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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:21

Fairy ... we had everyone else's thunderstorms as well as our own ... apparently we're almost cut off from the rest of the country by train today ... lightning strikes have affected train routes, schools have been closed due to flooding, and several houses etc were struck yesterday afternoon. OH says that the garden centre had to close yesterday as the covered areas, kitchens and restaurant were all flooded by leaks from the new roof, and a house just down the road from the farm shop was struck.

But at least it didn't rain at Wimbledon 

I felt so sorry for that poor girl whose knee gave way beneath her ... I know how that feels ... 

URGENT Monkey puzzle advise needed!

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:14

Sorry if you feel you're being 'told off' ... that's not our intention .... but you did ask what we thought was wrong ... 

To check whether it needs watering, I recommend the 'Finger Test' ... stick your forefinger in the soil up to the first joint.  If the soil down there is dry it needs watering.  

Give it a good soaking, several buckets full, keep watering until the water is running out of the drainage holes in the bottom (it has got drainage holes? ) and let it drain.

 Do the Finger Test every day, but don't water again until the soil is dry at that level.

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:05
Hazel -- says:

Oh that sounds like good stuff Dove, but poor you, you have been in the wars haven't you?  At least they are better now though but when you get mobile again, don't spoil them by doing too much dirty work in the garden lol!

Shock can manifest itself in the most odd ways, can't it?

Can you get that hand cream from the shops or is it an online buy? My SIL suffers terribly from dry, sore hands. May be good for her to try some?

See original post

 Hazel   You can get it from anywhere that stocks Neal's Yard Remedies ... M&S, John Lewis and Waitrose definitely stock them.  

New Lawn 7 days old

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 07:57

Good luck Kat ....  let us know how you get on.   

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 07:54

Pat     Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

Avocado plant stopped growing

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 07:53

They need filtered sunlight when they're small.   

You may get some ideas from here 

if you have the right conditions it is possible to grow one to maturity outside in some parts of the UK ... beware how big they can be! 

Plant I'd please

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 07:46

I'm wondering whether it's a very elderly hungry choisya 

Identify weed please

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 06:50

Suckers from the plum tree rootstocks is the most likely explanation for the first ones.

Regular mowing is the best way of managing them in the circumstances. 

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Posted: 07/07/2017 at 06:41

Should have said - proper name is Prunus Spinosa


Posted: 07/07/2017 at 06:31

Blackthorn with sloes. They'll be ripe in the winter After the first frosts. They turn blue-black with a white hazy bloom on the surface. 

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