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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:38

Morning Fairy, morning chaps

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:28

Hmmm - all those fluffy clouds have joined up and are looking decidedly grey - hardly any blue bits left - certainly not enough to make a sailor a pair of trousers

idiots guide to preparing bedding soil ready for planting

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:22

Hellebores, hostas, foxgloves, salvias, some clematis ... loads of things are happy in semi-shade

Lots of suitable plants in the light/dappled shade section here https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?pid=100

Make sure you've dug the beds wide enough from front to back - they always need to be wider than you think - a bed narrower than a metre is too narrow to do much with.

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:58

As Verdun has said, you need to check out the pollination requirements of your particular variety of blueberry. 

And it's worth noting that even the 'self fertile' ones produce a much better crop with another planted nearby.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/blueberries

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:51

Gorgeous morning here - sunshine and blue skies, and not a breath of wind - only 3.9C when I got up, but I think it's rising pretty quickly - however there are some little fluffy clouds forming up high as I type - just checked the forecast for here - mainly dry but some showers this morning - more rain late afternoon with possibility of thunderstorms and hail.

idiots guide to preparing bedding soil ready for planting

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:29

Dig it over removing weeds, roots and large stones etc and breaking clods of soil down with the back of your fork until it's a fairly fine 'tilth'.  I'd then buy a bag or two of 'soil conditioner' from the garden centre, spread it over along with a scattering of Fish, Blood and Bone (a general purpose slow-release fertiliser) , fork it all into the surface and Bob's your Uncle

What are you going to plant?

Removing paving stones to lay a lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:22

Hello Matthew

I would mix the sand with plenty of good topsoil then firm and prepare as normal.  I've seen jolly good lawns come from being laid on quite sandy soil - as long as it's more soil than sand.  Just make sure you remove any rubble and other builder's debris that often finds its way into the foundations of a patio.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:10

Good morning Clari and Joyce  - you snuck in behind me

Coffee anyone?


 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:07

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around

Pdoc  Verdun posted yesterday evening about blueberries and scented plants - I think that otherwise he's been  busy eating that huge chocolate egg he found - and he mustn't talk with his mouth full must he?

I sowed some seeds on Saturday - both lots of Cosmos are up already - very chuffed especially as one of them was an old packet I bought from Wyevale's sale of out of date  stock and then left in a box for several years - it's a deep pink that they say changes to a bronze as it ages https://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/seeds/cosmos/cosmos_bipinnatus_antiquity.htm

Looking forward to seeing it

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