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Flowering Rhubarb

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:24

Give them a sprinkling of FB&B and keep them well watered in dry spells.  When the leaves die down give them a good mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (around not over the top).  That should perk them up - plants flower to reproduce themselves and maintain the species etc - quite often if they're stressed a bit they'll send up a flower spike in case they're not going to survive.

So for plants that we grow for their foliage (rhubarb, lettuce, chard, cabbage etc) they need to be grown fairly soft in rich soil.

Plants that we grow for their flowers or fruit need to be grown just a bit 'harder' 

Portuguese laurel not showing red stems

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:17

Hi Adrian  

I suggest you speak to your supplier .

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:51

Morning KEF 

I've discovered that I can't use the electric polisher today 'cos it's a two man job retrieving it from the depths of the garage - will have to get it out at the weekend - so jobs today will be smartening up the bathroom and making a spag bol for supper.  If the weather picks up I'll try to put the garden back together, but at the moment it's too wet to work out there. 

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:36
How funny!!!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:21

Clari - I really don't know how you find the time and energy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:20

Hello MrsG 

Wish Clari had won the lottery - looks like they're making her redundant 

Yes, Lily has handed her notice in - she's going to join me in utter idleness 

Glad the new work is good - ignore the other stuff 

Verdun's Mum's been a bit poorly but looks like she's returning home soon.

Haven't seen Pdoc for a while - his Mum's been a bit poorly too.

 

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:16

It sounds to me as if you should have eaten them by now - I'd get started making lots of cauliflower cheese - it freezes well 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:07

Snoodle - I'm going to PM you 

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:03

Can't get anywhere with that link Snoodle 

This site has a similar search facility http://www.classicroses.co.uk/ 

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. 

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