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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:40

Got another guest coming weekend after next so we thought we'd give the house a good going over (it's been a bit neglected due to garden duties ) then we won't have so much to do before she comes - she's used to much finer things - retired Head Chef at a very gracious stately home (with world famous gardens) in North Wales  

bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Fairly accident prone lot arent we! Hope everyone heals soon!

Dunno what to do for tea, made him a roast beef dinner (500g beef+ 4 large spuds roasted,and peas!), i had cereal - still not thin!


I've done  lifetime's research - it's not eating food that puts on the weight - our skin absorbs it while we're cooking

Glad doggie's better 

 I remember watching Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Ipswich Odeon when it first came out - I was just 16 

plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:28

It can go outside in the sunny summer months if it's in very well-drained compost, but cold and damp will kill it and snails will attack it so keep an eye on it if it is outside. 

It must come back indoors onto a well-lit windowsill before the cold and damp of autumn starts.  Don't water it much in the winter or it's roots can rot  - let the compost dry out before giving it a small drink. 

They have really attractive pink and yellow flowers.

Lots of info here http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/echeveria.html including how to propagate more - it's very easy to do 

That moment when you think you have planted yellow Sunflowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:22

That's rather gorgeous 

plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:44

Its an echeveria

problems with pear tree

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:48

Bumping up 

Why is my Mock Orange Dying

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:44

How much water?  I'd be giving  shrub planted last April/May at least a bucket full of water every other day in my free-draining loam; every day in hot spells if the soil felt dry. 

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:39

Nut   lots of chuckling going on here 

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:37

Glyphosate-type weedkillers are most effective if they are applied to the parts of the plant in active growth - i.e. the growing tip and young leaves - these will quickly absorb the active ingredients and pass them back to the roots - by the time the top growth has turned brown and died the roots will be dying too - that is the time to cut back the top growth and dig up the roots. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:28

Well, the h****w**k has been done - spare bed made up and everything neat and tidy.  Garden watered and relatively tidy too   I don't know what you lot are on about - something called r a i n   ???

Feet are up now until supper time - I'd better have a look around here and see what's been going on 

I've got Mr Poitier taped  

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:03
treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ....

 Cross-pollination won't be an issue unless you want to save seed for next year.

treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ones a standard F1 the others are called 'double standard'. both are the same size, one grown in the ground the other in a 4 inch high raised bed. last years were all grown in 8 inch high raised beds, so I thought moisture wouldn't be a problem?

 

Forester2 wrote (see)

Mine are about 5ft, tasseled and showing a few cobs, but the mini pop are showing no sign of tassels even though they are nearly 5ft tall.  Never grown mini pop before.  Is anyone else?

I've not grown Minipop or any baby corn, but I understand that it doesn't need pollination, so presumably there's no need to worry about tassels 

http://www.seedaholic.com/sweetcorn-minipop-f1.html 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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