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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:32
Clarington wrote (see)

....! Big lump of beef awaiting my attention for a roast tonight - guess that means I'd best start pottering on!

What time are you expecting us Clari?   I can lay my hands on a couple of bottles of Medoc 

Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:30
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

That looks more like a buttercup to me I'm afraid 

 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=784 

Sorry, I was trying to be tactful and break it gently to you ((hugs)) but it is DEFINITELY A BUTTERCUP. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:18

KEF - go back to bed or have more coffee  - Astrantia major aren't bulbs either 

Verdun - it says here that it's ideal for small gardens or containers  http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/prunus-mume-beni-chidori/classid.2000011175/ 

I still don't have a reason not to get one 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43751.jpg?width=375&height=350&mode=max

 For KEF - she needs it!!!

Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:53

That looks more like a buttercup to me I'm afraid 

 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=784 

Rabbits!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:17

Myxomatosis was introduced into the UK in the early 1950s - as a small child in very rural Bedfordshire I remember our Postlady carrying a mallet in her bicycle basket in order to 'despatch' the myxie rabbits she came across on her delivery round.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxomatosis 

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:12

Oh dear - is it worth seeking legal advice or will that just make matters worse? 

As for the damage, it depends a great deal on the weedkiller used. If it was a systemic one and it was applied a fortnight ago it's likely to have spread to the roots by now.

Can you post a picture on here of the damage and the whole clematis and we'll see if anyone comes up with any ideas.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:03

Good morning Verdun - 

Verdun wrote (see)

Hi............. Nice few lemons on my lemon tree......tasty too.  

I'll bring my gin 

I'm going to sow some wax beans Buerre de Roquencourt this week - then I'll direct sow the runners a bit later. 

I've been sitting here this morning trying to think of a reason not to get a Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori' for the front garden, and I haven't been able to think of a single one ........ and what is more, now OH is awake, he says he likes the look of them ..... oh dear, I suppose we'll have to get one 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 06:52

We'll wait to hear from you Mike .............. when you're ready 

help with azalea

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 06:50

Hi, I think we're the only ones up at the moment Mark  

I don't grow ericaceous plants in this garden, although I've grown a few in the past, but my first thought is, have you done a ph test of your soil?  

Although you say you've planted the azalea in ericaceous soil, if the soil surrounding it is alkaline and contains chalk the alkalinity will leach into the ericaceous soil which will not suit the azalea.  I would grow it in a large container and be sure to water only with rainwater.  

In my experience some rhododendrons are more tolerant of a degree of alkalinity. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 06:39

Good morning all   Just been reading back and catching up with everyone - some Forkers visiting other gardens, some acquiring more plants,  some visiting supermarkets, and some staying up late and visiting Boybands!!!  I stayed in and fell asleep on the sofa 

Today it's overcast but dry (so far).  The plan is, after Dippy Egg and Toastie Soldiers we'll go to the Farm Shop where Bhaji Man is giving a demonstration http://recipeinabox.bhajiman.co.uk/curry-kit-recipes.html - then we're going to an ancient woodland to walk amongst bluebells -  the Met Office forecast says

"..........After a rather cloudy start, some bright or sunny intervals will develop during the day. However, rain or showers in the south at first will develop elsewhere by mid afternoon, and may be heavy and thundery in places. Maximum Temperature 15 °C."  

Hopefully we'll time it right for the sunny intervals 

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