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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:43

Evening all,

Hope you feel better soon Panda, hate the dentist. 

Been busy at Secondborn's house today, trying to do some decorating but it was tricky as lots of floorboards still up.  Can't see how she can possibly be in before the baby arrives as still so much to do.  Tomorrow the boiler should be commisioned so at least she will have hot water and heating.  Going again tomorrow, if I can move after todays efforts.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:33

Hi everyone,  Have read back but can't remember much so apologies.  Hope you and hubby feel better soon Wonky.  Everyone seems to have been busy in the garden.   I have potted up some seedlings and plug plants. 

The removal van has been booked to get Secondborn's furniture out of storage on the 16th of April.  They are just hoping they will be ready on time ie. Boiler commissioned, carpets down and bathroom finished (wished they had an smiley for fingers crossed). Baby is still breach so she is booked in for a csection on 21st April, unless of course he decides to turn before that date.

Hoping to get out in the garden as soon as this shower ends.  Have a good day everyone.

Help ID this

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 22:28

Need a photo Philip.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:33

Morning all,  Dry and cloudy here.  Just had plant delivery, 3 Sedum Thundercloud and 3 Veronica Madame Mercier. Haven't opened them yet but as they are from The Secret Garden I'm sure they will be lovely. 

Wonky I've got Snapdragon Twinny Rose, Achillea The Pearl, and Heliotrope potted up in the greenhouse.  Didiscus just about to get their second set of leaves and Lobelia Regatta, Osteospermum and Diascia in the propagator.  I'm also planning to sow dome Felicia Heterophylla.  I have grown Snapdragons, Lobelia and Didiscus before but different varieties.  Love growing my own plants, one of the best bits of gardening.

Been helping Secondborn choose curtains and blinds for the new house, mind you no sign of her moving in yet.  The electrician, plasterer and gas fitter should be finished next week and then its decorating and cleaning before she can think about getting her furniture out of storage.  Her due date is 28th April but they are talking about a possible CSection a week earlier as the baby is still breach.  Panic is starting to set in

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:57

I've been pulling the spanish ones I inherited every year and so far none have appeared this year, fingers crossed.

Obelisks and climbers

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:39

Rose, I've got Claire Austin climbing up 2 obelisks in my garden

Wisteria

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:58

I bought a fair sized Wisteria 5 years ago from a good garden centre and it has never flowered.  It has been pruned 'properly' for 3 years.  It's on its final warning but looking at the buds, once again they look like leaf buds not flower buds.  A second one bought last year looks as if it has flower buds and leaf buds.  They have both been treated the same and are planted along the same fence.  Wisteria are a mystery to me.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:47

Lovely and sunny here today, have been out potting up Heliotrope.  Also been sowing seeds, Lobelia Pendula Regatta, Osteospermum Ecklonis and Felicia Heterophylla 'the rose'.  Might pop to garden centre this afternoon.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:35

Morning all, Sorry to hear your mum is poorly Dove, we have made the same decision re mum, twice we have been told to expect the worst but she has rallied both times without any real medical intervention.

Been potting on and sowing seeds this morning have some work to do on baby quilt this afternoon

Email about reply to post

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:59

Nora are there any plans to take you to your actual post rather than the start of the thread when you click on 'My Posts'

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