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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:38

Oh Verdun!  Been there and done that!  Or very similar - but our trip involved a 50mile midnight train journey, only to discover that all was now well - so we went back to the station and got a train home .... they do grow out of it, eventually

How's that Sedum Spectabile you bought this year from Notcutts?  Mine has done really really well but now looks a very poor specimen, with hardly a leaf on it.  I'm going to try to take some cuttings from whatever leaves I can find.

 

Lifting and re planting roses

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:26

Unless you have good reason to think that their current postions are unsuitable for them, I'd leave them where they are.  I suspect that they've been busy establishing a good root system in their first season in your garden, and that next year they'll put on a much better show for you.

Give them a good mulching with organic material this autumn, and feed with Fish Blood and Bone in February when you prune them. 

Brown spots on Viola leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:56

Good idea

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:35

Good to see Bill

Who was asking about Autumnwatch?  It starts on Tuesday 28th at 8pm BBC 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079t1p

Bargain Roses

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:31

Hi folks - I just thought I'd mention that I've had an email saying that Peter Beales' are offering all container roses at half price right now.

Bargain!

Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:22

I can't either

Brown spots on Viola leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:18

The warm damp weather has encouraged lots of fungal 'infections' this autumn - my guess is that it's something of that sort.  I'd pick off the worst affected leaves and hopefully when the weather cools down the problem will be gone.

Be careful not to over-water.

New small pond for frogs/toads

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:08

Info about encouraging hedgehogs here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 07:59

Good morning all

Not a whatjamacallit in sight so far - I'll have another look in the garage later, but I'll pretend I'm not looking, that way they won't hide from me

Hope everyone (dogs and gardeners) are well today

It's ridiculously warm here (16C already) but raining - I'd wanted to give the lawns a cut - they're much too long, but unless things change suddenly I doubt they'll dry enough.  I'm going down to son's this afternoon as my car's booked in at his local garage for a service and MOT - not going to pay dealership prices any more

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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