Dovefromabove


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Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 09:46

Our showers have stopped and the sun's coming out ... around 10am, just as the forecast promised ... this is confusing 

The gloves that changed my life

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:36
nutcutlet says:

Probably hasn't got any, Dove


See original post

 You surprise me Nut 


He says he can make gardening easy and fun .... Instead of ..... what?  The hell that we put ourselves through day after day I suppose 


And one size gloves to fit everyone? From the grain shovels my Pa had on the end of his arms to the petite hands belonging to Wonky ... They must be magical ! 

The gloves that changed my life

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:24

Why not share your gardening experiences rather than advertising gloves 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:40

Hello all    raindrops on the windowpane drying nicely here - looks like a gardening day 


Gerard Hoffnung ... Takes me back ... Used to love listening to him on the radio 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 07:42:25

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:21

Light shower just now, exactly as per the forecast. If the forecast continues to be correct it'll stop soon and then be dry all day 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 07:23:02

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:18

Missed that Hosta !!! 


Glad our favourite won ... A refreshing change    We went to bed before the voting. 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 07:18:50

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:47

Oooh! Morning Fairy  Didn't see you there ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:45

Good morning all  G'day Pat 


Chicky, hope your dad makes a good recovery. 


Hosta, watching bluetits here too 


It's a bit grey out there, but still dry ... Not sure what the forecast is ...

Last edited: 14 May 2017 06:48:40

Buddleia

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 06:22

Normally you would cut buddleia right back to knee height in March. As it's now mid May I would reduce half the branches to knee height and cut the rest back to a metre tall.


Give it a sprinkling of rose fertiliser or alternatively a watering with tomato feed and stand well back - it will put on lots of growth and soon be covered with blooms.   If you remove each bloom as it turns brown you will encourage more flowers and  prolong the blooming period. 


In December cut the whole plant back to half it's height to prevent wind rock and consequent root damage. 


Next March cut the whole plant back to knee height and feed. 


Enjoy the butterflies 

Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:08
Lyn says:

I've only just sowed mine, will plant out after May, probably second week in June. 



 Same here 

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