Dovefromabove


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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. 


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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 

old single rambling/climbing rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:42

I know Winterton ..... and Gt Yarmouth ......... we're about 25 miles from there.  Family are further down the coast in the Southwold, Aldeburgh area ...... it's a family saying that it's always 10 degrees cooler to the east of the A12 

Lily beetles but not red

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:32

There will probably be vine weevil grubs in the compost, eating the roots too. 


Lily beetles but not red

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:23

Yep ... vine weevils .

sambucus nigra

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:00

Oh!  you've already said that Nut ... the man phoned to say my pergola's being delivered tomorrow 


Should've been delivered two weeks ago ... 

sambucus nigra

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 15:59
raisingirl says:

I didn't think they were any different to common elderberries? I



 Identical in fact   ... Sambucus nigra is the Common Elder


  https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/16391/Sambucus-nigra/Details 

sambucus nigra

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 15:37

I've made both elderflower and elderberry wine in the past .... if you're a good and careful winemaker and the gods are smiling on you both are delicious.


You can also use the berries to make a liqueur in a similar way to sloe gin.


I also use elderflowers in fritters and when cooking gooseberries. 


Some ideas here https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/berry-bonanza 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 14:47

Joyce ... glad your OH is home ... hope he's not too discombobulated by all that's been going on and that you get time to rest.


I bought H. Fireworks last year from Woottens ......when I told Hosta he bought one for himself ... it's gorgeous 

Help with rose please !

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 13:54

Whatever it is it looks jolly healthy 


The leaves look similar to a Rosa rugosa and the thorns on the stems are also similar to a rugosa ... let's wait and see what the blooms are like 

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