Dovefromabove


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what is gardening?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 13:22

A gardener is always looking forward, planning for the future  ............ in that way gardening counteracts negative and depressive thinking

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 12:15
Hostafan1 says:

tee hee BL. 


Dove:" the parquet needs buffing ..." that's got to be a euphemism. it is, isn't it? ...



 If only ............

what is gardening?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 12:10

Read the threads on this forum - everything you need to know about us and our gardens is already here

Additional Lighting

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 12:08

I'm in Norfolk - I'll be starting my tomatoes, chillies and runner beans at the beginning of April.

Additional Lighting

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 10:58

I agree with Punkdoc.


What sort of plants are you planning to grow, that need starting off so early?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 10:34

Some years ago I changed my surname but most scammers use old information that they've paid little or nothing for ... don't you just love it when you get one of those phonecalls that you know is going to be about the viruses attacking your computer, and the chap asks if you're Mrs Esmerelda Billhooks and you say 'No'.   


There was a silence, then he repeated his question ... again I said 'No'. 


He said, 'You're not?' and I said 'No' again. 


Another pause and some muttering ... then he hung up. 


I shall continue with this tactic ... it's great fun

WHY IS MY PEONY PLANT NOT FLOWERING?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 09:48

Verdun


Perhaps an annual mulching (around the plant - not over the crown) with organic matter would improve the moisture retention in that area too?

Too early to clear old planting material

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 09:44

I'm in Norfolk and I cut mine back a couple of days ago ... similar plants to yours - fairly tough individuals ... however I'm not going to cut back the salvias, penstemons, echinaceas etc just yet. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 09:39
Hostafan1 says:

I'm beginning to see Trump's  and his lot screaming " it's all fake news"  when they hear something they don't like, along the same lines as some, I repeat SOME of the Scottish YES campaigners saying " it's all Westminster interference"....See original post



 Just as successive British governments and media over the years blamed everything on the EU ... then chickens came home to roost  


It's wet outside now ... so a bit more h*wk is on the cards - the parquet needs buffing ...

WHY IS MY PEONY PLANT NOT FLOWERING?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 08:24

jacqui says her peony is in a sunny spot with good drainage - to me that suggests that the buds aren't getting enough moisture to swell - I'd give it a bucketful of water as soon as you see the buds forming, and another bucketful a few days later. 

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