Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 22:05

Thoughts are with the Spaniards and those who love Barcelona. 


Night night folks 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 16:28


Suits you Hosta 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 14:50

Can't see anything there in Chinese now LillyP 


Phew ... that's another 3lbs of runner beans prepped and frozen.    The sun's out, it's 22C and lovely, if a bit breezy.  At least the breeze is drying up the rain.  

Identify flower

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 14:08

The pink flower spike?  It's a gladiolus 

Organic seeds

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 13:58

Presumably it shows that the plants grew well and productively when grown in organic conditions.

Harvest 2017

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 13:50

At this rate I'm going to need a bigger freezer Bob 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:51

This really is the best year for  runner beans ever in this garden ... I'm picking at least three pounds in weight every other day, sometimes more ... now more than £30 worth at the local farm shop prices ... just from half a packet of var. Butler seeds.  


I'm running out of space in the freezer 

Espalier

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:45

  I can't see how you would use vine eyes without using wires.


I think I would obtain a fabricated frame to fix to the wall to train your jasmine over as here



... you could get a local steel fabrication company, blacksmith or similar to make one to your design


Alternatively these people may be able to help


https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/fence-frames-espalier-style-pgid1559.html 


When you fix the frame to the wall it will need to be mounted so that it sits well proud of the wall surface in order for the vines to twine around and to allow air flow behind the plant to prevent disease.  

Last edited: 17 August 2017 12:47:03

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:42

But if Lovely Hub is bringing you a pressie you might need lots of hosta room ........ 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:33

Exciting Hosta   do you think it'll be another hosta?


Heard from Wonky ... she's off work with a dodgy tum 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

 
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Reasons to be cheerful

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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

 
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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Photobucket

New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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