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Plant id please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:21

That looks like a Potentilla fruticosa.

See this earlier thread 

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.


Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:47

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

Pepper plant wilting

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:17

I'd say that for a start the plant needs a bigger pot.  There's a huge amount of foliage there to be supported by roots confined to a small amount of compost. 

Chillies need warmer temperatures than tomatoes, and I'm only just beginning to harden off my tomatoes so it may well have been too cool for your chilli outside ... it's been a bit breezy too, and that can really dehydrate a plant.

Pot it up into a larger pot and if it goes outside make sure it's shielded from the wind and that the temperature is at least up to the mid teens.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:51

Hello folks   I've been looking around a lovely garden   

Wonky has worked so hard, and the garden really looks like a 'Gardener's Garden' now ... she took me to a lovely plant nursery and we found ourselves a few bargains ... I bought a couple of Verbascums, Cotswold Beauty and Southern Charm and a Lav. angustifolia 'Miss Katherine'  ... all three will go in the newly extended west facing border at the front of the house.  

We also had a lovely lunch here 

I've also come home with three Viburnum tinus ... possibly 'Eve Price' , which Wonky rescued a while back and potted up and saved for me ... I plan to use them to provide some structure on the Shady Bank ... Wonky also gave me some seedlings from her plum coloured wallflowers.  

I grew up with dogs, always had dogs on the farm and smallholding, and my children grew up with dogs and I love (most) of them ... however my home and lifestyle have changed and nowadays a dog wouldn't suit us, and we wouldn't suit a dog.  

However, from what little I know of Mr & Mrs Pdoc, I've a feeling that Mrs Pdoc may be a very wise woman 

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Posted: 13/05/2017 at 10:12

Wonky, carpal tunnel syndrome runs in Papa Womble's family ...   but they might give you cortico-steriod injections that help ... they helped him.  

Right ........... on my way ................... 

Last edited: 13 May 2017 10:12:57

Planting bulbs

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 09:12

Plant them and hope for a miracle   The lily bulbs might do something ... as for the tulip bulbs, it all depends whether they flowered this spring or last .......... 

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Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:41

Love unexpected close encounters Fairy 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:23

Morning all  

Pansy ... Glad your brother is on the mend and well enough to have a winge.

Washing left out on the line all night didn't cause it to rain  

The far is loaded with all sort of stuff (plants, mags, BBQ!) to deliver to Wonky ... Looking forward to seeing the changes in her garden, and the greenhouse of course !

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Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:15

Good morning Fairy  have a lovely weekend. 

It strikes me that Clari's ex employers struggled with the fact that she was better at the job than they were at theirs ... 

Just watched a single swan fly past the bedroom window towards the marshes 

Why have these leaves gone brown?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:01

Drought can also produce discolouration and most areas have had little if no rainfall for a good while,  so make sure they're not thirsty, but they don't look it to me 

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