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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:51

Morning all.

I hope you have a lovely time in Cornwall, Dove. We went there mid June 2 years ago, but it was too late for all the rhodos and azaleas.We visited 9 gardens! Fantastic. I liked some of the privately owned ones that you don't hear as much about, such as a nice lady who had a national clematis collection on the outskirts of Truro. And a really beautifull garden full of perennials called "Hidden Valley (I think). Little lanes not that easy to find but worth it! We loved Trebah as well. The fishing villages are so pretty too and there are some lovely old pubs.

Looking forward to hearing about the show Andy. Good luck!

Thunderstorm last night, pouring. Time for some re-potting in the GH.

poorly nectarine tree

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 23:08

Here is a GW article on peach leaf curl.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/problems/fruit-and-nuts/peach-leaf-curl/436.html

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:58

trifid house, interested to hear you have a horse, so do I, but it's the busiest time of the year at the moment in the garden so she's been a bit neglected on the riding front. Don't think she minds, she's out at grass with her friends!

Gorgeous azalea Andy, good luck to both of you. Don't know how your OH managed to produce all that and work as well!

Gardener's sayings.

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:28

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."

When I look at my garden I always imagine what it will be like (hopefully!) so even when there's just earth in winter I'm always looking forward.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:43

I have metal canes for the tomatoes and when they had blight I wiped them down with surgical spirit and they didn't get blight the next year. I think blight is partly a weather thing. I also wipe secateurs with surgical spirit.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:11

Morning all. Going to fetch a little pergola with a bench under it today. Never got OH anything much for his birthday back in Feb. but he'd like somewhere to sit in the garden that isn't a chair at the table on the terrace where we eat. I never have time to sit in the garden and if I did I'd be fretting about weeds etc!

http://csimg.webmarchand.com/srv/FR/29035247847/T/340x340/C/FFFFFF/url/pergola-arcade-avec-banc.jpg

 It will be under a tree with dappled shade, old stone wall behind it on edge of lawn. What shall I grow up the sides? OH fancies clematis. There are so many and some like sun and some shade.

Please help me identify this really invasive plant!! And how the spread

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:44

No it won't. It has tremendously long roots so the only way is weedkiller. At the RHS garden I saw on TV, think it was Harlow Carr, maybe Hyde Hall, they used glyphosate.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:26

Rudbeckia, perennial and annual, and garden equipment - rake. I'm growing this r this year.

http://www.benary.com/article-images/rudbeckia-hirta-prairie-sun-u9060-12.jpg

 Prairie Sun

 

Help me identify shoots please

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 18:50

Parsnips often take a long time to germinate and they aren't very reliable.

Why don't you buy a good book, with photos, about vegetable growing?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 18:48

There is another thread for all the complaints and grumbles called MOB rants that Gardening Grandma started. But I think some of you have been there already!

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