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 

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