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Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:16

Well Brum.....I forecast a brilliant summer on the forum last spring ....wasn't I cleva?  

Not sure about the forecast.  Very mild down here last winter......wet, wet wet though.  



Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:09


Well said Brum   .....(wonder what weird and wonderful thread he will come up with now   Ha ha ). I think that was exactly what the forum needed 

Busy morn but autumn has arrived.......time to start cutting back on those plants that have done their thing but now going over.  I like this clearing time.......outside my window here the hellebores will enjoy the space provided by this clearing up.  As another thread said, where has the summer gone?  The new cycle starts again 

Have nice day folks


Pot Tidying

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:32

Used to have thousands when I propagated and sold plants.  Still have loads and get the urge now and then to sort them.  

Good hygiene is important  with pots but I'm bit lazy so I often domt bother.

Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:23

Sorry Gareth, welcome to the forum.  Enjoy your garden

Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:22

Hiya Gareth. It sounds like good soil. Acid too.

Why not try and pop in some wallflowers....the garden centres sell them now " bare root" which means they are not in pots.  They will give you loads of colour from late winter to late spring.  

Get some daffodils in too.

Domt be tempted to get,rid of anything though....see what comes up,in the spring.  


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:15

Just looked in on this thread

Hiya hamza.  Looks like you've made a few friends here 

Good time to buy hyacinths now.  Outdoor ones are easy....just plant them where you can walk past so you can smell their fragrance in spring.

Imdoor varieties are bit different.  They have been treated to flower indoors around Christmas time. You can grow them in special bowls and a special bulb compost.  They will help you at,the garden centre or ask us again here.  You need to grow these in the dark for a few weeks.

Hey, hamza.....if you're reading this now, turn off the light and get to sleep..ha ha 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:53

I'm like a yo yo tonight.

Ive spent Last two days trying to reconcile my nephew and niece...they lost their mum and should know better.  Now I'm facing same on the forum....ah well!

 Night busy.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:50

Because it was suggested few weeks back and many seemed to want it.  When posters continued to ask for it  I asked for a sort of vote on it in an effort to resolve it ...wasn't aware of any "no's".   I had no agenda Tina.  Is it a problem?  Had Brumbull returned earlier I would not have suggested it, as my posts stated.  

Tina, I joined the forum to air and share horticultural matters.  Surprisingly......enjoyably, because it's not like this on other forums.....the subjects got to include cake, jokes, aches n pains and an understanding of, and empathy with the other guys n gals here.  

No thread is dissolved...they still remain.  I will participate still if it means continued unity 

Night Tina

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:24

Night potty

MOB rants

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:21

Well, I recently thought I was being clever singing (a spike milligan ditty) over someone doing research.  I am now deluged with all sorts of products.  I know the research /survey company and filed a complaint.  

Emailed junk is unsubscribed if I can or blocked.  About time unsolicited spam is properly comfrolled


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