Dovefromabove


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Rampant Climbing Rose

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:42

Have a look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf7F5qhChFM iit's one of the best demonstrations I've seen of how to tame a rampant climbing rose and persuade it to be the flower-full beauty that it should be 

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:34

I've got self-sown foxglove seedlings appearing all over the place at the moment if that's any help  

Annoying viney growth in my lawn

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:17

Use a Weed & Feed treatment in the spring - that should sort it out. 

Can anyone please identify this variety of apple

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:13

Hi Glyn - I'm in Norfolk too 

Gressenhall Museum have an Apple Day each autumn  http://www.museumsnorfolk.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-and-workhouse 

Contact them and find out when the 2014 apple day is being held, and what you will need to take along for them to identify your apple. 

Planting this year after potatoes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:06

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board!  

Sugar beet? 

 

Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Ut - oh, do you know something I don't? 

I just thought it would be fun to try them out. 

Well, I grew up on a farm where we grew acres and acres of sugar beet which was then processed at a 'sugar beet factory' to make Silver Spoon sugar - they're really not very pleasant to eat - imagine sugar sprinkled on a potato -  

You can eat the young leaves as spinach, but Spinach beet is much better.

Anyway, sugar beet is sown in the spring - it doesn't over-winter well.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:52

KEF, glad you have a lovely day   and everyone else seems to be doing ok too!  

Weather's going to be jolly warm tomorrow - don't forget to keep your hydration levels up folks - we need water just as much as our plants do!

Forecast for our outing to East Ruston on Saturday is a 40% likelihood of rain - still, should keep the crowds away 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:05
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

........... Hic- ups Dove...........

Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:17

A very good video here on pruning gooseberry bushes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFAs8kHALz4 

Hope it helps 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:12
Edd wrote (see)

Hello all. St. Swithin's day TODAY.

'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair 
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'

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Edd wrote (see)

Hello all. St. Swithin's day TODAY.

'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair 
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'

Edd wrote (see)

Hello all. St. Swithin's day TODAY.

'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair 
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'

No rain here today so far 

Avocado pit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:09

I think it'll be safest inside - the English climate is becoming more and more unpredictable 

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