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Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:05

Glad you're ok - sorry work's getting int he way of gardening   I've discovered work's not good for you - my blood pressure's gone down and so has my weight since I retired!   I think everyone should do it - would save the NHS a fortune 

Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:52

Hi Hostafan - good to see you   

Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:46

Yes, they're not going to be tall in a hurry - it's because they grow round and about rather than straight up like the ordinary hazels. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:44

Good morning all   we got back last night - had a chinese takeaway and went to sleep  all  seems well in the garden - proper inspection to be done later but nothing looks parched and withered so son has done good!

Driving to Lincs on Friday was SO HOT even with the top down - OH kept rubbing my arms and shoulders with sun cream as I was driving along - made lorry drivers chuckle!!!

Had lovely time with his family eating his sister's birthday cake (made by 12 year old niece) and visiting other sister's new horse, and going to pub for cooling drinks.  Not a drop of rain anywhere and still scorchio on the way back yesterday evening!

I've had a quick read back - glad hedgehog is on the road to recovery Fidget.  

The rest of you seem to be coping ok with bites, stings, tvs,  puppies, aubergines and OHs 

 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:27

Good garden hygiene may help - remove and bag the vines.  Wash/sterilise any tools before using in potato area after using in tomato area - wash your hands etc.  Prayer??? 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:22
David K wrote (see)

You're such a sweetie, Dove....thank you. xxx Obviously not grown using anything I have written here.

Hope you like this one, it's 'Lisa Marie', an Eagle introduction.

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0890-1.jpg

 

That is gorgeous David, thank you - I shall make a note 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:17

Enjoy your evening out Annie - keep up with this thread and then if you change your mind you can pop over and help us eat cake 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:12

Mmm, I've had them collapse overnight - and I mean collapse - but it was back in my early days of growing  toms when I didn't know what to look out for so probably missed the early signs.  Also I was growing  them in a small high walled garden with very poor air circulation and did what neighbours told me which was to keep the humidity high .

 

 

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:39

We've noticed that some small mammals ( young hedgehogs in particular) are suffering from dehydration in this hot spell.

If everyone puts out a shallow dish of water somewhere in their garden - a flowerpot saucer will be fine - and keeps it topped up, it will help enormously.  

You may not think that you have hedgehogs visiting your garden, but you might be surprised ............... and the last thing you want to be surprised by is a dead hedgehog on your lawn. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:35

I'll send him over Clari - he'll be thrilled to be called a 'lad' - he was just moaning yesterday about having inherited his father's 'mature hairline' 

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