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Posted: 07/07/2013 at 07:54

I wouldn't feed until you've got fruit setting. 


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 07:53

Good morning all, inspection done in jimjams and bare feet this morning  This morning will be busy with Tartar hordes arriving at midday and I want to get everything prepped before they arrive.  Hedgehogs have pooped all over they terrace again, so the Under Gardener will have to sweep it again!   

Any ideas please?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:32

Could it be cuckoo spit? 

If so you need do nothing - they little froghoppers will not harm an established shrub. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:14

Cheers  KEF ((hug))

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:12

Thunder & lightening = golden syrup and cream 

Tennis will be on in the sitting room - leads out into the garden so you'll be fine FG - lots of stuff for the non-drinkers - looking forward to trying the non-alcoholic Mohitos    No need to dig a hole for the plastic plates, when you leave here you'll be going past an old chalk mine - you can chuck them down there.  Its an SSSI, but the rare bats won't mind 

Potato leaves going yellow....Hellllllppp !!!!!

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:04

Not all potatoes flower (I've no idea why) so maybe your potatoes have done their growing and are ready to harvest 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:52

If you can be here for midday that'd be good - seem to be catering for about 100 but only have glasses, crockery, cutlery for about a dozen, so if you could bring your own .............

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:43

Hello folks - the garden and terrace have been tidied up a bit ready for our visitors tomorrow - some of the bigger-leaved plants on the Shady Bank were flagging a bit, so   it's all had a good soaking this evening - got to have it looking lush tomorrow - last time my son's MIL saw this garden it was covered in ancient ivy!

We BBQd some pork steaks with a maple syrup glaze and had them with bruschetta and salad this evening, then BBQd bananas with Thunder & Lightening.  Just another practice for the big event tomorrow.  Mr Roots is marinading some chicken in my kitchen, there is meringue in the oven, freshly made mayo in the fridge and ice in the freezer and lots of drinks in the garage fridge, including non-alcoholic Mohitos and posh ginger beers and lemonades for the drivers.

Now I'm sitting on the sofa with a cooling Campari and soda - the rest can be done tomorrw morning 


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 18:00

And look on the bright side - black spot on roses is an indicator of good air quality 

Yucca pot plant help please

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:56

If you do get it adopted, if you like sculptural houseplants, you might find that a Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant) to your liking, or a Rubber plant (Ficus elastica) - both do well in filtered daylight.  Or even that much neglected Victorian favourite, the Aspidstra 

The Monstera will need a moss pole (available from most florists) to climb up.


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