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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:31

Morning all  rain started 06:40 here. Dark skies, thunder and lots of lightning.  It's eased off now, but I can hear more thunder in the distance.  Got work this afternoon, at least I won't be missing any time in the garden.

I've just spent the last hour trying to find somewhere on the internet that can tell me where the Gulf stream is right now, it's really quite difficult.  The way things are at the moment it seems it's probably in the wrong place and we'll have the usual rubbish summer.

My mother is coming this morning to steal more of my plants, at least if it's raining she won't want to stay out too long looking at what she can half-inch...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:09

Back to work for me tomorrow so no posts for a while.  And not much gardening. Take care all.

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:06

Lysimachia punctata?  Only trouble is it's not evergreen but it would brighten it up,

or Carex pendula - that grows literally anywhere

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:50

Well, I would certainly say you both know your onions!!!

Ok so no forking in compost.  Which fertiliser do you use?  I only have bonemeal at the moment but can buy something at the weekend.

Partner looked on the internet at videos etc., for the spacing.  He was the one that wanted to grow vegetables, having never grown anything before.  So I encouraged him to plant them as well. 

Thank you both for your input, we've learned a lot.  Next year it will be a raised bed in the one part of the garden that almost gets full sun, although we have to build it yet!!

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:56

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:40

Thanks Steve, what a relief.  I'm afraid nowhere in my back garden get full sun, but they do pretty well in terms of what sun there is.  We'll leave them alone for now, perhaps fork some compost in around them to help with breaking up the clay.

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:00

Hi Verdun, thanks for replying.  Yes I meant the bulb part.  Not squishy soft like it's rotted but a bit soft nonetheless.  I take it they should have grown a bit by now?

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48040.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48039.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

I wonder if anyone can help me?

My partner planted onions next to the potatoes at the end of March.  They've now been in the ground for two months and apart from green stems show no sign of growth.  I poked one yesterday and it felt a bit soft.

Is this right? Or are my onions doomed?  They were planted in clay and get sun for about half the day.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

 

Christine Walkden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:36

Yay! Christine Walkden!!!  I confess I had not heard of her until I watched Chelsea but she was very good and obviously loves plants.  I will watch any series she makes - looking forward to it.

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:41

That video was horrific those monsters can go anywhere.  The weird thing is how they do different things in different gardens.  Ighten, my aquilegia leaves are manna for the snails, they are always munching them, although thankfully the damage to the plant overall is minimal. 

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