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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 20:53

Hello Mrs. Garden, good to see you. Are you here for a bit or was it a "now and then pop in"? Have you been keeping well? Just seen your lovely photos.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:25

The fan gets quite noisy when it's hot.

Frustrating sort of day. Sun comes out and GH is hot then sky goes black and there is a downpour and it feels chilly.

Improving clay based soil

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:13

It would work best if the soil is damp, not hard and dry. I would add a load of compost and rotted manure if you can get it, also grit.

Plant id please

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:09

That's what I think too, lots of Ageratum plants in a plant tower.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:02

Borrowing OH's Laptop now as he's in England. I'm fairly clueless and wouldn't know an Ad Blocker if it jumped out at me!

Apparently dead gazanie

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:59

They look dead to me. I live in Dordogne in France and the winters can be colder than England. I've never had a gazania that has survived the winter. I wonder if you could be French or Italian as you call them gazanie?

Still can't decide what to do with this border.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:54

What about a small tree? Then it's trunk will be in the lower bit and you could plant something like hardy geraniums under it. I see the neighbours have a silver birch, something like that with a light canopy would provide dappled shade. Amelanchier? Rowan. Or a crab apple would help block the view and have blossom in spring and coloured fruit in autumn. A climbing rose would be lovely too.

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:40

I live in Dordogne in SW France so we have hot summers and sweet corn grows fast if well watered. But we can have frosts up to early May. I sow sweet corn in the Greenhouse about mid April in pots. Then I plant them in a prepared bed in May. They seem to transplant without problems. If I sow direct outside they get eaten, probably mice. I plant mine much closer together, about 8 inches apart. They always get pollinated.

Last edited: 01 April 2017 17:40:45

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:25

The flowers smell lovely too.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:24

I couldn't type anymore on my Laptop. Every time the ads change the site sticks and I can't type anything and my Laptop seems to get hot. Using OH's as he is in England.

Was going to say my broad beans are just starting to germinate in pots in the GH. Whenever I've sown them in autumn they haven't made it through the winter.

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