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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:53

It is absolutely beautiful this morning Forkers.  I took Spike early this morning down to the's warm, calm wind free and quiet.  Feels like a summer morning 

think it was mild last night too.......plants like hostas and veg have noticeably grown overnight.

hostafan, I have a new one this it tropicana Black?  It looks darker than other cannas but I think it's more dwarf 

Crocus bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:50

Hey primrose.  Grumpy?  Me?  Not at all.  Again? 

I have thousands seems like that......of crocus bulb foliage stems now and they look increasingly tatty.  I really think they are over rated so, slightly tongue in cheek,(as is my "style") I have declared my no vote for crocus in this election year.  But, no, I'm not grumpy in the least Primrose   expect a donut in the post now Primrose !

Crocus bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 22:01

Crocus for me are WEEDS.  Their foliage is a pain.  They flower for such a short time. And they spread too much.  Along with muscari they are the worst of bulbs 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:58

Wallflowers are perennials...short term...but usually grown as biennials.  However, they will and do flower the following year too.  I have a couple that were ideal where they were so have enjoyed them again.  However, I dont think they are as good.  First year plants grown as specimens in their own right flower profusely.  will try and take a photo or two tomorrow 

How to thicken up a privet hedge...

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:53

.....and cut it so that the top is less wide than the bottom. 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:16

The White dicentra just lights up the garden. I have one next to coppery red foliaged astilbe and contrast is, to my mind, quite startling 

thanks Dove 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:04

Hostafan, how many different varieties do you have?  I have several large cannas...some very large.......but prob only 4 varieties.  

just cut the lawns ........they look nice and lush but was hoping for some rain today or overnight but I think it will pass us by again. 

My damaged dicentra that I recovered to a pot is flowering so it's gone into the garden 

been involved in helping a friend's relative who has severe depression.  Won't open his door, threatens suicide and refuses to answer his mobile.  However, I managed to take his son with me and we got a measure of success.  Taking his medicines and talking.  He was like this 10 years ago, went without food and eventually needed hospital treatment.  However, he is a grown man and demands a lot of attention and time so have suggested his doctor visit him again and assess the situation.  Sad really.  Depression so deep is difficult to resolve 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:31

Ha ha 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:28

I'll wait for Edd to provide a picture for me 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:26

Undecided....a chihuahua crossed with a St. Bernard...".will it be big or small?   Dont want to make a mistake 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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