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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:50

The Under Gardener has been lovely this afternoon - apparently I'm not yet fit to plant shrubs and bulbs, so under supervision he has planted a buddliea, some perennials and some bulbs for me.

Now I'm roasting a chicken and chunks of squash to have with roast potatoes and runner beans for our supper.

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Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:36

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Help needed please

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:08

I think the error message you're getting may be because the picture is too big, or because the site is too busy.

Are you clicking on the green tree icon to upload?

Please can anyone tell me what this is.

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:07

It is a lovely helpful and friendly site isn't it

That is a gorgeous begonia - I'm recently warming to orange - it must be the time of year.

You see that yellow flowered plant behind the lamp in that last photo - that's another type of oxalis like the purple leaved one - you have the beginning of a collection

Please can anyone tell me what this is.

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 15:28

The purple leaves belong to an oxalis, probably Oxalis triangularis.

Don't know about the plant with the orange flowers. Is that what you call the Bonfire plant?   I like it.

Don't the purple and the orange look good together

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 13:46

For some reason I'm now able to zoom in on the pic - so scrub my suggestion of Sisyrinchium.

I'm tempted to go along with the Carex theory. 

Fruit trees

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:50

Fish, Blood and Bone is an organic slow-acting fertiliser.  I usually apply it to fruit trees in the very early spring (February), but I know some people who are happy to apply it at any time in the winter after the leaves have fallen.

It will aid healthy sturdy growth rather than the soft lush growth that often results from the use of a high nitrogen fertiliser, so it's just what your quince needs.

Dilemma

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:53

Happy to be corrected Dave - however when with Soc. Services were were told to contact the police in the first instance - if they needed support from RSPCA (to remove animals etc) they would seek it, but we were very clearly told that they had no investigatory powers. 

On reflection, the cases we would have been reporting would have usually been regarding animals within someone's home, so that may been the reason for the difference in approach.

 

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:46

It won't let me zoom in on it - does it have bulbs, corms or rhizomes?

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