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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:09

Glad Pa is OK Dove.

Fidget, can't get i player in France.

Spent the morning shifting rotted manure from the pile by the summer paddock field shelter to the pile at the end of the flower garden. 2 garden trailer loads, but that is 10 - 12 wheelbarrow loads. Lots more to do, 3 - 4 years worth, crumbly and black. The farmer cleans out the shelter yearly with his tractor. Shoulders ache. Would have done twice that 10 years ago. During the winter it will be used for mulching the flower beds, probably full of weed seeds, as usual.

West Acre

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:00

What a lovely description! - Except it's not true.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 11:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60676.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60674.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Sternbergia Lutea and Dahlia "Pooh".

 

I put these on the gardens thread, but as they are stars at the moment here they are again.

On page 63 Dove had a lovely wigwam of thunbergia but when I clicked on my laptop it stayed sideways. Does it only turn round if you have a tablet?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 23:12

Watched Cilla, loved it. Actress is brilliant, wish I hadn't missed the first episode.

Novice needing advice!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:27

Sorry, it's Hydrangea Seemanii which is evergreen.

I have Virginia Creeper and it's an absolute pest, now it's got into the veggie garden, don't know how - it's 50m from the house. Seems resistant to glyphosate.

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:17

Crab apple is my normal choice for small gardens, but I thought it might be too wide for this one. My daughter has a small garden and they have an espalier apple tree on one wall. You could always hang bird feeders on that Prunus!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:13

Morning all. Sun is shining, but not so warm. Good gardening day, but I feel knackered after the weekend events. Charity BBQ Saturday, Bring and share lunch here after Sunday church to finish up the BBQ food.

Novice needing advice!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:46

Evergreen and coloured flowers is not so easy to find. Hydrangea Petiolaris is evergreen, but the flowers are white. It also is happy on a Northwest wall, not the sunniest. Roses have lovely flowers, but aren't evergreen and need more attention. Some would need more sun. Honeysuckle is fairly tough and easy. Some clematis have gorgeous flowers, but there are so many sorts, you would do best looking at a site like this one and learning a bit about them. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ 

If a plant is sold growing in a pot you can plant it at anytime of the year. Before planting dig the ground and add some compost and a blood, fish and bone fertiliser.

want to come back

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:37

Hello chica, I remember you from before. It is addictive isn't it? But does it matter? It's good to chat with other gardening people.

How do I keep my indoor herbs alive?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:22

Mint will normally be too big for a windowsill, chives really prefer living outside, so does mint. Basil I usually find OK from a supermarket, I nip off the tops of the shoots to use and they grow sideshoots. Parsley can be funny, it may recover, or you could cut it up and freeze it in a plastic bag to use when you want. Don't overwater but keep damp. For the first days don't put them in direct sunlight, it may be too strong through a window, do it gently. As Nutcutlet says, they are grown to be used.

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