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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:27

It is a gorgeous colour isn't it - friend lived in Pershore and was in the middle of writing a book on plums (more from a cook's point of view than a gardener's) when she became ill - so the colour seems appropriate for her 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:06

I just went into the front garden and look what greeted me .... H. Summer Wine's first bloom of the year - I bought it last year on a lovely day out with a dear friend who has since passed away.  Happy Memories 

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Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:24

Hmm, just seen the weather forecast - dry today, hot tomorrow, rain over the weekend and into next week - I'd better get the lawns cut before the weekend .... 

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Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:22

Good morning KEF, BL, Woody, Allium and any/everyone else 

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Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:00

"Oh would love to Dove, but we've got so much work on, if I suggested it, they'd drag you in to join us! " 

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Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:43

I did lots of research and took lots of advice and in the end my thinking was along the same lines as Busybee - keep the damp away from the inside and let it dry out from the outside.  

I didn't use plastic on the base - I used a thin permeable membrane so drainage wasn't affected - what it did do was prevent the topsoil washing out of the bottom of the beds - something I'd seen happen before - and the beds drain well.

I filled the beds with an approx 50:50 mix of organic manure and good topsoil, and there's certainly no shortage of worms in there.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:33

Can't get along there today Snoodle - that part of the ring road is closed for re-surfacing - or at least it was yesterday and it didn't look as if they were near finishing .   My car has to go down to the bottom of Grapes Hill then turn left.  I'll walk into the city centre from there - you can't sneak out of the office for the morning can you? 

Grape vine

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:31

Hmmm, we had grape vines on the farmhouse where I grew up many years ago, but back then pruning was pretty hit and miss, but they always fruited.  

Now I've got a newly planted vine in this garden and I'm very much on a learning curve, getting my information from  John Cushnie's 'How to Prune' and this website http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/grapevine-care/ 

Hope that's of some help 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:19

Morning Snoodle   

I leave mine in a pot in a sheltered corner 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:17

Good morning all   Another lovely sunny morning here in Norfolk.  

Have to get the car to the garage for 9am to get the air con fixed - shall I come back on the bus or spend the morning mooching about in the city ............. decisions decisions 

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