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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683

    2 gunneras by pond and one by lake Lyn.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,332

    There you go see, short attention spanimage

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,735
    Just so much to see at your place Hosta image
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,800

    I've got one in the greenhouse.  It's my 3rd attempt and this one's staying in a pot till he's too big to pot on and will then have to be planted out by the pond.    I have to cover them with a great pile of compost to get them through winter but it's worth it.   trouble is I've twice been caught out by surprise -8C frosts in early October and that's death to gunneras with no blanket.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Senna with codeine, I was told, when I did my back in.  That's pods or extract.  Not Ayrton.

    Unbroken sunshine and clear blue skies since dawn in NW Belgium image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    Potted up the first of my sea holly chunks of root; most of them have off shoots so I'm feeling positive.

    I've also convinced myself that these definately don't break the no-new-plants-til-the-vegetable-garden-is-finished as they were SAVED from certain death in a SUPERMARKET reduced BIN. So it's hardly like I searched them out in the garden centre. Definately not. Also I paid cash so you can't even produce evidence that I brought themimage

    Yeah that rule remains safe!
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Evening everyone image its been a beautiful sunny day here in Suffolk, no coats needed!

    Hosta, yes yes yes please to the aforementioned grasses! image thank you so much!

    Chicky, your London trip sounded real fun! image real exploring! I'm trying a bit more with my plant placing this year instead of just celebrating when things survive. I am using the grass in an area where I want to camouflage a manhole cover and really like how the geum wove in between image

    Pub lunch with papa womble and wife and me and hubby, good main, roast crackling tho so.....not happy! Apple crumble helped ease the disappointment image

    Waled it off with a stomp with papa womble while hubby watched football. We ended up at the village museum which still has my old cat 32 years on, stuffed and "asleep"image on a chair in a Victorian kitchen setting. Her feet have shrunk and she's not looking so cute as once she did.

    As a child I never knew Dove had had my beloved pet stuffed until I went on a school trip to the museum shortly after Smokey's death, survive to say I ran out screaming and in floods of tears! image

    Hope everyone has had a lovely day image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    Oh Wonky! I can't believe your cat story! I'd have been a mess too!!
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    WW, that reminds me of my grandmother wearing one of those fox "collar" things which had the fox's head on it

    SW Scotland
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,322

    Wonderful gardening day - very warm and sunny - down to short sleeves for the first time this yearimage.  Did lots of planting, and some more to do tomorrow - ones where their destination needs a good weed firstimage.  I love 3 day weekendsimage

    I have lily of the valley just about to flower, but not quite there yet.  And 2 gunneras emerging from their slumber, apparently untroubled by last weeks frost.

    Off to pour a glass of wine and settle down to Beechgroveimage

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