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Gooseberry sucker

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:04

I took cuttings from my gooseberry two years ago - they're forming fruit now. 

Last edited: 09 April 2017 17:05:18

Unknown plants

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:02

Snap! Kitty 

Unknown plants

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:01

The clematis looks like an Alpina type - it looks very like one that I grow that is just coming into flower now Clematis alpina 'Willy' 

The first pic looks to me like a type of red clover.

Seed to buy

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:54

I find Real Seeds good value - if you look here you'll find they have a reduced P&P for the low/unwaged 

Tomato seedlings no leaves

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:49

Start again ... but that's weird ...   any slimy silvery trails ... it's not unknown for slugs and snails to lurk in houseplants etc and come out and attack seedlings at night ... ?

What is this?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:35

Yes, Japanese Knotweed.  If you've just bought the house the vendor is supposed to notify the purchaser of it's presence in the garden and any surveyor ought to spot it.  

Unless someone had tried to hide its presence its dead stalks ought to have been visible in the autumn/winter.  

I wouldn't be at all happy if I'd bought a property and the vendor had known about it and hidden the fact.  It's illegal to do that.  

More info about the legal position here: 

Last edited: 09 April 2017 16:39:07

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:10

I rang Wonky about 2.30 ............... no real evidence of  any activity . just a murmur and a promise to phone me later ... I suggested tomorrow would be fine.  

There had been a chance that son would be calling here to crash in the spare room following a 'get out' in Solihull and a meeting today in Norfolk, but the meeting today was cancelled so he went straight home arriving at 5am to find his cat being terrorised by a starling which had got in via the chimney.  Just as well he went home, the mess could have been horrendous and as his house is on the market he'd have had a lot of rushed cleaning to do! 

Fairy, the National was fantastic - a good race and a worthy winner   Did I ever tell you that my cousin nearly trained a National Winner - Smart Tar in '89  - two fences from home with a good lead ahead of Little Polveir and he took a great leap at the second last fence and unseated a young Carl Llewellyn leaving Little Polveir with nothing to do but get over the last fence unscathed.   That's the last time I ever put money on a race.   Sadly the following year Smart Tar slipped and broke his hind leg while being exercised in a training pool  a few days before the National   John Francome had been tipping him to win. 

White bells out of control

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:09

Are they Lily of the Valley? 

I'm not going to be of much help to you if so ........... I'm trying very hard to grow some here 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 13:58

The one I bought was in quite a deep pot and the roots go right down to the bottom ... I've potted the four on into clematis pots!  

Planting strawberries - do they have to be in rows?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 13:41

In that case ... I agree with Bob ... I usually do 

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