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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:53

Morning Stacey - my grapevine is at the back of the herb bed, so we've got thymes and sages around the base.  I think lavender sounds good - you could get some of the more unusual ones - I saw a low growing pale pink one the other day - looked lovely. 

Leggy Violas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:51

I regard violas as a winter plant. They do tend to get leggy in the summer.

At this time of year I'd cut them hard back and re-pot.  

You can use some of the material you cut off as cuttings to increase the  number of plants you have  http://www.gardenhealth.com/august/viola-cuttings-for-winterspring-displays 

Good luck 

Onion Fly

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:41

I've never had to deal with it myself thank goodness, but I hope this  http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/advice/pests_and_diseases/identifier.shtml?onion_fly will be helpful 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:23

Good morning all   It's soggy here, but at least the wind has dropped.  Lots of tidying and staking to be done when it dries out a little.  

Panda - Hurrah!!! 

OL, hwk here today too - I need to get the polisher out and tackle the parquet - hasn't been done properly for ages.  

Verdun - glad you enjoyed your meal - is Mum going home today?

Morning Daisy 

 

Flowers on the beach

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:11

I agree Salino - Sea Rocket.

There are quite a few specialist plants that grow on beaches, but they are getting rarer and rarer - it's lovely to find the quieter beaches where they can grow undisturbed 

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:04

When taking your photo, please include pics of foliage and the shape of the buds and semi-open blooms - all can be helpful. 

I do hope your SIL is better soon. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:07

tatty toms

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:00

I take off the lower leaves - this avoids them getting splashed and contracting moulds when watering - then if there are a lot of leaves you can remove some of them, but remember that the plant does need leaves in order to produce and ripen the fruit.

Also, the fruit don't need to see the sun, it's the warmth rather than the light that ripens them 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:41

Lily - great news!  I thought that was what you were up to!  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52122.jpg?width=450&height=350&mode=max

 

Feedback

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:58

The search facility is a little idiosyncratic, but it does work.  At the top of the page you'll see a box which says Search this site.  If you click on the magnifying glass to the right of it, it will bring up another Search box where you can type the subject you want to search for.

But don't worry about asking questions that have been asked before - we don't mind answering and if we remember there's been a thread about it we can post a link for you - if we can find it 

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