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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 18:24

Obelixx - I'm going to add a little bit of liquid pectin to be on the safe side 

Supper here tonight, oven chips, french beans, really lovely ham and fried eggs ... I've had a hankering for ham egg and chips for ages ... just had to give in and today, when the kitchen was being used for other things, seems a good day for that sort of supper 

Ma used to feed Wonky and her brother with chocolate buttons 'for their health' - she said that chocolate has iron and 'it'll stop them being anaemic'  


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:27

If you mow regularly it can't flower.  

Then use Evergreen 4 in 1 in the spring - it should kill the clover 

Last edited: 15 September 2016 17:29:46

Searching for old threads

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:25

I think there's still work being done ... 


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:00

I have that one too - C. Viticella Purpurea Plena Elegans - it's wonderful 

Fruit Bushes

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:46

You'll find the basics here 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:36

It's still sweltering here - thought you'd like to know Wonky's spent most of the day sleeping and is feeling a little more human now 

Insects, Bugs, beasties

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:33

I love Plume Moths - so elegant 

Pruning hornbeam hedge

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:12

I would shorten the side shoots - the long ones by one third and the shorter ones just tip.  I don't think I'd reduce the height.  It should normally be done in August, but I'd do it now as you've not done it.

That's going to look fabulous in a few years' time. 

Raising height of standard (lollipop) topiary

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:06

I agree Nut - I don't think it's possible to raise the height of a standard once it's been 'stopped' in order to form the head.  

Unkillable Aconitum

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 15:56

Promise it to a friend - in my experience it will promptly turn up its toes and expire. 

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