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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:53

Morning all - enjoy your days away Dove.

Thanks Verdun, for your advice on Bowles Mauve - when do i need to remember to take cuttings?  I'll make a note now - will be nice to replenish the stock.

Our forecast is turning cold for the weekend - might affect project GH move (Tracey isn't the only one with GH worries!).  Needs to get done before i get too many babies in there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:29

Lizzie

Tracey - its 4 days til the weekend - plenty of time for the forecast to change

Alan Titchmarsh designs a Chelsea garden

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:59

The garden he is doing is not one of the ones that will be judged- so no medal pressure for him.  But i am looking forward to seeing it all the same (never agree with the medals anyway)

advice please

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:37

Could be suffering from soil that is not acid enough.  Try a feed of sequestered iron, which should green up the leaves.  Flower buds form in the previous summer, so you won't get any this year.  Make sure it doesn't go short of water next August - that is when it will be making flowers for next spring.  Hope this helps.

Agapathus

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily - try feeding them with tomato feed once a week when the leaves have come through a bit.

keep all mine in pots (congestion helps with making them flower) and bring them in the GH to keep them dry and warm all winter.  I love the Midnight Star variety, and one called Back in Black - i like them really dark blue

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:22

Love that daffodil MrsG.  Also, thanks to posts from you and Lizzie a couple of days ago, i went and looked properly at the patch where i planted my brunnera ..... And there are new shoots appearing, so all is not lost 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:09

Fidget -UFO's once resulted in courgette crumble here ( thought it was apple, til we tucked in, with custard).

not sure about part germinated seed trays Tracey - can you open some vents as a compromise?

lovely pics Lily - spring in the park 

Fairy - sounds as if mini-fairy is becoming a dab hand in the kitchen - result

Went to Uni in Nottingham - happy memories.  But no car in those days so roadworks/potholes didn't worry me....

What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 06:59

I use roof tiles too - we have a stack of old ones at the back of the garage.  OH has commented that i won't be content until i have enough clematis plants to have got to the bottom of the stack.  Its a big stack ...... But he could be right!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 06:51

Lots of seed sowing happening here Ggirl

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39728.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Plus sweetpeas in the GH - will get cosmos and cleomes going this weekend.

just been for a morning visit to the GH - first this year (apart from the emergency dash in the dark a few weeks ago to plant my irises) - greatway to start a day, with a blast of fresh air to the lungs !  Bought my first ever wallflower yesterday (bowles mauve) - will see how we go!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:29

Panda - I knew it was there - minus a few shoots

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