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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:25

Morning all.

Pash I asked on the plastic chair thread why you keep posting "bump", understand now! Should have looked here first.

Lily beetles were "having a cuddle" here in France too yesterday! Also drizzling here. Bank holidays today and tomorrow, rain forecast.

Going shopping in a minute, Leclerc open today. Got to make 2 cakes for OH's choir, concert tomorrow.

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:18

Hello, pash. I had a look at your profile, lovely photo on your avator, but why do you answer "bump" so often? I'm a curious sort of person

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 23:29

I've got here really late - better late than never! OH went to choir so I gardened until about 8.30 and watered pots and GH. Even put sprinkler on as it was a bed I'd weeded and manured and composted so I planted out nicotiana, ageratum, snapdragons and white petunias in the gaps. There were some gaps because last autumn a horrid mole had tunnelled about so the odd perennial had died and I usually put some annuals in that bed for extra colour. Then I, too, watched the Apprentice.

Good night all.

Email notifications are back

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:25

So do I. I sent you a message, Blackest. Don't know if we get notified about that at the moment.

Rhododendron

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:23

Ericacious feed should help, in a pot it will need feeding anyway. Rain water is best for watering. Every year you should scrape away a bit of the top compost and give it some new ericacious compost. I think it looks hungry.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:01

The link above didn't work, think it's not complete. Green alkanet. Try this one.

http://www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/A/Alkanet(Green)/Alkanet(Green).htm

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:57

If they are raised the drainage should be OK, but for perennials and shrubs then good garden topsoil mixed with a bit of compost would be my choice. Not rocks and bricks. For shallow rooting veg or annuals you wouldn't need such deep earth.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:23

What a wonderful clematis. Now I'll have to look for that one.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:11

Good evening all, well I'm definately not first on tonight!

Been weeding (again), digging up the mole tunnels found in flower beds, edging and have planted out some nicotiana, snapdragons and agastache. Prepared place for penstemons which are still hardening off.

Kef, peas are hardy, I plant mine straight in the ground early April. They are up now.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:28

Forgot to say, the white trough is sort of plastic resin by Grosfillex. It is about 25 years old. We bought 5 of them and they have lasted incredibly well.

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