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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:36

Morning BL and Clari 

Glad you had a good holiday BL Photos of  DA's rose garden are gorgeous!

Clari ((hugs)) 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:23

Verdun, not really worth my while racing with Cornwall anyway - I know Norfolk's limitations   You're probably a month ahead of us!

By the way, I've been meaning to tell you - I'm growing Runner bean Emergo this year - I had to buy in plants as I had almost nil germination from half a packet of seeds of Wisley Magic left over from last year.  

I saw the Emergo in the GC and remembered that you recommended them, so we have high expectations!!!   Still only half way up the poles as of course, there was delay .............. 

 

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:16

David, I've been looking closely at hollyhocks - it seems to me that hollyhocks growing in sites like the ones you mention, cracks in tarmac etc, are healthy rust free hollyhocks, whereas those in soil beds contract rust and deteriorate quite quickly.

Putting my thinking cap on I surmise that the rust spores probably get washed away from tarmac, concrete etc in heavy rain, whereas those that fall on soil remain there to reinfect the hollyhock.

What do you and others think?

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 08:14

Have a good day Panda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:56

I imagine you are Verdun 

Mine's 9.5" from soil level to top, nice and sturdy with lots of side shoots, but no flower buds yet.  It's cooler here than in Cornwall.  She's had to contend with a few bits being chomped out of her by one of those slugs that we don't have in this garden , so to keep her safe from them she now sits in pride of place in the centre of the table on the terrace 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:44

Oh, good morning Verdun 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:44

Yes Bekkie, stirfry 

Garlic Help

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:41

Bumping

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:34

It looks almost like the farina you get on some auriculas - but I've never heard of penstemons with farina.

However, if you click on this link http://flowerona.com/page/189/   and scroll down quite a long way, you'll find a photo of a dark penstemon (not clear if it's a Raven) with the same white markings.

Perhaps it's time to make enquiries of the RHS?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:26

They eventually decided they preferred the beer 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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Which beer is best? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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