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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:16

Chicky - I'm afraid I was reared on Pollyanna too - watched it on tv just the other day too   I understand that some people find us quite irritating  

It may well be too soon for Pdoc to start thinking about those new planting opportunities that you and I have thought about - but if he shows us some pics we can do some preparatory thinking for him - we can also make a wish list so that anyone with suitable cuttings etc can be ready to pot on and get things ready for him. 

Of course the poor chap's feeling down - I'd be devastated too - but spring will come and we'll be here ready to help when it does

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:58

Oh Pdoc ((hugs)) I'm so sorry to hear such awful news!    Would the greenhouse be covered by insurance? 

I hope offloading and talking to us helps you to pause and take stock - would it help to show us some photos - you know how we like making suggestions?

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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:20

Glad to hear you're having such a good time Frank and that view sounds fabulous.

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:17

Hi Sean   Most honeysuckles flower on growth produced the previous year, so that will explain why you had no flowers last season - but you should get plenty this coming summer. Sometimes we have to forgo the flowers in order to get things in order.

Some help with pruning honeysuckles here http://www.gardenseeker.com/pruning/pruning_honeysuckle-lonicera.htm

I'd give it a dose of Fish, Blood and Bone in the spring, and stand well back!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:06

Morning Clari   If your father's medication works I'll recommend it to the builder

As for the dog (lovely) if it's a labrador it'll want to go in the pond.  If it's a terrier it'll dig your garden up.  If it's a collie or a spaniel it'll bounce around all over your plants

Have fun

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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 07:47

Good morning KEF

Today had been planned for the start of work in our house - replastering and redecorating - but the builder has flu

Figs

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 06:52

I think that your garden soil sounds ideal for figs - if only you could persuade someone to help dig a planting hole through the shale you could plant them there and then the roots will be naturally restricted - it sounds perfect to me.

However, if you want to go ahead with the tank I agree with with Verdun, lots of drainage holes and crocks - and I've used John Innes No. 3 with a bit of added horticultural grit for my fig.

Good luck.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 06:41

Good morning all

Sharp frost outside Brrrrrrrrrr!  Only -0.02 in the back garden, but I'm sure it's much lower in the front.  Everything sparkled in the torchlight when I went out in my pjs to read the thermometer. 

Lili - just spotted your familiy's news!  How lovely - congratulations

Shame about the greenhouse - fingers are crossed that they'll be ok ....

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 19:32

Sounds good to me Nut - I was having a pre-emptive inspection this morning

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