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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:38

Didn't they even stay for lunch? Hope they have a good holiday.

Grey and cool here too, I'm also wearing jeans. I don't want rain until the 3 tablecloths that I'd forgotten to wash are dry, and I don't want rain tomorrow either. Have dealt with the marinating of the meat, same as the Gardener's Club, chicken Tandoori, Lemon and Thyme Chicken and honey and mustard pork. There are also burgers and herb sausages. Now I only have one BBQ, once I had 3, I'll cook the chicken and sausages in the kitchen. Next to do is start preparing salads.

Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:30

Prefer the flavour of the runners. You, in Devon, don't get the drought and heat that we get, Lyn. I remember being jealous one year when you said you'd only watered your pots twice an I'd been watering mine every other day! Some of my Firestorm dried up in July because the housesitter forgot to water them the first week we were away.

Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:48

If Lamplighter is still around I can tell him/her that my runner beans drop their flowers and baby beans when the weather is very hot, regardless of how much water I give them. I live in SW France, when the temperature is over 30° everything drops off the runner beans (well, not the leaves!). When it's cool and damp the beans grow. With Scarlet Emperor I often lose most of the summer crop but when the cooler whether comes in autumn I get an Autumn crop instead. That doesn't happen with Firestorm though.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 09:28

Morning all.
PP, you aren't the only one. I knew Chicky was doing a walk, but I didn't know it was sponsored, I've looked through her posts and no mention of sponsoring

I wouldn't fancy that bridge at night, Pat.

So Dove doesn't get up as early as I thought! She wakes up early then spends ages having coffee in bed - like me

Charity BBQ tomorrow for "All as One" https://allasone.org/  But not as many coming as usual, about 26. Some years I've had twice that. Anyway, I must marinate the meat and start preparing the salads. OH will sweep the kitchen terrace.  The lime tree is shedding brown leaves although it still looks green.


Posted: 31/08/2017 at 22:16

I would wait until they have finished flowering. Don't forget to water them in well!

Which Yellow Rose

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 22:11

My daughter had GrahamThomas, which grew very well. I have a climbing Teasing Georgia and she's taking a bit  time to get going. I also have another climber, The Pilgrim, which is lovely, never ill, strong and healthy.

second id please

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 22:02

It looks like a variegated Weigela, if you mean the shrub in the middle. It is hardy and easy to grow. If newly planted then water it regularly in the first summer, unless you have a very wet summer.  Once established prune each year in mid-summer after flowering, removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 19:48

That looks a good place for a holiday, Yvie. I hope you are enjoying yourself.

I expect Dove was over excited and they set out early. She was up at 5am! Wonder when we'll hear from them.

Done the shopping for the BBQ and the farmer came and mowed up the brambles in the paddocks. New horsey seems to have settled in well.

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 13:43

Hello Topbird. Have you been away? Missed you on Forkers.

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Climbing Rose

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 09:20

Both are gorgeous roses, but there are some differences.

Zephirine Drouhin has poor disease resistance, but is not thorny. It is quite vigorous, can get up to 15' so may be too big for a pot. It is a good one if you need it for a shadier place.

Gertrude Jekyll has good disease resistance, but it is thorny. It is shorter, 10'. I have a shrub one in a pot, but it's behaving like a climber! Whereas the 2 shrubs I planted by a trellis are staying shorter and behaving like shrubs. It comes as a shrub or a climber.

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