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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:00

That was in answer to KEF on previous page.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:58

At least it didn't rain too much today, pouring now though. I sloshed through the mud and bashed in 7 fence posts that had gone wobbly or were only held up by electric ribbon and replaced insulators only to find b****y fence still isn't working. I replaced half or it last autumn, will have to replace the other half tomorrow. Bother, and I'm going out to lunch tomorrow.

I grew some Lady Christl potatoes in 2012 as they are first earlies and I was growing Charlotte which is slightly later. But, having read lots of good reviews I wasn't very pleased with them, Charlotte cropped better and I could hardly taste the difference.

Grew a French early this year, Amandine, but forgot I'd planted them so didn't harvest early enough so Charlotte was still better! That is the trouble with being over 27!

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:06

Bone meal is a slow release fertiliser which needs to break down in the soil before the plants can use it, the finer it is ground up the quicker it is ready for the plants. If you buy it with fish and blood in it they will act first before the bone meal is ready so it is a long acting organic fertiliser.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:01

David, that white rabbit is on Google pics, did you put it there?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:54

Morning all.

Very windy and rainy last night. Some of the wooden fence posts have rotted and are only held up by the electric ribbon, so my job today is bashing in fence posts in the wet and the mud before the horses get out. Won't be a fun day.

Rose questions now I've sorted the begonias :)

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:38

I'd go for Wollerton Old Hall instead of Claire Austin. Someone I know said CA is floppy and the petals fall off very quickly, gets battered in the rain. I don't actually know WOH, but they say it is very scented. An English friend said it's very healthy.

I'd go for Munstead Wood too, brother in law has it. Looks a bit like Falstaff which I have and so does BIL.

What kind of disease/problem does this rose have?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:06

The top one could be dead, the bottom one is alive as it has a healthy new growth on it. But they are not suitable for mulch, unless to keep cats off! All roses get dead stems from time to time, especially roses like ramblers.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:57

But would he mind spending some money on a new sofa if you needed one, or a table or re-decorating? Your garden is an extension of your house.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:44

Glad you had a good day, Dove.

Panda, I've been reading one of those naughty books, but I don't think it's really my sort of thing, I like comfort.

If Dove is your grandma, Verdun, then you can't be born yet.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:09

http://homebase.crocus.co.uk/images/products2/PL/00/00/00/11/PL0000001163_card2_lg.jpg

 

That's OK David. Could depend on soil or what you feed it on, even the light quality when the photo was taken.

Tracey, Iceberg is lovely. Gertrude Jekyll would probably be my first choice for a pink one. This isn't my photo, it's from Crocus, but it's a David Austin rose.

 

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