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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 23:00

I'm giving a talk to a gardening club tomorrow morning, so earlier than usual start. Must go to bed. Nighties.

Temporary housing for conservatory plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:53

Crikey! Hadn't realised they are so big!

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:30

Sanjy, if I click on your link it takes me to my own posts too, like Lyn.

Shrinking violet, there is a box on the top right of the bar above your reply, click on that to download photos.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:26

We put up the runner bean poles and tomato stakes yesterday.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:32

That is a gorgeous garden, obelixx.

Been to the Doc this morning for more HRT pills, a check up and a look at my arthritis which is now waking me up in the night. Probably worse because of the frenzied weeding for my Open Day.

Then we went to the supermarket for supplies.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:16

Hello Runnybeak, glad the forum has let you in at last.

Lovely gardens Punkdoc, DD and Fidget. How your bed has grown DD! That looks like Rosa banksiae 'Lutea', I love it, but mine died, they need a sheltered place.


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:08

I had one, that I planted, for about 16 years. I didn't harvest the first year, I harvested very lightly the second year. In France, where I live, the crowns are already 2 years old, I have seen 1 year old ones in England so expect that would make a difference. Mine were green asparagus so I didn't earth them up. In France they grow more white asparagus and that has to be earthed up.

You must keep it weeded, by hand is best so that you don't damage the roots. Then you leave them to grow until autumn when you cut them down. Then you can mulch them. They like fertiliser in early spring.

Unfortunately, I got bindweed in mine which was impossible to dig out without damaging the asparagus, so eventually I dug it up. But it gave us loads of spears over the years.

Temporary housing for conservatory plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:52

Cacti can go on a sunny window sill. Rubber plants can also go on a light window sill but only some sun, not all day. I think it can go outside in summer. Don't know about stephanotis.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 22:40

What lovely fox films.

Bedtime. Nighties all.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:06

Just seen a Hoopoe!

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