Dovefromabove


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Creating a dry riverbed

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 09:48

When I think of a 'dry riverbed garden' I think of something along the lines of the Desert Wash at East Ruston http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/575/desert-wash.htm  (although obviously on a smaller scale).


Is that the sort of thing you're thinking of or am I barking up totally the wrong tree? 

What's wrong with my cactus?

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 09:09

I think you should water your cacti much less ... once a month would be sufficient in the summer and hardly ever in the winter ... I know the soil dries out quickly but it's supposed to 


And as has been said, they need the highest light levels you can give them ... they need to be on windowsills, not desks. 

Last edited: 12 October 2017 09:10:46

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 07:59

Good morning all  G'day Pat  Glad ghe appointment was good. 


Sunshine here this morning 

Canna

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 07:42

we got our canna from Hostafan . Shame I don't have a photo on this phone ... It's been glorious but is going over now. We protect the container with polystyrene. and pop it all in the in the little unheated greenhouse for the winter. 

Last edited: 12 October 2017 07:43:35

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 18:06

Don't know that one Fairy 


Yes, I know that sitting with my foot up has weakened back muscles which is why I shouldn't have gone at things like a bull in a china shop yesterday ... I've been in this situation before (with my knee) and know it will get better with a bit of time and being sensible 


Sky has an ominous grey/yellowish hue ... not sunset yellow ... looks more stormy ... think we've got some rain on the way. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 16:21

Oh Hosta 

To Feed or not to Feed

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 16:14

I wouldn't feed it again if it had chicken manure pellets when it was laid 2 months ago ... any feed will make lush growth which could be damaged by frost. 


Also I wouldn't lower your cutter bar at this time of year ... I never have mine lower than 'medium' and lawns should be cut 'longer' in the winter anyway.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 15:05
Joyce21 says:

...  Maybe a few yesterday's since bale pitching Dove 


Takes twice as long to do some things once you're 27


See original post

 I know  ... and I rushed it 'cos I thought it was going to rain   ... next time I say I'm going to cut the grass will someone please remind me about today!!!  It's not as if OH is ever reluctant to do it for me ... it's just that I like doing stuff myself ...

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 14:00

Back from tennis (just one 5 game match again) ... back still complaining so I've taken some Paracetamol ... I don't like this getting older lark ... just a few weeks of inactivity this summer with my broken foot and now the rest of my body seems to ache after the slightest bit of physical work ... it seems like only yesterday that I used to be able to pitch bales ...  

Anyhoo, I have given the bird feeders a good soak, scrub and a rinse and now they're in the little greenhouse drying off. They should be ok to refill tomorrow.

Grapevine protection

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 12:58

No need to worry about the winter weather ... grapevines can cope with low temperatures.  The only time to worry is if we get a late frost when they are in bud or flowering.


This happened to some English vineyards this year https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/02/english-vineyards-frost-champagne-bordeaux-burgundy 


However, in my fairly sheltered garden in Norfolk we had the best crop of grapes we've ever had. 

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