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Please help identify my plants.

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:26

I agree, I think they look like Morning Glory (Ipoemea) 

More info here 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:08
aym280 says:

Dove: Haha! Typical of her. Love the comparison with Blair! Charlie is very diplomatic and Suzannah fancied him like mad, probably still does ..  Thank you for the intelligence of Naga's uni. Imagine if she's from Oxbridge! 

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 Aym  not for the first time you've totally misread at least one post and misattributed another.  

Can you explain just what you have against people who have been to Oxford or Cambridge?  

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 15:45

Hi Marlorena   that was all we could come up with - however, confusingly the label seems to give it as a varietal name - but sometimes these things get confused 

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 14:50

Wonky is giving me two Viburnum tinus that she has acquired - she said the label says Viburnum tinus 'le thoureil' and she was told by the nurseryman she got them from that they were 'quite special - from France'.

Googling doesn't give us any information - do any of you know this viburnum please?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 14:40

Clari!!! ((hugs)) 

We've spent nearly 3 hours in the garden  

OH has netted the pond, deconstructed the beans and tomatoes and dug the bean patch over ready for a load of manure which will sit on there for the worms to play with over the winter. I've potted up bulbs, potted on cuttings, planted out hellebores and irises and some other perennials.

I've moved the pots of random plants around (you know the ones I mean, cuttings and seeds that have grown but you've nowhere to plant them - yet) most of them live behind the trellis fence which has the grapevine on it. I started tidying it up but discovered the biggest frog in the world had taken up residence there for the winter, so I quickly put things back where they were and she settled down in her snug corner again.

I've also tidied the little greenhouse ready to overwinter some plants that are on the border-line of being hardy - however, it's not time to put the begonias and dahlias away for the winter - they're still flowering their socks off.

Now the only other jobs left to do are planting the wallflowers - but they're in pots so not urgent, and sowing the broad beans. I would normally do them about now but it's still so mild and I don't want them to make soft and floppy growth, so I'll wait until it's a bit colder before I sow them.

I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa drinking coffee, knitting and resting my shoulder.  

Strictly is back!

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:52

Hear! Hear! Frank - I totally agree with you   The Pros really are professional, in every sense of the word. 

Strictly is not a lot to do with teaching someone to dance, it's much more about teaching someone to perform.  It's why so many 'celebs' want to do it - as well as raising their profiles it gives them transferable skills they can use to develop their careers, even if they never dance another paso doble again in their lives.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:28

Heading into the garden - there is sunshine 

Gooseberry bushes

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:29

Clear the ground around and below the bushes of dead leaves and other detritus and mulch with compost/ well rotted manure

this will help prevent the pests from overwintering there. 


Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:25

Pick the fruit and bring them into your house and put them somewhere warming like a sunny windowsill in a warm room. They'll ripen within a few days. 

clay soil

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 08:19

Or it could be areas of mycelium. Does it smell mushroomy?

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