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KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:38

Ishall expect to see photos 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:15

Exciting times DD 

 Time for bed! said Zebedee ...

Dead Bonsai?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 21:35

Whatever it is it looks pretty dead to me. 

If you don't have a compost heap or garden incinerator you could  put it in the rubbish bin?

Last edited: 21 June 2017 21:38:52

earth rings around trees

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:33

Not sure what 'looking gay' means   .......... it might look a little camp, depending on the flowers you chose .... however it's better not to cultivate the soil around tree trunks as you may damage the roots near the surface and cause suckering.

Keep grass and weeds away so they don't compete with  your lilac.  When you feed the tree sprinkle the fertiliser there and water it in then mulch with organic matter.  

Last edited: 21 June 2017 20:36:31

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:24

Cold air rolling in on top of warm ground surface Hosta ... storms a'coming .... apparently ... 

Wonky ... I know you know all the words now ... you woz properly bung up  ..... I also made sure you can sing all the words to Fairytale of New York, Shine on you Crazy Diamond and the Shoop Shoop Song   

Help! Is my Amelanchier dying?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 19:50

We planted ours just over a year ago   - it was early May  ... it's weighed down with berries and the blackbirds are loving it.

Have you been watering yours?  We've been watering ours  with a couple of buckets full of water every few days since early spring ... now we're in really hot conditions that bed also has the sprinkler on it for half an hour every other day.   We're on quite shallow free-draining loam.

Please excuse the state of the lawn edges and stuff ... I'm laid up with a broken foot at the moment ..... grrrrrrrr!

Last edited: 21 June 2017 19:52:57

Several Plants with Issues

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 19:41

My first thought is that they're suffering from drought.

Try reducing the size of the photos ........ then they should upload ok.

Lily beetles but not red

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:23

Go out in the evenings and look for the adults ... that's when they do their marauding   Squidge them (if you keep chickens they like them to eat). 

When the lilies have flowered empty the containers and tip the compost onto a tarpaulin or sheet of plastic and spread it out looking for the grubs ... leave them a couple of days and the blackbiids and robins will hoover them up.  

When we were troubled by vine weevil we got some nematodes and treated the border which was most affected.  That was three or four years ago and we've not had to treat it since .... fingers crossed.   Other suppliers are available. 

Hebs need help

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:59

I find that Basil is best with the surface of the compost kept dry ..also  keep their leaves dry ... I water them by standing the pots in a tray with about an inch of water in it ... if there's still water in there after 20 minutes tip it away. 

Last edited: 21 June 2017 17:03:19

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:46

Oooh Clari    ...............    I hope he's not pregnant     ..........  a nice shirt would be good 

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