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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 13:41

Glad to hear it's looking lovely down there Verdun, I'm coming down for a visit Easter so can you make sure we have some lovely weather please.

Been out planting hellebores and Rhododendrons this morning.  Thinking of going back out to tiday up the front garden in a minute.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 13:38

Love those specs, just like the ones I chose at the opticians this morning  They have mended mine until I pick up the new ones a week on sunday.  Really glad I'm having new glasses but I keep thinking how many new plants I could have bought with the money.

Been planting Rhodos and Hellebores this morning and hoping to get out and tidy up the front garden this afternoon while the sun is still shining.  Can't wait to get the lawns mowed the garden always looks so much better after the first cut.

Enjoy your Nanna day SGL

Tetley, I'm with you, no idea what or who FR Jack is.

Hope OH's antibiotics kick in soon Hazel.

Everyone, have a good day whatever you are up to.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 13:25

Afternoon all, a busy morning, visited the GP and also the optician to get glasses sorted.  Came home and planted new Rhododendrons and hellebore.  Its a sunny day but breezy.  I'm thinking of going out again and sorting out the front garden when I've had another cuppa.  Have a good day everyone.

Problems using the website

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 22:23

I have to resize every photo by opening it in Paint and reducing the size by 50%.  I thought the powers that be were going to increase the size of photo that could be loaded.

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 22:13

No water in the well.  Apparently when they dug a large lake in the local park the wells in the area ran dry.  I have to confess that when we moved in I thought the tea towel was a mosaic on the floor of the well.  I was quite embarrassed when the offending tea towel was identified and removed. 

Finally got my new Greenhouse!!

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 20:58

Hi Sandra, congrats on getting the greenhouse.  I only had room for a 4' x 6' greenhouse but have grown lots of annuals and overwinter quite a few tender plants.  I don't heat it as such but do have a small electric heater with a thermostat that keeps is frost free.  I start seeds off on the conservatory window ledge using a heated propogator and then once they are potted on move them into the greenhouse.  I'm just sowing annuals now, then later in the year I will sow wallflowers and foxgloves for next year.  Good Luck.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 20:48

Thanks for all your good wishes, yes i do feel great.  I suffer from arthritis and since losing the weight I have been able to come off some of the medication and it's amazing what a difference it has made, climbing stairs, walking distances and most importantly gardening is all so much easier now.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 20:39

No spare pair Hazel, I've been doing a Stevie Wonder impression all day in prescription sunglasses

You lot are a disgrace. All these sexist comments, it just wont do.  The well preportioned male derriere is something to be admired, but please, can we have a little decorum.

White and orange evergreen plants

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 17:26

My winter honeysuckle retains some of it's leaves in the winter but the main interest is the small white flowers that bloom from November.  At the moment it is loaded and smells gorgeous.  The bees have been visiting for a couple of weeks.

Ultimate Alphabet 'P'

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:27


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