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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 16:11
Joyce21 says:

Good news Hosta just don't overdo things.

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 Wot she said!!!   ((hugs))

I hate ground elder (never had it before)

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:35

Treat it as a vegetable, cook and eat it (that's why the Romans brought it here, apparently).  Use the flowers in flower arrangements and learn to love it  ........ my experience is that if you actually want something to grow it may well feel inclined to turn up its toes and die ......

otherwise it's a continue hard slog - you'll be able to control it, but if its roots are in the hedge, you'll never get rid of it ..... sorry 

Have a look here 

Last edited: 23 May 2016 08:38:32

Laburnum tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:22

Like Fairygirl, I grew up with a laburnum tree and brother and I (and the rest of the village children who hung out at our place) all survived it.  As soon as we were old enough to be outside unsupervised we were told it was poisonous and not to let any of the younger children to go near it.  That responsibility impressed us and we took it seriously.  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:15

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

12C overnight and a fine day in prospect - we have an early-ish meeting then hopefully we'll be getting on with the garden ... 

white spots on sage

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:49

It was probably allowed to dry out in the pot at some stage, which makes it susceptible.  It'll probably be fine now it's planted out. 

ID please

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:35

There's some great ones in the churchyard at Cromer  (North Norfolk coast). 

Is this a raspberry plant?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:28


Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:22

It's easy to transplant - just take up some rooted bits and plant by scraping a shallow planting area and watering in  well.  It's a pretty thing in the right place - but do think it through before planting.

It can be really rampant in a shady damp spot. 

Last edited: 22 May 2016 20:24:46

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:08

A good day spent in the garden .... well, most of it anyway.  Shed moved, new compost area set up and started, broccoli pulled up, tomatoes potted on and some general tidying done.  Later on this afternoon I drove out to a friend who lives near the coast with my surplus tomato plants - she's going to have some for herself and sell the rest for the Cats Protection League.  She gave me a couple of her tom plants, some courgettes, basil seedlings and some of Sarah Ravens red amaranthus.   I forgot to take her my excess Pattypan squash plants and some old duvets (for the rescued cats) so another trip will have to be made unless she has time to venture out this way.  

We spent a good couple of hours eating home made fruit cake, drinking coffee and trying to put he world to rights.  You'll all be relieved to know we've managed it 

While I was away OH dug over the new peninsula bed and removed tree roots, clumps of grass and other 'stuff'.  It'll soon be ready to plant 

Last edited: 22 May 2016 20:08:45

Two plants from one seed?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 12:11
nutcutlet says:

I think beetroot and beet seeds are more than one seed.


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 Yes - the 'monogerm' was really that the seeds had been processed in some way so that they were split into the individual seeds rather than the cluster.  I think they were then coated in something (clay?) so that they were large enough to be sown individually by the seed drill.  

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