Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:21

Light shower just now, exactly as per the forecast. If the forecast continues to be correct it'll stop soon and then be dry all day 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 07:23:02

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:18

Missed that Hosta !!! 


Glad our favourite won ... A refreshing change    We went to bed before the voting. 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 07:18:50

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:47

Oooh! Morning Fairy  Didn't see you there ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:45

Good morning all  G'day Pat 


Chicky, hope your dad makes a good recovery. 


Hosta, watching bluetits here too 


It's a bit grey out there, but still dry ... Not sure what the forecast is ...

Last edited: 14 May 2017 06:48:40

Buddleia

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:22

Normally you would cut buddleia right back to knee height in March. As it's now mid May I would reduce half the branches to knee height and cut the rest back to a metre tall.


Give it a sprinkling of rose fertiliser or alternatively a watering with tomato feed and stand well back - it will put on lots of growth and soon be covered with blooms.   If you remove each bloom as it turns brown you will encourage more flowers and  prolong the blooming period. 


In December cut the whole plant back to half it's height to prevent wind rock and consequent root damage. 


Next March cut the whole plant back to knee height and feed. 


Enjoy the butterflies 

Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:08
Lyn says:

I've only just sowed mine, will plant out after May, probably second week in June. 



 Same here 

Identification please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:54

That looks to me like Salix caprea ... (Goat Willow) ... self seed everywhere and grow far too big for most gardens.  


https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/goat-willow/ 

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:46

As Dave says, "landscape fabric is no match for Mares Tail, Will...."


Horsetail/marestail will grow through tarmac ... 


Plant id please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:21

That looks like a Potentilla fruticosa.


See this earlier thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/potentilla-fruticosa/72704.html 


I'd give it a feed of Fish Blood and Bone.  


They don't usually need a lot of pruning but if it needs reshaping late autumn is the time.

onions

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:47

You can buy red 'spring onions' in some shops.  You can use either as spring onions.  


https://www.sarahraven.com/veg_fruit/seeds/veg_seeds/spring_onion_north_holland_blood_red.htm 

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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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Getting my own back ....

 
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Pond mystery solved

 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

 
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