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Veg Question

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:03

Swiss chard doesn't mind a bit of shade, but it will need watering if the soil is dry because of the trees.  

Dwarf French beans are pretty easy to grow too, and don't mind a bit of shade ... again they'll need watering if the soil is very dry.  

You could grow 'cut and come again' salad stuff in a raised bed on the patio which should keep you supplied all summer without too much effort.  

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 09:29

Hi Landgirl  - if it won't upload try reducing size of pic. 

Grass repair

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 08:46

The 4 in 1 contains a weed killer which may well affect newly germinated grass seed.  

If you're going to re-seed don't use a 4 or 3 in one ... I find that a solution of seaweed fertiliser watered on is a good pick- me-up for lawns.

Growing Herbs

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 08:35

Pa used to just dig up a root of horseradish whenever we needed some horseradish sauce ... making sure that we'd got plenty in a jar for the winter when the horseradish leaves weren't visible to show where it was.  It grew all along the banks around the veg patch on the farm. Watch out ... it's a spreader. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 08:23

Good luck with the greenhouse Wonky   I've started  the jumper   Oh, and your uncle is Very Impressed Indeed with your new job.  He knows of the estate ... "Very Smart" is what he said! Coming from him that means something ... he's not easily impressed as you know.  

I've just put the sprinkler on the broad beans for 15 mins ... then it's going on the herbaceous perennial beds and then I'll put the soaker hose on the bank for the clematis , honeysuckles and roses. All the fruit bushes will be getting two buckets of water each - three for the pear tree, and several buckets full for the grapevine and the rhubarb. Bro (big potato farmer) says he and the men will be manning the irrigators all over the Easter boliday ... he's never known the ground so dry this early. 



Posted: 14/04/2017 at 07:12

Mike ... check back ... It's your post that was removed ... think about what you wrote. 

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 06:59

These were planted in this shady north facing bed in autumn 2012 - they keep coming back and giving a lovely show - the exception that proves the rule 

Micanthus Gold Bar

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 06:50

its not a plant I grow but my understanding is that the gold  colouring appears in warmer weather 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 06:43

Rise and shine everyone! There's a man with a paintbrush and a pot of paint and he's climbing a ladder up to Lantanas window!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 06:37

Good morning all  G'day Pat, if you're about 

it looks overcast out there ... today Ill get stuff ready for our few days at MILs. Must remember to top up the screen wash - we'll be driving westward in the evening!

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