Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:32

Oooh!  The gods are being a bit noisy moving that furniture around up there this afternoon ... 

Planting clematis with canes

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:16

I do what you do - carefully untie them from the cane and spread out the stems training them against three canes fanned out towards the trellis. 


And planting a good bit deeper than they were in the pot too, of course. 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:09

The rain has just started so I've had to come in from pruning the grapevine.  I was going to do the pear and gooseberries too but they'll have to wait for another day 


I'll put the tv on and switch back and forth between the tennis and the football - hope it doesn't get too exciting ... 


Overgrown weeds and grass on lawn area

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:02

One of the most important things is the thorough firming of the soil before turfing - otherwise you'll have a lumpy and bumpy lawn. 


Something to worry about?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:11

Don't think there's any danger of that 

Something to worry about?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:01

Yes, I think those are fertilizer pellets - looks to me as if someone's been a bit over generous with them for a pot that size - I'd remove half.


The fuzzy white bits are mould or fungus that is breaking down the old leaves - just remove the dead brown leaves.  It'll be fine.  Don't overwater.  


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 13:57
Liriodendron says:

... Hosta, please don't fade away!  Maybe a share of Bushman's full Scottish is in order.


...



Not my share   and besides, his OH does a very excellent Full English - come to think of it, all my second and third helpings when at Hosta's place the other day probably explain why I've not lost 3lbs 

Overgrown weeds and grass on lawn area

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 13:28

Hi Carlos and welcome 


If you have a look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/maintain-the-garden/how-to-renovate-your-lawn/ 


and scroll down you'll find a video on how to prepare the ground to lay turf.  


Hope that helps 

Such a handsome chap

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 13:07
B3 says:

How can people call toads ugly?


See original post

 Some people have no taste or imagination 


PP I've spotted him 

Such a handsome chap

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:53

I was pulling up the wallflowers in the front garden when I found this handsome chap. No wonder the Hostas in that bed are so free from damage. Mr Toad the Gardeners friend 

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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