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Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:30

Respect aym that you can make them flower next year from "tiny" plants 

had only one hellebore from Ashwoods among several over the years from them that looked below par.  A replacement was sent very quickly.  Mine all flowered, of course, in their first year.  

You have re awakened my desire.....damn you MAGGIE acquire  a double black.  Agreed aym that it wont be cheap but I don't smoke, drink only very moderately and dont gamble so I have a few pennies for it 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:18

Hope you emjoyed the party Runny 

I know how you enjoy your food 

discount today on a pair of trainers.  Shopkeeper looked aghast at first, realised I was serious and chopped off 10%.  "Already in the sale" she said.  "yes i know" I replied.  New shop to me.  Will go again. 

Sunny day...warm sun but chilly breeze in the open.  Got slug nematodes for veg patch.  Wait until impending storm passes before I use them.  I find them very effective . 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:35

MAGGIE, I was so close to getting one two years ago but they are variable unless you go to a reputable grower.  

My advice?  Ignore the 3 on offer and contact Ashwoods to reserve a plant for the autumn.  One excellent quality full size plant to flower next spring.  Quality every time for me. you wont regret it 

What to do ?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:31

A picture would be good Carol 

on one path here I have a planting of lavendar to separate veg patch and path.  Planted 40 cm apart they make a natural aromatic foliage plus high summer scent plus evergreen 

sometimes an edging is not necessary if planting is appropriate. 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:24

Appreciated Pansy   Fair post 


Actaea Showing yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:50


worry not .  Acteas are late in shooting but yours will soon enough.  Tough, resilient  plants and James Comptom is one of the best.  Always best to mark it in autumn with a couple of short canes.

give it plenty of water in summer....hates drying out 

Brown Conifers

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:00

Ha ha darren.  Reminds me of fhe dead parrot sketch 

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:59

...I watched Gardening Australia, Beechgrove and listened to GQT this week. And a couple of new progs on their way.  GW back next week anyway 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:54

Actually JInxy sounds lovely 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:53

Hollie hock..or whatever you call yourself now....what a surprise!  

(Quick response from someone who ignores me )

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