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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 20:00

DD ((hugs))  it's all grist to the mill as Ma would have said ... and I remember kittens at 'that' stage  much as we love them 

Hope you get to put your feet up and rest for a little while 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 19:53
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, I'm torn between C. Asiaticum, and C. amoenum. 

See original post

 I've had a look at pics online and in my books ... it sort of looks a bit like both of them from here ... 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 19:51

Ours is not to reason why Dacha   

But why do you keep stubbing your toe?  Do you need new spectacles ? 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 17:15

I'm a very chuffed person ... I've been waiting for Crocus to let me know when they have  Hippeastrum papilio back in stock, and I've had the email so I've ordered 3 to pot up together to make a wonderful display for Christmas 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 16:47

Is it a crinum?


Posted: 09/10/2017 at 16:10

I've never grown acers, so this is very much a tentative suggestion, but working on the theory that 'growth follows the knife' would it be an idea to prune the left side of the tree harder than the right, hoping to stimulate stronger growth on the left to eventually rebalance the tree?

See here  "...For most species, the harder a plant is pruned the more vigorously it will grow back. Light pruning will encourage slower but more branching growth. These principles can be used for many trees and shrubs to reshape an uneven specimen by cutting the weak side back hard but the stronger side lightly...." 

What do the acer growers think?

Gardening/Growing Vegetables at Home

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 14:06


(it might be an idea to get someone to proof-read your work for you ... there's a few errors in there which may lead to lower grades that you would otherwise deserve)

Good luck.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 14:07:15

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 13:48

Great grasp of the Norfolk dialect Ian ... as a transplanted Suffolk lass I still struggle 

Apple disease

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 11:07

I think that may be Apple scab ... info and advice here 

Something, probably birds but possibly squirrels or even large slugs/snails have then been taking advantage of the soft spots.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 11:08:36

winter bedding plants

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 10:01

Grasses, ivy, and those little bedding cyclamen (if they're going in a sheltered spot).

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