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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 09:04
star gaze lily says:

.... Why couldn't we have had a questionnaire on here to state what we all wanted/had problems with. Seems rather weird that a selected few had a 'meeting' I wonder who they were .


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 As I recall, Subscribers received emails asking for volunteers ...


And there was a thread started by a GW member of staff - Katy wasn't it? asking for our views and suggestions etc 


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:32

Pat   We had two queen wasps come into the house yesterday (or the same one twice).  One was inspecting the bookshelves for a place to start a home and family - she was encouraged to go look elsewhere

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:24

I use hoes as much as possible - I have a long handled pointed carrot hoe which is useful (looks like an instrument designed for an especially gory murder) and apart from that  I clamber over things, trying to avoid planting my size 7.5s on anything too special. 


As the Shady Bank is quite high OH watches with trepidation thinking he's going to have to come and rescue me as I balance on one foot looking for the next toehold while clinging onto a waving honeysuckle shoot. As the pond is below part of the bank it is all a bit precarious - but we manage. 

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:09

Not sure that's enough Nut  You have a lot of space to fill ...

Ducks on the pond - an island??

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:06

I've seen some successful floating islands used by ducks. You can buy expensive ones but I'm sure the ducks wouldn't turn their beaks up at a DIY version tethered to a weight in the middle of the pond. 


Some googling and a bit of imagination could lead to something really good. 

Should my raspberry canes be growing?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:00

My Polka are growing away well now, but they have been where they are for a few years now. I would gently scrape some soil away from around the brown stick ones and just see if there's any sign of new shoots underground. 

what is best - indeterminate or deteminate tomatoes?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 06:51

I think it largely depends on the method you're using to grow them - indeterminate varieties suit growing cordon style in a greenhouse better than  determinate bush types, but they work very well in pots outside. 


Ive never discerned a general difference in the quality of the fruit. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 06:47

Good morning all :-) Jonah is gorgeous - what a sweetie : And what a beautiful sunrise 


We have a hazy blue sky here and a beautiful day ahead. We will take a trip out to the coast - I will join Bro and tslk to undertakers. OH and niece will walk on the beach and do silly thing

Climbing rose as a tree or freestanding

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 06:37

He has made several videos on training and pruning climbing roses. Ive never seen clearer or better explanations. Just put his name and roses into google :-)

Climbing rose as a tree or freestanding

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:55

Have a look here http://paulzimmermanroses.com/gardening/training-roses/pillaring-a-climbing-rose/


Paul Zimmerman explains things so clearly - scroll down to see the video demonstration.

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