Dovefromabove


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Can I move my peony?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:40

I think that when peonies get moved sometimes they get planted too deep - they don't like that so they won't flower, so people say they don't like being moved.  

The trick is to move them carefully and keep the depth the same so they don't notice 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:33

The broad beans were fabulous - small, a bit smaller than my thumb nail, and so tender - not a thought of removing their little jackets.  I podded them and popped them straight into boiling water for just a couple of minutes - we ate them with good gammon steaks, creamy fresh parsley sauce and English new potatoes with mint from the garden - there is nothing better.

Those people who don't like broad beans can never have eaten them freshly picked and cooked like that.  Bought broad beans are dry and floury - a different animal all together 

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:27

Don't weed if you've sprayed - let the spray work and turn the leaves brown and shrivelled - it may take several weeks.  When the leaves are dead it means that the spray has travelled down the stems to the roots and is killing them.  If you pull the leaves off before this has happened the roots won't die.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:22

Congratulations TT !!! 

We had the most horrendously heavy hail and some of the loudest thunderclaps I've ever heard this morning when I was driving to see my parents.  Cars were all crawling at 20mph and hail was covering the verges like snow - I was jolly glad that I'd put some sloping canes around my taller perennials before I left home.

 

And Hurrah!  I've just picked nearly a kilo of broad bean pods from the garden - OH says they're nearly £3 a kilo in the farm shop - and all they cost me was the price of the seeds and a little FB&B in the spring   And there's lots more to come, even tho the wind did blow some of the flowers off last week.

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:18

I've had Morning Glory self sow from the year before, even following hard winters - so did you have Morning Glory there/anwhere last year blackest?

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:36

But maybe sow the seed too - for posterity and a jolly good conversation piece 

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:07

If you're growing a wisteria from seed I hope you're relatively young and have plenty of patience - wisterias grown from seed can take up to 20 years to bloom, whereas grafted plants  should flower within 2 or 3 years.  

But what a sense of pride you will have when it does flower 

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:52

 And I can't seem to edit it - but hopefully you get the gist 

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:50
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I think it's charlock (a wild mustard).  I've hoed many a plant out when hand-hoeing in the sugar beet fields.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinapis_arvensis

Or it could be a flowering radish - have a look at the root 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I think it's charlock (a wild mustard).  I've hoed many a plant out when hand-hoeing in the sugar beet fields.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinapis_arvensis

 

blackest wrote (see)

leaves seem a little big for the wild mustard it grows fast compared to most of the plants around it. Ok one to pull then. 

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Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I think it's charlock (a wild mustard).  I've hoed many a plant out when hand-hoeing in the sugar beet fields.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinapis_arvensis

 

blackest wrote (see)

leaves seem a little big for the wild mustard it grows fast compared to most of the plants around it. Ok one to pull then. 

Charlock can grow quite big http://www.habitas.org.uk/flora/images/big/999155.jpg 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:47

WW - I was driving to visit my Aged Ps this morning through the most awful hail and thunderstorm, traffic all crawling at 20 mph - and all the time I was thinking "Well, hopefully we've got it instead of WW"  

Glad I dashed out before I left and put some canes arround some floppy perennials 

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