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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 07:22

Morning - a lovely sunny day - sadly marred by the dreadful news from Manchester. Hope nobody on here has been directly affected.

Hope Chicky (and anyone else going this week) has a wonderful time at Chelsea.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 07:09


A lovely sunny day - somewhat marred by waking up to the news from Manchester. Hope nobody on here has been affected.

Plant id please

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 09:19

Might be a hellebore - a little hard to tell without some  more info or pics regarding size / stem etc 

Last edited: 22 May 2017 09:21:26

Hosta identification

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 09:14

If you get stuck with ID'ing the others (sorry I can't help) - Mickfield Hostas have a list of zillions with pictures of the leaves and some info about growth habit etc etc.

Real hosta porn....

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:38

Quick pop in to say Good Morning before I disappear off to the office. Lovely and sunny out there - think I'll plant up a couple of pots later this afternoon.

Will watch Chelsea today and tomorrow but by about Friday I'll be Chelsea'd out. Would love to go one year but find it hard to justify the ticket price and I'd hate the crowds. Being short is a real issue at events like that.

Best get a wriggle on. SYL.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:31

I'm definitely a cat. Sat in the corner, quietly watching, waiting, then jumping in demanding attention before slinking off back to my corner for more watching, waiting.....

Morning Rezzers - lovely sunny one here

Off to the office shortly 

But only for a couple of hours and we'll have a good natter and catch up so I enjoy it really

Barely started and I'm already overwhelmed!

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 18:21

Such good comments above - be kind to yourself and give yourself time - the garden will still be there next year.

There is no harm at all in just putting down a lawn for now - you can dig paths, patios and borders out of it later - it's what most of us have done. 

I echo the advice to spend time thinking about how and when you want to use the garden - and to try and think where any permanent structures need to be.

Do you need somewhere to store gardening equipment, garden chairs, bikes etc? (you'll need a lawnmower at the very least ) - in which case you'll need a shed - preferably on a concrete base. That will be a permanent structure - have a think about the best place for it.

Do you want to sit or eat in the garden? - look at where the sun is at different times of the day. If you like sitting in the sun you'll want to make a sitting area where the sun is at the times you'll use the garden. You might want several sitting areas - perhaps one for breakfast - another for an evening drink - another to sit in the shade. 

Do you actually want to garden as such? - if so, you'll want borders and beds. If not, but you want something that looks cared for (but with less work), we'll need to consider some low maintenance options for you.

The planting is a little way down the line. When it comes to it there are many helpful folks on here to help you select the best plants for your needs. 

For now - enjoy your cuppa

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:53

Bearing in mind you no longer have a job to lose Clari... If nothing arrives on Monday I'd fire off a formal letter requesting immediate payment. If nothing arrives by the end of the week another letter requesting payment by a fixed date - or you'll pursue the matter through the small claims court.

I sound as though I know what I'm talking about - I don't - but you get the general idea. Do a bit of research to find out how you can pursue them legally for the money and then threaten them with it. Your old boss wants a good kick up the a*se.

Unknwon Tree

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 14:43

Looks like an ash seedling to me too. 

Best to get it out now - which may be more difficult than it sounds if the root is going under the fence... Will be almost impossible if it gets much bigger.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:02

I'll bring my Lafumas to the meeting. Sooooo comfy we might drift off to sleep.

Should I bring gin?

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