Dovefromabove


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Looking for a Sedum mix picture

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:31

Try contacting Adnams Breweries in Suffolk - they have the largest sedum roof in the UK - information and contact details here http://adnams.co.uk/about/news/company-news/doing-the-right-thing/adnams-distribution-centre/ 


Weed or seedling identity question

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:17

On your knees Wakeshine, weeding with your hands and a small hand fork - every week through the growing season!  


One year's seeds make seven years' weeds .......... that's gardening 


And yours have flowered ... third picture down - the spike with knobbly bits, that's the flowers turning into seeds. 

Last edited: 21 July 2016 21:19:53

Tomatoes or something else?!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:11

They'll be tough as old boots now the plants have gone to seed - but it's not a total disaster - you can eat the seedpods - look here http://www.gardenbetty.com/2013/04/radish-seed-pods-and-some-pickles/ 


Delicious 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:05

Been out on the terrace drinking homemade lemonade and being thoroughly beaten by OH  while the sprinkler's been on the sweet corn, followed by the beans and then the new sunny bed before finishing up with the wilderness.  At least the Shady Bank doesn't need the leaky hose on again ... yet


Oh ........... yes .........it was chess again 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:16

Hosta, I've almost made up my mind that we no longer have the space for dahlias  (someone keeps giving me grasses )   - I've almost promised them to Wonky ........... but when the buds open I may change my mind 


Oh flippin 'eck, he's started the angle grinder again .......... 

Updating threads

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 14:31

Sometimes I look at a thread I've posted on and a follow up query has already been responded to by someone else - if I've nothing to add to that response there's little point in me posting again on that particular thread. 


If you feel that your question hasn't been fully answered there's no harm in posting again on that thread to bump the query up to the top again.


But, if the question is significantly different to the original one it's a good idea to start a new thread with an appropriate title - sometimes we may feel that we've said all that we can say on a thread entitled 'Carrots', and if someone then tacks a question about beetroot onto the same thread it may not get answered there, whereas a thread with beetroot in the title would create more interest.  


Does that make sense?

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 14:20

Hello Wonky - we need photos of the giant dahlia ... remember, if you get to the top you have to beware of the ogre ... and any golden geese that lay golden eggs have to be shared with your Mama - that's the law!!! 


Have a fantastic day tomorrow - give Step Gdaughter a big ((hug)) from me and tell her she's a very clever girl .......... a real credit to you both ......... you've done her proud 


Trying to do some potting on outside, but it's getting warmer and warmer and I'm beginning to melt... and now the neighbours across the way have a man and an angle grinder making a noise 

Last edited: 21 July 2016 14:21:07

Hedge is Dying

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:48

Woah!   That's far too much fertiliser - the poor plants are still trying to get their roots established - it's the equivalent of giving a baby a three course gourmet meal plus wine and brandy!  


I wouldn't have given them any feed yet - when it's well established a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone twice a year (spring and early summer) would be all I'd give them.


It's hard to tell whether you've over-watered them - stick your finger in the soil up to the first knuckle.  Is the soil dry or wet?  They only need watering when the soil an inch below the surface is dry. 


I'm a bit confused re the direction of the sunlight - I had no idea that the sun sets in the East in Dublin - don't think it did when we visited 

Last edited: 21 July 2016 12:50:06

Hedge is Dying

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:47

As Obelixx says, we need more info.


Also, is there a membrane under that gravel?

Compost

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:56
Dovefromabove says:

... I make the coffee/fetch the beer 


See original post

 Monty seems to ignore the importance of that bit 

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