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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:45

Morning SGL

I might join you on the sofa with the knitting later ... once I've been to the GC, sown some seeds and organised a meal or two

pruning honesuckle

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:43

Hi Sallya

I'd cut it back hard now - new fences are expensive (I speak from experience) - and give it some Fish, Blood and Bone.  I'm pretty convinced it'll flower fine in the summer, but even if it misses a year it's better than a new fence

Advice on weed burners please..

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:37
Bonsai-Marc wrote (see)

the salt and vinegar goes on the weeds, in cracks , not into flower beds etc

And when it rains it runs off into the flower beds

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:33
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all. Dove, methinks foot shooting  !!!!  ...

Ah, but I got what I wanted, a feisty individual with a strong character for a daughter - there have been times when I thought, 'What have I done???'   But she's turned out absolutely great in the end - things definitely improved when she discovered gardening

Morning Hosta, Wonky, Hazel, Clari and the rest of you ((hugs))

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:35

Hi Scarletfloss

Could we have a photo please, and some details of the soil and any feeding/watering regime?


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:01

Have a lovely birthday Fruitcake


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:55

Will do Fairy

Morning Verdun ... I have a theory about Katies, Katherines etc, .... they're always quite feisty characters - Henry the VIII had a lot of trouble with several of them, Shakespeare named several of his 'heroines' Kate/Katherine etc and they were 'women of character'.  Lots of them in history have feisty reputations ... and I know one who frequently makes her presence felt .............. but she's probably having a lay in this morning

Runny - Cornwall is gorgeous, in all weathers!  And a large part of it is under cover - you can easily spend a whole day at the Eden Project and the food there is very good too.   Have a lovely time.

Tomato seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:35

Don't overfeed and only water when the leaves begin to flag, then give them a really good soaking.  That way you're growing them hard and the flavour is much better.

Over fed and over watered tomatoes taste like water. 

Jumping bugs

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:32

They're good guys, they help break down organic stuff in the soil and do loads of other good things (see here )


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:28

Good morning DD and everyone as you arrive   G'day Pat   Tell us more about the Snowy Mountain Scheme ...

OH has set off on his bike for work - he's only got the Saturday lad with him today, usually there are three of them on a Saturday but the boss seems to think they won't be busy ....... but the sun is still shining here in the east, the garden centre is open today and not tomorrow .... I think they'll be busy. 

I'm going up to the gc later this morning - I need some lawn treatment for the front lawn, seaweed fertiliser for the back lawn, clematis fertiliser for the climbers, JI 3 to repot the fig and the Campsis radicans, and some string ............. can I get anything for anyone?

 Coffee anyone?

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