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Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:19

Spitting with rain here Fairy - so that's an end to my playing in the garden for today ... so the pizza dough for tonight's supper is proving, the tomato topping has been made, mushrooms have been sliced and fried, olives have been pitted, roasted home-grown tomatoes have been taken out of the freezer and anchovies have been located in the pantry.  

Now I shall sit down and do some sewing - hope I don't get whinged at for talking about cooking on a gardening forum 

Last edited: 30 September 2016 15:20:32

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 14:20

BL ((hugs)) xxx

Corn on the Cob

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 13:41

Snap! Bob 

Corn on the Cob

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 13:40

The problem with corn on the cob is that they don't keep once picked and they don't keep on the plant either.  When ours are ready we eat them nearly every day until they're finished 

The alternative is to freeze them, either on the cob like this 

or as kernels 

Salix all bare

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 13:31

Also, a brother's idea of 'watering' may not be sufficient ... he may have squirted it with a hose pipe for a few minutes from time to time.  A salix in soil like that needs at least a bucket full of water at least three times a week in dry spells.  Did he do that do you think? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 13:22

Nothing pretentious about calling things by their proper names Pat   it just avoids confusion.  I mean, if you bought a plant called Black Eyed Susan, you could be getting a Thunbergia or a Rudbeckia - how would you tell?  If people think that's pretentious they just don't understand what they're talking about 

Yes, I've had avocado plants in the house before and this one looks good as it's multi-stemmed - I might pot it up - just a bit short of windowsill space.

Salix all bare

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:44

No point in spraying with Bug Clear - it's not suffering from any infestation and it's indiscriminate - it'll kill all the beneficial insects, bees, lacewings, ladybirds, hoverflies etc that your garden needs 

The problem with you salix is most likely to be due to lack of moisture in the soil.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:40

Oh, and yes, you're right ... that is an avocado plant to the left of the astrantia - it must've come from the compost we put on that bed - now what am I going to do with that? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:36

Enjoy your week away and your singing Liri   We'll keep an eye on the garden for you 

Well, now it's CONFESSION TIME    

I only popped into the GC to pick up some scillas to plant with the Chionodoxa I bought the other day ......... I ended up buying the scillas I'd gone for ... plus some Allium Purple Sensation for the new Sunny Bed and some Narcissus Tresamble (not sure where they're for ), and then an Astrantia 'Star of Love' just followed me home   It's a gorgeous colour, a deep almost beetroot red - it'll pick up the dark ruby colours of the Salvia Wendy's Wish in the Sunny Bed, so I just had to have it, didn't I? 

Last edited: 30 September 2016 12:38:09

Salix all bare

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:21

Salix need a lot of water and are happiest in damp soil.  The soil there looks very dry. 

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