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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:46

Yes, good luck for all those waiting for GCSE results - fingers crossed 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:44

Good luck Mr Toast - I don't think you'll get better conditions than the forecast for the next few days.

Fingers crossed for you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:19

Wow!  any succulent fans here? Got a big greenhouse? 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28854383 

What is this weed?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:06

There are some lovely forms of oxalis - I saw it used as under planting in the large brugmansia containers at East Ruston - but that little weedy one?  It thinks it belongs in my veg patch 

Chasmanthe Query

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:00

I've never grown them, but a friend did - she had the  lots of frost-free greenhouse space as she was the head gardener at a stately home - I would leave them in the pot but lift it and bring indoors  before the first frosts - she did it when bringing in pots of pelagoniums and lifting the dahlias. 

I remember her saying that they hate root disturbance so she just brought the pots in for the winter and put them out again in the spring when the summer bedding went out.  As long as they were frost free they were happy.  She didn't water them or anything.  Just left them alone.  

Good luck

Red spots on Sorrel

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:47

I've a feeling this is just what sorrel does - after all there are some varieties of sorrel which have red veined leaves, and the wild sorrels which are also Rumex have a lot of red pigmentation.

Anyone else got any better ideas?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:34

Good morning all 

Glad Panda had a lovely birthday - arch is gorgeous 

Woody's terrace is lovely too 

Hope all other tasks went according to plan - potting on, hem stitching, cake eating etc 

I'm off to visit son and then Aged Ps today so garden will have to look after itself - it's got to that rather dishevelled autumnal stage - think more dead-heading is called for - dentist and GP tomorrow morning - maybe I'll have time to spend in the garden at the weekend - the lawn needs cutting again as well. 

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:24

Our swifts have gone, but I saw plenty of swallows and martins the other day. 

Since we moved here I know that winter is on it's way when small flocks of Whooper swans fly over heading for their preferred overwintering sites - I presume they're heading for Welney - they're heading in that direction when they go over here.

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:16

Yet another scam aimed at the gullible 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:35

See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams.

Have a lovely evening Panda ((hugs))

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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