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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 07:40
Good morning all G'day Pat
On my phone and drinking coffee while the rest of the house is still sleeping. I slept like a log as OH tried adjusting the water pressure as per my suggestion. Perhaps I should've been a plumber?
Going to visit a local gardener and her garden today

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 01:07
Aym, after you've cut the top spikes you should get lots more sprouts forming in the axils of the leaves up and down the stem. Only when you've harvested all of these is your sprouting broccoli finished. The plants should crop for a couple of months at least.

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:40
Berbers - the spiniest plant I've ever met - also insects just love the flowers and the small birds seek refuge among the spines when the sparrow hawk is about

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:36
KT, no point in us suggesting growth retardants if they're not available any more. We we're asked to suggest alternatives and that's what we've done.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:29
Hello folks- just popping in
Climbing hydrangea is best up a wall. It clings by adventitious roots like ivy does. You need more of a twiner or scrambler for an arch.

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:57
What are the alternatives?

Either a pair of shears

Or

A builder and some bricks

:-/

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:45
Beans are often grown on the same site year after year. That's not a problem as there aren't pests/deficiencies that build up in the soil.

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:42
Right, that's a different scenario to what I'd envisaged. I'd put some tall narrow obelisks between the espalier and grow either sweet peas/ ipomeas/canary creeper/ blackeyed Susan, that sort of thing

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 13:18
A bed 12" wide at the base of a wall is not a promising site for anything of any size. Anything planted there will need far more care and attention than plants in a wider bed. The foot of a wall will be in a rain shadow and susceptible to swirling buffeting gusts of wind. A wider bed will allow for mulching which will retain moisture. It will also allow for denser planting so the plants can support each other.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:06
Good morning all. On phone so smilies limited
I would've slept well had the loo in the en suite not developed mind of its own and made a noise for five mins or so every hour. How come I was the only person it woke?
Now I'm up drinking coffee and listening to the jackdaws in the inglenook chimney.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

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Choose just one ...

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Another excuse for cake ............  
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

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