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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:20

Decision made - I shall forgo the thrill of the bus ride and drive into the city and pay for a car park - soddit - that way I shan't have to walk through the city centre in the heat and wait at a bus stop in the full sun.  

I've pulled the BBQ out of the garage and set it up in the back garden for later on and watered all the pots

Do you remember I said that my Clematis cirrhosa Freckles is flowering?  Well, it's also absolutely covered in black aphids - the birds keep the aphids down in the back garden, but until this year there's been nothing but lawn at the front so the birds haven't been interested so I've just given the aphids a squirt  with organic soapy stuff - that should sort them out. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:27

Duh! 

Trying to guess what Autocorrect corrected might be complicated - I've just typed in galliardia and it changed it to halloween 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:20

I'm a bit muddled about the goshawk Chicky - what've I missed 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:15

Here you are Stacey 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52816.jpg?width=350

 We'll try to arrange a selective rainshower over your garden this evening 

Fairygirl can perform magic 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:02

Hi Rosieprimrose - temps here in the UK are hitting 30C this week - BBQs are being lit, paddling pools filled and ice creams licked.

Doubtless we will have thunderstorms at the weekend! 

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:57

What about English holly?  Not as fast growing as some things, but it only needs trimming once a year, is great for wildlife, provides you with some Christmas decorations and is certainly dense and thorny.  

While it's growing you can protect it with  temporary windbreak netting like this http://premierbarriers.co.uk/catalog/knitted-windbreak-netting-metre-p-439.html which would not need any planning consent etc. 

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:54

You'd need these for pollination 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52806.jpg?width=220&height=240&mode=max

 

What is it?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:51

I'm going for bullace too - some ripen to a greeny yellowish colour with a flush of pink, and some ripen black like a damson -some info here

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/bullaces/ 

Lovely for pies and tarts, and they make superb wine. 

Clematis

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:37

They're only babies - I'd be happy if they flowered next year 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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