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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 16:38

Best wishes Chicky   

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 15:30

Cloudy but warm morning but sunny now....really very pleasant.   No wind here either 

Cut a hedge and other stuff for a friend this morning and now trimming large eunymous, pittosporum Irene Patterson and pruning here.  Grow these and other evergreens as cones or mounds.  Very satisfying shaping them 


Where to keep citrus trees (lime) at this time of year?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 15:26

Garage for me.  I had a lemon there all winter now taken outside......bit milder down here so should be fine.


Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:19

Hey!  Respect please for your betters Fairy.  Shocked you think I need a tidy up   A feed?  Of course 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:16

Resist the temptation Punkdoc.  Be strong.  You know you don't need to buy anything 

my last trip to gc over the weekend tempted me big time.  I wanted everything even the stuff I already have!!! 

Even closer though is a big nursery that will be open again at the weekend.......full of plants of all sorts and much cheaper.  Spoke to the owner yesterday and she will show me her new stuff.   Isn't spring exciting? 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:31

Morning folks

cloudy but feeling warm.  

Growth is speeding up everywhere now from grass to cuttings to shrubs and perennials

the only niggle is that "they" forecast a heatwave over easter...hmmmm!  They forecast a bitterly cold winter too.    "they" don't know any more than we do so, for what it's worth, I think we are in for a good summer  

Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:29

Ok but try to make a single curve there and as wide as poss on the narrow bit 

5ft Chimney Pot

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:25

I have a couple of 4' chimney pots

currently a variegated pelargonium ...still in flower.....occupies one.  The other is had aeonium zwarskopf (what's the betting I have got that spelling wrong!)  in it but intend to plant convolvulous maritima in it soon to tumble down

grasses like tennuissima, elymus magellanicus or carex like Comans Bronze, phormiums or my aforementined aeonium would look good.  

I thnk these pots look best out of the garden proper, viz., on hard standing or paths if they look good in their own right.  Never look right amongst other plants 

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:03

I have but another couple of weeks' delay is prob better 

leggy seedlings

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 21:02

Here an early sowing is fine but, I agree, sowing a little later is sensible.  

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