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Rainy days and Iris's

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:07

Beautiful! Mine are still weeks if not months from flowering you give me such enthusiasm for when they do appear.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:03

Evening all. Where has all the warmth gone? I'm not turning the heating on; it's May after all! (Well known for snowy showers around here until late May). I am tempted to get a hot water bottle though.

I have stuffed peppers in the oven, the hound has rabbit heads roasting away (desperate for him to eat food with crunch in!). It's making the kitchen smell quite eclectic. 

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:09

I wait until my plants are showing signs of distressing before watering them unless they are new and establishing themselves. They certainly shouldn't expect a regular soaking from me. The only thing that is watered regularly is my strawberries in baskets that have an upturned plastic bottle filled with water & wedged in the soil.

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:04

Gosh Aym you're up early! Get a cold drinks by your bed, it helps cool you down by filling your bladder so you have to escape the hot blankets and sit on the cool toilet seat ;)

Always always go for the concept of "if you don't ask you don't get!"I am learning to be ever cheekier; but I think working for a charity helps as I have been known to really push my luck ... and get discounts even Verd would applaude.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 06:56

Morning all.

Have you heard about the massive wildlife at Lady Bowers? All started because of a disposable bbq 

Rescuers are coming in from several counties and even volunyeers from mountain rescue have had to attend putting themselves at risk after one of the all terrain vehicles rolled trying to get to the location and a personal was injured.

I hope the person who decided it a good idea to not bring any common sense with them is feeling suitably guilty.


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:31

Fell asleep in the garden BUT managed to roll into the shade so didn't get burnt. Yay!

I think yesterday's 16hours working / driving / trying to repair the car on the side of the road has caught up with me.

Wonky; my bamboo type thing is really tiny. I can't remember it's name (a sin bin special I hadn't planned on buying it I just wanted pollen free plants near the bbq to keep his lordship happy). It sits in a pot happily and only gets around 2 foot high.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 11:48

Enjoy your secret plants Wonky! I've just been separating my bamboo type plant tangle as it's not been reported for five years. I'm hoping it might be a potential nice screen for the wildlife entry point of the pond.

Although clearly these don't seem bothered by lack of privacy!

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 11:04

Everyone seems to like to point out how invasive these plants are; how quickly does this happen because I'm on year four and mine haven't (unfortunately) spread at all!

Is this a case of a kettle never boils when watched? Because I'm always checking thanks to your advice so I can keep things; in the pond at least, in check! (I also have water mint in the pond kept in a basket whose roots I trim back every few months in the summer that seems to be stopping any spread.

Is it worth removing dandelions from a lawn?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 10:57

Depends what you want from your garden. We keep them (extra bee fodder) but our garden is very relaxed and they don't cause a massive offense to the eyes.

We're I trying to keep a much nicer formal lawn than I'd try to remove them all BUT look at your neighbours houses; if they are full of dandelions you're going to have an awful battle because of course no matter how you keep your own garden if they're coming in from under the fence ... :/

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:58

Making the most of our new found ability to post photos from our phones!

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