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Dovefromabove


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Seed heads in new lawn

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:35

Grass flowers and seeds as do most plants - nothing that can be done about that.  The seed heads can be mown off. Grass needs mowing at least once a week at this time of year - I would lower the cutting blade a bit - not too low - medium will be fine. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:18

Good morning all. The sun is burning off the early morning mist here in Lincolnshire And there's a Song thrush singing in MILs garden. Hopefully I'll be back home tonight for a weekend of getting the garden ready for our holiday ...

First bites of the year

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 22:52

The Avon stuff really works. I was a real Midge Magnet and swelled up horribly with pustules lasting for days until I got Avon's Skin so Soft Lotion. 

Progress update

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:22

Hosta, I'm not having any problems posting photos from my laptop or phone - I haven't changed anything re photo size   

Regent's Park London plant IDs

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:13
musher says:

The white one Nut is that commonly known as cow parsley?.


See original post

 Hope Nut doesn't mind me butting in 


No, not Cow's Parsley which is Anthriscus sylvestris https://wildplants.wordpress.com/category/cow-parsley/ 

Gooseberry problems

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 09:58

Are you pruning them correctly?  They need pruning in late winter as shown here


https://www.rhs.org.uk/videos/advice/gooseberry-pruning 


and then in June you need to cut the side shoots back to five leaves.


Thin out the fruits in June, removing half and use these for cooking and leaving the rest to ripen (watch out for marauding birds - you may need to net the bushes, the old gardeners would drape them with old net curtains).


Keep the area around the bush free from grass and weeds and feed in late winter/early spring with Fish, Blood and Bone and a bit of extra potash if possible.


In the autumn I clear any fallen leaves and mulch with well rotted garden compost or manure.


More useful info here http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/fruit-veg/growing-gooseberries/3332.html 


Good luck  

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:32

Aster I'm probably of the target generation but there's no way I could afford those cruises either and I don't think I know many (if any) who can! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:11

Good morning all. OH has gone to work and I'm in bed with a coffee. Driving to Lincs later today, back tomorrow. 

Talkback: Apricot trees

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:28

Reads supply superb plants; well worth the money, they arrive beautifully packaged and if you email them with a query they happily dispense oodles of good advice.  I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:18

Just to say I made it into the city after tennis and caught up with OH and niece in Carluccio's. Had a 20 min wait for them as he had his phone switched off and niece had run out of battery  Good job I started on the white wine and olives without waiting for them.   

We had a great 'grown up' lunch (niece's first three course meal  ) She and OH started with calamari and I had arancini. Then I went on to have a great dish of really good rare roasted beef, gorgonzola, walnuts and salad leaves with a balsamic dressing. OH had a goat's cheese and beetroot salad and niece had linguine al frutti di mare. They finished off with chocolate and salted caramel sundae while I had affogato 


Now we're collapsing on the sofa while niece revises for big exam on Friday.  Think supper will be 'something light'.  


Flippin cold here - heating has gone on.  Tomatoes are outside - hope they survive! 

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