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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:24
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

...........I  'm not keen on yellowy heucheras, I think they look ill and I agree with Fairy about the lettuce like one. But I like ordinary green ones with pink or red flowers and I like dark red ones.

I'm not usually keen on yellow leaved plants, but I had to find something that would be happy in some shade and that son could differentiate from green alkanet and other likely inhabitants of his border.  When he was a lot younger he proudly told me that he'd put the dead potato stalks on Daddy's bonfire .............. so why was it I couldn't fine the newly planted black currant plants 

If I'd got him those green ones I can quite see that he may have eaten them with some steak and vinaigrette 

My Ransom

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:57

I love the sound of a push lawnmower being used.  And of course, Ransome lawnmowers are from just down the road from us at Ipswich 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:15

We're in the wrong job Nut - look here  http://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Cherry_Laurel.html?gclid=COb90pirosACFdLKtAod-DgAaA 

a 2m cherry laurel £60+ 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57197.jpg?width=225&height=225&mode=max

 

Heirloom varieties

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:09

Don't know about whole fruit, but they make and sell juices  http://www.brogdalejuices.co.uk/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:06

I've never really been a heuchera fan ............. but in trying to find something that will brighten that border for son, without him having to spend much time on it, heuchera - especially the bright yellowy bronze of Electra - seemed to fit the bill.  I might be getting hooked ................... 

Son's house has a little south-east facing terrace at the front so I thought the yellow phormium would look good in a tub on there and again, hopefully hit won't be too temperamental.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:43

I had to deliver a signboard to the farm shop for OH.  What is the farm shop next to?  It's next to the GC isn't it?   I had to go there for some hort. grit didn't I?   Is that all I came away with?    No it isn't 

But I do have a good excuse 

Son has had a new close-boarded fence erected along the side of his driveway.  He wants honeysuckle and clematis on the fence and something attractive in the north-facing bed along the length of the fence.  I'm taking cuttings/layerings of the honeysuckles and clematis on my north-facing fence  so that's got that sorted. 

Son is going to dig the border over and edge it and incorporate manure etc over the winter so he needs herbaceous plants for planting next spring.  Right?

So me buying some Heuchera 'Electra' and a Phormium 'Yellow Wave' today to plant up a tub on my front porch for the winter, means that in the spring I'll have some Heuchera plants for his border and a Phormium for the tub on his front porch , doesn't it?   Do you follow me ................. ?

Something to plant now for the kid

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:42

Autumn flowering crocus bulbs are in the garden centres now - you could plant one of those and have flowers in a few weeks 

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Cucumber

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:30

I haven't tried this recipe, but it looks good http://www.thaikitchen.com/Recipes/Sauces-and-Dips/Cucumber-Relish.aspx 

or for something more traditional

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/home/recipe_bread_butter_pickle_1_1633315 

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:20

  I hadn't realised that the branches were torn.  What a shame.  Is it a Victoria plum?  Ours used to bear very heavily - I used a collection of wooden props to hold the branches up when they got heavy. 

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