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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:32

He's down at the harbour with the clams Verdun  

Good morning

Grafted

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:30

Aronia, hawthorn and mountain ash are all rosaceae so theoretically compatible.

Tomatoes and potatoes are both from the solanum family as are aubergines which are also grafted together with the other two. 

I think it's highly unlikely that grafting chokeberry onto an apple rootstock would change the nature of the growth pattern of the chokeberry.  It might make it more or less vigorous than it would be on it's own roots, that is all. 

Whats best for screening a warehouse - upto 5-6m. Please see images.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:19

You don't have room for more trees - the ones you have need all the room there is there.  Planting more trees will damage the ones you already have.

Think of the old rule of thumb that the roots of a tree below ground occupy as much space as the branches above. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:12

Good morning all   G'day Pat   Package was waiting for us when we arrived home yesterday THANKYOU!!!  We'll look at it when we've caught up with a few jobs here

chicky wrote (see)

...   just need the clocks to change so that I can get out to the GH when I get home from work and I'll be happy as a sandboy

......which poses today's million dollar question ....why are sandboys so happy ???

And a follow up question - who or what is a sand boy?

What are these?!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:34

Those are corms rather than bulbs.  A new corm (sometimes more than one) forms on top of the old one each year.

More info here https://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/blog/the-difference-between-bulbs-and-corms/

Yours might be crocosmias

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:35

No, they're bi-enniel - they grow in the first year, produce the flowers in the second year and then turn up their toes and go to the great allotment in the sky

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:33
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Can't I tempt you to several barrowloads?

You're very kind - you should keep sheep and/or goats down on that pasture around the lake - the roasting joints would come ready-infused with minty-ness

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:17

Ah, I didn't say it was 'in the ground' - it's in large pots sunk into the ground, but with the rim protruding by several inches.

Black Spots on Laurel Leaves

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:07

Result!

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:05

  A small root will be fine thanks

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
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