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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:39

Evening all, busy couple of days, looked after Merri and Mabel yesterday and stayed over to take them to school and nursery and then tomorrow I'm booked to give Jonah lots of cuddles.  It's a hard job but somebody has to do it

Managed to get an hour or so in the garden this morning before the rain started. Split a Tulbaghi or it could be an Agapanthus, the jury's out (do they both have an onion/garlic smell I wonder).  Also planted some aubetia and deadheaded. 

Saw a boxer dog the other day with a proper tail, it looked quite strange but very happy.  I too think that there's too much inbreeding re dogs, it's no wonder many pedigrees have problems.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 10:21

Hi folks,  Had a lazy start to the day haven't even had breakfast yet

Glad to hear you have made progress re medication Pat and that your neck is improving Hosta.

Not too many aches and pains for me today despite my efforts in the garden yesterday.

It's dull and a bit drizzily here today so not sure what I'll be up to.  Need to cut back a chocolate vine, even though it's not the right time, as it's choking a twisted hazel that's in the same part of the garden.  Not sure I'm up to it today though.

Hope everyone has a good day.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:09

Hi Folks, It's a lovely day here so I've been busy in the garden.  Visited mum this morning and was very pleased she had cheered up.  I dread going when she is feeling down as I always come away feeling guilty.  Popped to Ashwoods and picked up some Rip van Winkle daffs.

So far have removed some crocosmia, thinned out the forget me nots, divided a heuchera and planted some Chionodoxa.  Think that will do for today.  I'm trying to plant the bulbs as they arrive rather than do them all at once.

Hope your neck and shoulder improves Hosta. 

buddlia buzz

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:00

Disagree Hortum,  My buzz is plastered with flowers and butterflies love it.  Its a great plant for the smaller garden, or mid border in larger gardens.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:39

Morning all, Sunny here at the moment but not sure how it's going to go, there's quite a bit of cloud about.

Want to plant some more seeds today and will pop to see mom later.  Have had some plants delivered from Secret Gardening Club so will need to sort them out.  Nothing else planned really so a fairly relaxed day.

Don't be anxious Pat just take it easy and explore all you options.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Pruning Clematis

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 21:49

If you check Taylors Clematis Website they have a good pruning guide and you can check which types you have at the same time.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:50

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Wonky.

I've just come in from the garden, have deadheaded and sown some Wallflower seeds, had quite a job squeezing past hubby as he lay on the sunlounger sleeping. (Do they do a smiley for Lazy Git?)

Mum wasn't too well when I visited today, so I called the doctor in and he says she is fine.  I think she might be sulking because they had a move round at the home and she doesn't like change. 

Mmm my willpower is failing me today, I really, really, really want a big bag of Chocolate button, wonder how many weightwatcher points they would be

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:40

Here are three of my Dahlias that I particularly like.


Sugar Diamond

Thomas A Edison (this one is actually a darker puple than the photo)

What seed are you sowing now ?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:28

I've just scattered some Californian Poppy seeds in the garden.  I followed the instructions on the packet re time of year and the fact that they like to be sown where they will grow rather than transplanted.

I have also sown Wallflowers 'Pink Giant' and 'Sunset Dark Purple' in trays, I'll start them in the propagator and then once potted up I'll over winter them in the cold frame. 

Toying with idea of planting some rust resistant Hollyhocks.


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:21

I'd go for the smaller varieties in that garden and plant them in groups in strategic spots.  Don't blanket plant.  Regarding dying down, the advice re planting something over them to hide the dying leaves is a good one and hardy geraniums are very useful for this.  I would plant tulips in pots and place them round the garden as the dying foliage on them is later than a lot of the daffs so interferes more with summer planting.  Choose your combinations carefully.  I'd take a look at Sarah Raven combinations they are beautiful, but of course you don't have to buy from her website you can shop arround. 

Be generous when you plant up pots.  I always plant bulbs in cheap plastic pots that fit into more expensive ceramic or terracotta.  That way you can remove the plastic pots and replace with some more planted with summer flowers. 

Lovely garden by the way.

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