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Posted: 18/06/2017 at 22:18

If it's that tall it will be flowering soon. Has it got flowerbuds up the stem?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 22:15

  A hot and sticky night ahead ... Hope everyone gets some quality rest even if sleep doesnt come ...


Posted: 18/06/2017 at 18:48

I water in the morning as it allows foliage and the surface of the compost etc to dry out during the day ... leaving it wet at night means it'll stay damp for longer and that could encourage fungal infections etc.

I water other containers and the garden beds during the morning too, as watering in the evening encourages slugs and snails to wander about at night in the damp conditions that they prefer 

Top up or partial change pond water?

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 18:44

A pond shouldn't need the water to be changed ... that is unless you're keeping Koi.  

We've topped ours up but never changed the water ........ we strive to keep a healthy  population of the tiny creatures that..should be in a pond ... changing the water would upset that and we'd have to start all over again. 


Posted: 18/06/2017 at 17:12

I water direct into the pots, filling the pots to the top and keeping the foliage dry. 

I water in the mornings, and only when the compost is dry. 

too much barley straw in pond

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 17:09

I suppose so 

Our ponds not big enough to use enough barley straw to do the job. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:43

Just sitting doing nothing isn't always restful .... I know, I've done just what you'lll be doing tomorrow ((hugs))

too much barley straw in pond

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:41

Or you can buy an Extract of Barley Straw made by Blagdons... perfectly natural and fine for wildlife ponds etc.  We used it when our pond was new , and occasionally now if there's more blanket weed than the snails can cope with. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:36

Busy ((hugs))  REST!!!  

Ma discovered that her arthritis pain was made much worse by tomatoes, aubergines etc and her doctor said there is some evidence for it 

She also said that strawberries made it worse   

Joyce ((hugs)) you get some REST too!!!

Plant name

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 15:39

Hi Ariadna

Unfortunately there's a problem with uploading photos here this weekend ... hopefully it will be sorted out tomorrow. 

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