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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:20
Good evening FORKERS
A little bit of drizzle lunchtime but nice now.
Didn't do any gardening today...other things to do but will this week


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:17
Ok will do fairygirl

difficult spot - shade wise!

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:06
Jmeds, hiya.
There's a lot to,be said for growing according to,the conditions ??ou have.
It seems ??ou have a fairly wet shady site. This is perfect for ferns.....lovely shades of dark and light greens as well as silvery greys. Astllbes and astrantias love shade and damp. Pulmonarias in full flower now will do well there. There are shade loving geraniums, grasses like hackanochloa....absolutely stunning.....carex with coloured foliage. Aconitums ...taller with blue or purple flowers in summer, corydalis flexuosa with brilliant blue flowers. Heucheras. ESP the yellow ones. White arum lilies will love it there too. Shrubs like skimmia. Sarcoccoca....fantastic winter lovely evergreen. Daphne's and hydrangeas will do,well there.
You,could have a very attractive, low maintenance foliage and flower area there of interest throughout the year....


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:54
Hiya Fairygirl,
Best to pot on in slightly bigger pots each time....and plant a tad deeper each time I think.
I grow tomatoes quite well but this year I've got a few ideas for better cropping. Well, a gathering of info that makes sense, in theory anyway. Ideas from people who seem to grow huge crops, ideas from recent science and ideas from understanding how toms grow.
Prob be a total failure though.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:48
Hiya Matty
I like carex too....the bronze, red and,olive ones ESP

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:46
Brum, that wasn't a good joke you told me to say

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:45
Chivalry is not dead
An elderly lady gave up her seat for me the other day

I'll get my coat

planting out runner beans

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:41
This is latest year for me for runner beans.....normally,they would be growing away in the garden. But they are growing away now to plant out soon.
Raw runners are so tasty too

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:37
Gentians, geums and gypsophila.
Grass, as in ornamental grasses and in lawn.
Lawns are often denigrated these days but what better to sit on, what better fragrance than cut grass and what better barkcloth to the garden?

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