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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 22:47

Lovely boots Clari - deep envy here - can't get nice wellies to fit - in steps too high and calves too curvy - duh.

Joyce - it was going barefoot all the time ghat led to my Plantar fasciitis. 

Hosta ... Take care!  ((Hugs)). 

Wonky rang earlier ... She had her 3 month appraisal today ... They want to keep her 

Freak Coleus flower

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:29

Ah, snap Pp ....... for some reason your post didn't show up until I'd posted 

Freak Coleus flower

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:26

It's a condition called fasciation ... info here 

There's a thread about it with some photos here 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:02

Designer wellies Clari .......  or posh Hunters?  

How's the lake Hosta?


Posted: 21/07/2017 at 18:52

The PH level is nothing to do with the nitrogen content of the soil.  

If  you believe your soil to be high in nitrogen at the moment I'd utilise it by growing leafy vegetables, lettuce, chard, spinach, cabbage, broccoli etc.  

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 18:49

I'm afraid you've misunderstood the use of the traps ... the moth traps are not a cure... they are a diagnostic tool ... when you catch some moths in your trap it's an indication that it's time to use a control method

Explanation here 

Help with my leycestria

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 18:43

It needs much more water ... it's a large lush plant in a sunny spot with a hedge and other plants around it all of which compete with it for water.  The hedge probably creates a rain shadow so even when it does rain the Lon. formosa doesn't benefit from much of it.  Coupled with that we had a very dry winter, spring and early summer so the soil some way below the surface  is also very dry. 

I would give it at  2 buckets full of water at least three times a week until mid September

Tree/fruit identification

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 15:47

Greengage jam is the food of the gods ........ have some on croissants for Sunday breakfast with good coffee and some nice French music on the radio (we play a Charles Trenet cd  - especially his Extraordinary Garden)  ...... nearly as good as a holiday 

Last edited: 21 July 2017 15:50:01

Dying Olive tree

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 15:38

A tree that size is going to need quite a bit of watering until it gets established ... the soil looks dry ... has it been watered? 

It's quite a specialist thing to transplant and look after a tree of that age and size ... where there any care instructions with it? 

Last edited: 21 July 2017 15:39:42

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 15:15

Oooh, that sounds a bit worrying Hosta ... what, if anything, do you think ought to be done?

apart from telling the moles they're not welcome 

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