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Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 09:03

Hello Topbird and everyone 

All windows and doors open and a breeze blowing over the sofa ....... Rick Stein on his barge trip through France on the telly ..... dreaming and salivating here .... 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 08:51


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Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 08:04

Goodness me Pete ... surely no one would do anything misleading as that would they? 

Plant ID - climber

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 08:00

I have honeysuckles and clematis on a bank in a similar situation, but  against a north-facing fence.. there is a rain-shadow effect and I have a soaker hose along the bank  to give it a real soaking when the bed seems dry, particularly in the run up to flowering.  

Since I did this, and since I've added home made compost mulch to the bed every spring and started feeding all the climbers with specialist Clematis feed in the spring, we've had really good flowering.

I've put vine eyes and wires across the fence for support.  

I don't know whether you could move the honeysuckle ...... it depends on it's size.  What you could do is to layer some of the shoots to make cuttings.   Within a few months you'll have new honeysuckle plants ready to detach and pot up to grow on and plant out next year. 

Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 07:46

I don't think you need a container that large for tomatoes - it would be a waste of space and compost ... I use very large plastic flower pots for my tomatoes ... roughly the size of the one in the picture.  

Although it might look possible to plant more than one tomato in those bags, I don't think it's advisable ... tomatoes in particular need space ... lots of air flowing through and around the leaves ... if the plants are too close it creates the ideal conditions for fungal infections such as blight.  

Even when I have one plant per pot, I keep the pots well spaced apart..

I think those bags are better suited to growing potatoes or courgettes ... one courgette plant to a bag.  

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 07:40

Morning everyone     G'day Pat  

I've just had a quick hobble around the garden ... now OH has gone to work and I'm on the sofa with a yoghurt, a mug of coffee and you lot ... 

Next steps

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 06:47

What have you done so far!?

what are you trying to achieve?

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 18:53
Forestedge says:

...  Dove ....were you a guide or browny leader once?

 Nope ... never had anything to do with them really ... Wonky was a Brownie for a few weeks but she didn't like being told what to do   

I grew up in such a tiny village so far away from other villages there weren't enough children around to have any sort of 'Pack'.

Why do you  ask ... was it something I said 

Last edited: 16 June 2017 18:54:23

100ft South Facing Garden -

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 17:38

Get yourself a copy of Alan Titchmarsh's How to Garden: Small Gardens book ... around £5.50 on Amazon ......... it's full of ideas for creating privacy in your garden without  having to be in a gloomy space surrounded by high fences and hedges.


Posted: 16/06/2017 at 17:30

Then I see no alternative for you but to ingratiate yourself with the other users of the garden

perhaps they'll tiptoe around quietly and keep things spick and span  

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