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A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:43

Ah!  I've discovered an earlier post of yours

"I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination.I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination."

If it's the dry season, try telling the Olympic sailors at Rio!   LOL  

I still want to know what the prize is ... an all expenses trip out to Rio for the last day of athletics and the closing ceremony?  ... if so I'll research tropicals 

Last edited: 13 August 2016 08:44:23

A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:24

I'm confused  

a couple of days ago you were gardening in Lincolnshire   "Field Maple (Acer campestre). It is the perfect habitat for many species of nesting birds.We have a couple in our hedge at the garden bottom in Lincs."

Your biog says that you've  "...  gardened all over the world apart from UK. ..."  (my underlining)

and yet yesterday you were advising authoritatively on the edibility or otherwise of British fungi.

It's very hard for us to make meaningful comments on your tree unless we know where it is.  

Or if this is a rather odd sort of quiz, what's the prize? 

Photo Competition

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:09

Hi Whippet - I've flagged this up to the Mods so they can get the magazine team to answer your query - but it may well be early next week before they're in the office ... 

Have a good weekend 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:07
Fairygirl says:

I managed to miss that Dove - had to go out. Brilliant though  ...

 I've managed to find it for you Fairy 

Hadn't realised it'd carried on from the day before ... 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 07:41

Good morning Clari    and the rest of you as you arrive 

Clari, I've got a job for you ... you can hold the sofa down for me while I do a bit of h*wk/cooking/garden tidying this morning - then I'll join you to watch the 'lympics this afternoon 

The ballet last night was great - performed 'in the round' in the castle keep, sitting very close with our toes on the edge of the dance surface.

We stopped on the way home to get kebabs. They misunderstood our request for extra chillies and we discovered a box of very good chips in the bag 

Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 07:35

My lawn is well established over years and years, and it's the colour of cardboard in this dry spell - as has been said it's not a great time of year to have laid turf ... get a good lawn sprinkler.

Good luck 

About to eat these mushies. Safe?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 07:31

I've eaten wild mushrooms I've foraged on many occasions - but I've been taught how to recognise some of the safe ones (and the similar dangerous ones) and am pretty sure of what I'm doing.

I would never offer an edibility ID of a mushroom/fungi over the internet.  If you don't know that a mushroom is safe then don't eat it.

If you're interested in foraging there are lots of places online that offer hands on foraying courses - just put mushroom foraging into Google and boo a course - the right time of the year is nearly here.

However, you may  be  in hospital by now...................... 

Honeysuckle Periclymenum Rhubarb & Custard

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 00:00

It sounds to me as if your plant has powdery mildew. This often happens when honeysuckle suffers from drought. They need a cool deep root-run, damp soil and ' their feet in the shade and their faces in the sun'.  Get that right and your plant will be stronger and healthier. 

That being said, honeysuckles often get a bit of powdery mildew at this time of year. My substantial honeysuckles planted in the soil  on shady banks against cool fences have got a bit of it in this dry spell and I've been using a seep hose to water them at the roots

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:57

And you're right - I'd go a bit lower - don't forget the gardening saying - Growth follows the knife 

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:48
punkdoc says:

I love it.

I think I would leave it as it is.

See original post

 I love it too ... looks like Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood  (or how I imagine it anyway).  I'd just manage the bracken and as Fairy suggests, create a woodland fringe garden at the edges ... I'd give my eye teeth for that 

P.S.  I'd add loads and loads of different sorts of bird boxes, also for bats, owls and nest sites for different falcons etc.  

Perhaps put nectar-rich plants in the glades for woodland butterflies and food plants for their caterpillars.

And ask Father Christmas for a trail camera or two 

Last edited: 12 August 2016 16:52:34

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