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What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:42
Lilylouise wrote (see)
I reckon our garden is at least 3 weeks later flowering than last year!
When we do get a bit of warmth the garden will explode with colour
Pam LL x



True for my garden Lilylouise. I keep records every year to chart the progress I make and my garden is about four weeks behind last year.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:41
Pennine Petal wrote (see)
BTW, you look very cool in your avatar, wintersong.



What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:37

I refuse to feel paranoid about Internet chat forums where the subject should be gardening and excuse me if I happen to mention a plant someone doesn't like or refer to my patch of ground a little too enthusiastically or whatever the original grievance was.

I am feeling in the dark here because I try to steer clear of the spats, so I don't really have a clue how it all started, except the FORKERS incident. 

But I am a trifle fed up with it all so I felt the need to have a moment.

Besides that, I don't much care if it is me who is being secretly disowned, I have nothing to feel ashamed about, in this ere forum anyways.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:24

These recent troubles are both alarming and ridiculous. I come here for gardening chat with gardening folk and nothing more.

We can't be expected to like everyone, nor should we try. If offended by another's candor just remember that their English skills may not be the best, their humour might not match yours, their personality is lost to the ether. Typing something is not the same as saying it. Their inflexions are lost, there is no expression in face or voice, thats why there is a strict code of language on radio communication, to decrease the risk of misunderstanding.

Please stop this segregation, we are grown ups for heaven's sake. If you choose to use this forum, then be a part of it, not apart of it.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:48

Gorgeous pics everyone!

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 05:21

I'm one of those who didn't get an invite and I've never posted in the original Forkers Thread because I believe in the saying...all bad things start with good intentions.

I have no objection to the thread or its active members and don't want to suggest any wrongness about it but, well, it had the potential to be cliquey from the onset. I steer a wide path around cliques because its great when you're in one...

I't really not my intention to stir, just trying to support the goodness that this community holds.

Its a free world and we are all adults, but lately its been a bit of a playground on here. 


WEATHER this week

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 15:47

OMG! The weather today has been incredible here in sunny Kent.

Okay, it's not balmy temps, but the most beautiful spring day for getting out in the garden and catching up on all those jobs that didn't get done in the last four weeks of sub-zero temps.

I've been moving shrubs, planting perennials, improving soil, potting on and tying in and loving every minute.

Hip hip hooray

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:35

Your Tulips are well ahead of mine! I reckon another two weeks wait here in Kent and we're supposed to be the soft end of the UK  

WEATHER this week

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 11:22

Im a why-child so I had to look up the reason why Spring was so late coming...apparently its because of global warming.

Greenland was having a warm spell that acted like a stone in a stream or in this case the Alantic Ocean, stopping or diverting the warm weather that normally rises from the south and causing cold air flows from the north and east.

Why I never buy online

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 23:26

I got my Sisyrinchium from ebay last year, eight actual plants when only five had been promised.

Not only were they lovingly wrapped and posted, but grew into a sizable clump waiting for division just one year later.

I was thrilled with this experience, BUT, on the whole, I don't use the Internet for plants for all the reasons above. I like to see it with my own eyes, smell it, touch it, judge its form and habit, note the exact -exact- shade of flower and foliage, none of which can be done to my standards in the virtual world.

The internet has its uses but I will always prefer the hands on shopping experience 

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