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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:49

I see that Verdun has posted the news about Lyn's father on a separate thread. Her father couldn't have hoped for a better daughter to care for him until he left. Hugs for Lyn.

NEW GREENHOUSE

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:51

I've put staging (actually cheap shelves from a DIY store, planks not solid wood to allow light underneath) on one side, also a potting shelf. The other side I have earth.

On the earth side, in Spring, I put up trestle tables with planks on to make more room for all the seedlings I grow. Then when the seedlings have gone outside I plants tomatoes and peppers in the earth, which I enrich each year with compost.

I've put a path with wooden pavers in the middle. I put thick black plastic sheeting down on the earth under the permanent shelves, but you could have concrete if you wanted. Something to stop weeds growing under the shelving.

Fertilizer for leeks, onions, garlic etc

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:43

You could use Blood, Fish and Bone fertiliser. I've used it before for leeks and onions. But I live in France so I'm not familiar with English brand names. I use a French one, called Fertiligene which is organic. So I would look on the packets in the garden centre and see what there is - if you don't want to use BF&B.

Bushy plants that will grow in a plant pot in mostly shade

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:33

I think Verdun's idea of scented plants is good. What about Honeysuckle? You would need deep pots and a trellis. They would need regular watering and feeding.

Lonicera periclymenum Belgica is an early flowering one and Seratina is a late flowering one so you could prolong the season.

Shrub ID

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:25

Snap Darren!  Broom in English, Cytisus in Latin.

Shrub ID

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:24

It looks like a Broom or Cytisus. But I don't know which variety.

Why did I buy all these plants

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:23

A couple of years ago I did exactly the same as you, Lou. Even bought them from Paradise Park too! We were staying in Eastbourne visiting family. The car boot was full on the way home to France and I was scared customs would confiscate them, but they didn't. I managed to squeeze them all in though, but I did widen a bed.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:08

Morning all.

Snap DD! I'll be in the GH too. Absolutely sodden here. More seeds to sow, need a GH shuffle to make room.

Have just had a Hot Cross Bun for brekkies too! 3 left.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 22:17

Since we got back to France it has poured and poured. How am I going to prepare my garden for the Open Day if it carries on like this? Forecast is more heavy rain and thunderstorms.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 22:11

I'm so relieved and glad for you both Chicky. xx

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