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Plant Id

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 15:02

Hi ... if you're having problems uploading a photo try reducing the size ... that usually works 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 13:57

Just had a very noisy few minutes ... a couple of  RAF Typhoons  carrying out various manoeuvres above the house ... figure eights and spirals etc ... they're incredibly agile but very noisy!  A couple of years ago there were complaints and an apology when three of them carried out some pretty low level stuff over the city ... today's performance was quite high up.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 13:10

Electrician has been and gone and the extractor fan works properly again £18 

He said we're forecast temps of 20C plus at the weekend ... think OH and I will be finishing off the autumn tiidying in the garden 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:42

Does anyone have any Thalictrum seeds going spare?  Aqualegifolium, delavayii and lucidum .

Think they may be just right for a bit of colour on The Shady Bank.

Pruning back a large Forsythia/Beech hedge

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:26

There shouldn't be a problem with cutting it back pretty hard.  The  leaves will grow back just fine in the spring 

It would be better (looks and growth) if you make the bottom of the hedge slightly wider than the top, so it's sort of a flat-topped A shape, but not so exaggerated.  That way the base of the hedge will get plenty of light and grow just as thick as the rest of the hedge.  If you look around you'll see that a lot of hedges are quite thin at the bottom.  

Bulb ID

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 11:27

They work for me now ... think my laptop was playing sillybeggars 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 11:16

Right ... that's the grass cut front and back   ... it was damper than I thought so it was more like silage making than grass cutting, but at least I won't have to put long boots on to take the peelings to the compost bin  It's harder going when the grass is wet ... I need a sit down and a 

I haven't done the edges ... it'll just have to look 'relaxed and casual'. 

Last edited: 10 October 2017 11:17:08

Opinion about watering assistance

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:59

I have completed your questionnaire, but I agree with KT53 and Bob ... I use my finger and my eyes and my experience.  Different plants need different amounts of water in different conditions and at different times of year.  I think pots like the ones you envisage will result in a lot of over and under watering.


Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:47

Glad you like the cake Lyn ... it's a good one isn't it?   And glad you had a good day ... we don't go many weeks without getting to the coast ... it feels necessary somehow 

Fairy, Wonky used to feel just like that about the perfumery parts of department stores.  She does sometimes wear a light perfume nowadays ... think it's Mark Jacob's Daisy that she likes ... but at one time I couldn't get her through the doors of her local Debenhams 'because of the smell' .

OH is heading for the bank and the shops for me ... when I've finished this coffee I'll be cutting grass ...

Bulb ID

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:40

I can't make that link work Lyn ... is this better? 

Edited to say, no that doesn't work for me either ... but if I put Crinum mauritanum into Google I get a Wiki page of a plant that looks very like what Hosta's pic shows. 

Last edited: 10 October 2017 09:41:00

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