Dovefromabove


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Random holes in flower garden

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:16

I'm wondering whether the OP is in the USA - possibly Massachusetts?  


If so I'm not sure that we'd be able to identify with any certainty the wildlife responsible for the holes. 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:13

Pat, have a really lovely birthday 


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:58

Good morning all 


Woken twice in the night by foxes fighting very close by.  OH and I shot out of bed to watch - one fox stood watching from just across the way and the others (two?) were out of sight behind the neighbour's shrubs, but going at it hell for leather - talk about noisy - yapping, screaming and barking.  Eventually all went quiet and we went back to bed, only for it to start up again just as we'd drifted off - we shot out of bed again but this time we couldn't see anything - only hear them!!!  


It's a glorious morning - another gardening day???  Although I have tennis at 11am and must pop in to the SM and buy some food - not to mention tea bags for OH.  


The plaster is off the cut finger so now I can type properly I'll tell you what I did yesterday.  


Yesterday I planted out/potted on squashes, cucumbers, more tomatoes, courgettes, salvias, dahlias, Hosta's canna, basil, chillies, and loads of perennials that are waiting for a permanent place and needed bigger pots.  Still some more to do, but we're getting there 


I also erected a teepee and sowed some Borlotti beans as late replacements for the runner beans that rotted instead of germinating.  


I summer pruned the pear and goosegogs and OH tidied up the autumn raspberries to get rid of suckers, and dug over the broad bean patch.  


The thymes and oregano have been struggling in the herb patch - it doesn't really get enough sun for them, so I've bought some more including a lovely 'Archers Gold' thyme, and planted them in a large terracotta bowl full of MPC and grit - I've put it in the sunny corner so hopefully they'll be happy there. 


Last autumn I was given two cuttings of a kiwi plant - one male and one female.  The problem is that only one had rooted properly - the other rotted off and died - but the friend didn't remember which was in which pot   The other one is growing away healthily and I've potted it on - anyone any idea how long I'll have to wait until I find out whether it's a boy or a girl?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:15

Thinking of you and sending positive vibes ((hugs)).


Feel free to ramble/rant on here as much as you like - lots of shoulders here to cry/lean on ((hugs))

Mock Orange

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:10

It's a pleasure Betty - glad to be able to help :-)


A sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (a slow release organic fertiliser) next spring might be a good idea too.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:38

I've got a plaster on a cut finger - consequently I've just typed and lost a huge post telling you everything I did in the garden today   


I'll tell you all about it later when the plaster is off.  I'll just say that it's been the most productive day in months and months and months, and I've very happy 


The weather was so lovely we decided to make the most of it - we'll go and see the British Art Show on a rainy day instead of going there this afternoon. 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:01

One of the first flowers of spring - they bloom before the leaves appear - I love them 

Plant ID Please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:55

It looks like one of the varieties of sunflower - Helianthus - one of theshorter ones that has multiple blooms rather than  the tall single flowered ones. 


I think I'd move it into a bigger pot with ordinary multipurpose compost and keep it in a sunny sheltered spot. 

Bug ID please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 15:19

Can't see it very clearly 'cos it goes blurry when I enlarge it, but I think it's a ladybird larvae in the process of turning into a grown up ladybird 


A very good guy!

Last edited: 21 June 2016 15:20:42

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:55

  It won't self-seed unless you leave the seedpods to ripen on the plant. 

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