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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:50

Morning Bekkie and Chicky, and 

Happy Birthday to Mr Chicky and Mr Clarington - hope they both have a lovely day (even if Mr Clari has slightly sabotaged his )

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:46

Slight spelling blip there - Virginia creeper  - I wouldn't normally mention a spelling blip but Rich might not get what he's looking for if he used that spelling in Google! 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:27

Dig a bit of damp soil over to expose worms etc and then sit quietly in a corner where you can watch what's going on - you'll soon find out whether or not you've got fledgling robins being fed by harassed parents 

I used to spend a lot of time watching that sort of thing from my desk at work .... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:13

Good morning all  a fresh and sunny morning here  

I have a day of family visiting planned, so the garden will have to cope without me for a little while - I think the blackbird family will make the most of my absence - they seem to think it's their garden anyway 

Castor oil plant failing

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:06

Can you tell us more about where it's planted, how long it's been there, how you feed and water it etc. 

Fatsias like quite a shady spot - is yours getting too much sun?

cucamelons-

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:01

I've not grown them, but from what I've read they'd do better outside now - they need insects to pollinate them.  Find them a sheltered sunny spot and they should be fine. 

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:53

I think you'll get the effect you want much more quickly with a trellis panel and a climber as Fidget suggests.  

 1.5 metres from your house is too close to plant a tree.  Any trees take up a lot of space and need lots of .clipping to keep under control 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:04

Hi Bekkie, from what I've read I'd treat it a bit like Purple Sprouting Broccoli - there's a pic here of what it should look like when you pick it  http://www.diggers.com.au/shop/product/S2972/BROCCOLI%20KAILAAN.aspx 

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:57

 Hurrah - they'll do much better.  In the autumn  give them a good mulching of well rotted farm yard manure (don't let it touch the trunk) and in the spring give them a good feed of Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the packet).  A bit of tlc is all they need 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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