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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 08:27

Here you are Obs 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 08:15

Oh, hello Fairy   Hello BL     Have a good day both of you.  

Going anywhere exciting today BL?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 08:12

Clari ... hope it's a good one 

Amberspy ... four days off sounds good  (but what would I know, since I retired I've been busier than ever) .

Obelixx - I've suggested to the Sydney gardener that it's not a suitable tree for a container, but s/he disagrees 

Wonky tells me that she's able to pace herself at work, as the Estate Manager now gives her a list of jobs to be done in the next few days and trusts her to get on with them, and has also told her to spend a couple of hours at one type of job then a couple at another so she's not using the same muscles etc all the time e.g. Wonky has been given the job of training the climbing roses in the walled garden properly, rather than as they are at the moment, shooting upwards like a rocket, but as a lot of the time her arms are above her head when she's doing that, she's been told to alternate it with pricking out in the greenhouse, or weeding or mowing on the ride-on 

I've just put the sprinkler on the broad beans ............. the pods are growing and need moisture ... can't wait for the rain that may come tomorrow.  

Last edited: 11 May 2017 08:14:16

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 06:41

Morning Wonky   Enjoy the sunshine

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 06:04

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Another sunny morning and the song thrush is singing away 

I got lots done in the garden yesterday and there's lots more to do today ...

Baby Ash Tree Stow Away

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 22:13


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 22:10

 Night night all ... Sleep tight. 

Unknown bird

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 20:14

Yes, absolutely agree with Scroggin ... a Grey partridge 

Potatoes planting through plastic

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 19:05

The reason that traditionally grown potatoes are said to 'clean the ground' is because the soil has to be cultivated and kept loose so that the potatoes can be earthed up, therefore the gaps between the roes are regularly hoed to be kept free of weeds and the soil is moved about to earth up the potatoes throughout the growing season.  

Also as the potatoes grow the foliage becomes thick and one row of potatoes meets the next one, shading out any germinating weeds around them.  

Then when the potatoes are lifted the beds are dug over again to get all the tubers, preventing any  'volunteers' growing ... again this keeps the soil cultivated preventing weed growth.

Afraid it's not some magical property that the potatoes have .......... it's the hard work of the gardener that cleans the soil. 


Posted: 10/05/2017 at 16:37

Don't allow rhubarb to flower - it weakens the plant.  Take the whole flower stem out from the base and give the plant lots of water - a couple of buckets full today and more in a few days time.  It's probably the prolonged dry spell that has put it under stress.  I'd stop pulling stalks for this season unless it's very prolific.  

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