Busy-Lizzie


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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.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:18

Wow, Dove!

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:12

That's gorgeous.


Roses always seem female to me.


Having some bothers posting again, every time the ads change the site gets stuck and I can't type.

Are they tulips?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 16:36

Yes, the top one may be botanical tulips.

Plant ID please

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:47

Heuchera?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:09

Oh, I saw that photo of the deer with a pink bra on it's antlers on another forum, sent by a Scottish member as it was near where she lives!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:46

Morning all.


Hello Loana, I've seen you on other threads.


I remember the spaghetti tree! The Telegraph has an item this morning about Polar bears in north Scotland. Is that true or an April Fool? I love Papi Jo's photo


Gorgeous auricula, Chicky. A friend here tried to do an auricula theatre for her Open Garden day, but it just gets too hot here so they wither away in summer.


We were supposed to go to a Barn Dance last night but we forgot. OH had paid for the tickets  It was because of the tree falling on the drive, blocking our way out and breaking the phone line. The farmer came and cut up the tree and pushed it off the drive with his tractor and France Telecom came and did a temporary repair. But it was nerve wracking as I had to get out to babysit for son at lunchtime and OH has to go to the airport today as he's going to England for a few days. My mobile phone has a lousy signal here and France Telecom was difficult to get hold of. You always get a recorded message and it tells you to send them an email if you can't reach them by phone, but how can you when the phone line is down?

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