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Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:27

I would recommend an even larger pot for a honeysuckle  - say 24"x24"x24" cube. I suggest a cube shape as honeysuckle likes to get its roots well down into the soil and a cube has more space lower down than a traditional 'pot shape'.

 I would use John Innes No 3 loam-based potting compost with some added organic matter such as leafmold and fill the pot to within an inch or so of the rim. 

Your honeysuckle is struggling in just a few inches of old compost    Even my OH (who is not a gardener) feels sorry for it

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:17

 That should do it Fairy

Willow arch - how to make it NOT grow?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:02

I would never trust willow not to grow ... Pa made a new prop for Ma's clothes line years ago - it was a forked willow branch, stripped of all its bark.  After a really bad winter when all the washing had been dried indoors around the Rayburn for weeks and weeks, on hanging washing out for the first time in the spring Ma found the clothes prop had started to take root!!!   

I've seen pieces of willow used as fence posts, with leaves sprouting from them. 

Pa said that he'd once seen a game of cricket so slow that the batsman at the bowler's end found his bat had taken root!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:26

 Hello Pat   What's the weather like with you?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:15

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Hope Hosta got some good sleep   It does sound to me as if his problem might be a hang over from the tension of the holiday when he went to bed wondering if he was going to get any sleep because of the noisy hotel.   I'm sure it'll get better, but may take a while for his body and brain to re-learn that bed is a place of peace and not stress. 

The temp got down to 3C last night and is only 3.9C now.  The sky is blue but there are some grey clouds travelling north to south across it. 

Espresso Machine for Garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:25

Chainsaw License?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:05
DyersEnd wrote (see)

I don't know that you need a licence but you definitely should have training.  I know people who have hurt themselves very seriously.

So do I - one chap I knew came within a couple of inches of emasculating himself  - get trained and always always always wear the right protective clothing .... please

Guess the plant

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:01

And me

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 19:49

Hello folks

Pdoc - hope all turns out ok - I used to work for a solicitor and he was pretty good at sorting out neighbour disputes - I'll keep my fingers crossed ((hugs)) for you and Mrs Pdoc - it's a horrid situation to be in but illegitimi non carborundum and all that tosh

I spent the afternoon alternately making a curry and knitting - the curry has now been eaten and the knitting is ready for sewing together and doing the neckband and armhole band, so I've put that down for now - that sort of thing needs to be done when I'm properly awake.  You know me ... I'll be dozing soon

Love the look of Wonky's seeds - hopefully she'll get 100% germination and grow some lovely sturdy little plants to share with her mama

Bulbs for wetter soils

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 19:02

The wild daffodil aka Lent Lily Narcissus lobularis naturally grow in water meadows, as does the Snakeshead Fritillary  F. meleagris.

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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