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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:43

KEF 


It's been 30.2C in the shade out there - OH made me sit in the shade while he finished the 'sorting out' of the sunny corner which used to have a big tree growing in it - we've moved some plants and one of the garden seats over there ... lots of ideas 


Then I lounged out there with a book ad a campari & soda until supper time (hot dogs made with lovely bread rolls, butcher's sausages and loads of fried onions).


Now the combination of alcohol followed by white bread means I'm about to fall asleep ......... 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:20
plant pauper says:

He won the Blue circle "Silver Gilt" this year didn't he? Can't be that bad.


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 Blue Circle are cement manufacturers ..... 'nuff said  

Planting out potted raspberries

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:14

Don't worry  - they'll still grow and you'll still get raspberries.  You can dig them up and split them in February when you cut the canes down to the ground 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 06:19

Good morning all 


I was woken an hour ago by a very noisy green woodpecker eating ants on the front lawn and shouting to all his mates that he'd found the best breakfast bar ever!


As I watched a fox trotted down the hill to within a few paces from the woody where he stopped and watched for a while. The woody's nerves eventually got the better of him and he flew off to the old oaks across the way - the fox trotted down the hill and round the corner. 


By then I was properly awake so wandered around the back garden while the kettle boiled. The thermometer tells me the temp in the shade in the back garden reached 27.2C. 


it was raining as we went to bed last night and this morning it's dry and bright - beautiful 


I hope everyone's had a peaceful night, including Pdoc if he's looking in ((hugs))

Climbing rose

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 21:10

The video on this site will show you exactly what to do


 http://paulzimmermanroses.com/care/pruning/rejuvenating-an-old-climbing-rose/ 


HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:45

Congrats to your OH GWRS 


Lovely kestrel Fairy.


I've spent the whole day in the garden - only just come in - we had our lamb and apricot tagine in howls in our laps sitting out on the grass watching the frogs in the pond and the swifts screaming above us.


The lawns, front and back, are tidy with neat edges 


After mowing, edging, titivating and watering I got the sunlounger out and lounged in a shady spot with a book ............ it must have been at least an hour and a half - I was just nodding off when OH came home and found me - he'd brought some local cider home - I was a bit late serving supper 

Wrong seeds

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:30

Aym, have a look at http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/  - ask them to send you a catalogue - so many fascinating seeds and really great descriptions. 


And if you grow veg you may be interested in these people http://www.realseeds.co.uk/


HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:57

Welcome back Steve   I must say, I'd wondered where you were hiding - glad you had a good time - I've just googled it - looks fantastic - but do they have mozzies there? 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 14:49

Back lawn cut and edged and a bit of tidying done. Lots of watering done too - some to keep the soil moist for the nematodes I applied the other day.   I've also  watered the new bed as the cerinthe have an attack of powdery mildew .  Now the sprinkler is on the sweetcorn.  I must say I'm impressed with this 'Swift' sweetcorn so far, growing quickly and nice sturdy plants, almost all have two cobs forming, some have three 

Can anyone help me with my Hawthorn hedge problem?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 14:25

They are very close to the wall - even in wet weather walls create a rain shadow 


Walls keep off rain causing a mini-rainshadow up to a metre (yard) wide from the base of the wall. In this zone the soil will be particularly dry and plants may fail to thrive unless watered."   https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=689 


They are quite large plants with a lot of foliage - foliage transpires moisture - so give them a couple of large buckets full of water at least two or three times a week until autumn, unless you get a real tropical downpour.

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