Dovefromabove


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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 

Identification please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:54

That looks to me like Salix caprea ... (Goat Willow) ... self seed everywhere and grow far too big for most gardens.  


https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/goat-willow/ 

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:46

As Dave says, "landscape fabric is no match for Mares Tail, Will...."


Horsetail/marestail will grow through tarmac ... 


Plant id please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 19:21

That looks like a Potentilla fruticosa.


See this earlier thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/potentilla-fruticosa/72704.html 


I'd give it a feed of Fish Blood and Bone.  


They don't usually need a lot of pruning but if it needs reshaping late autumn is the time.

onions

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:47

You can buy red 'spring onions' in some shops.  You can use either as spring onions.  


https://www.sarahraven.com/veg_fruit/seeds/veg_seeds/spring_onion_north_holland_blood_red.htm 

Pepper plant wilting

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:17

I'd say that for a start the plant needs a bigger pot.  There's a huge amount of foliage there to be supported by roots confined to a small amount of compost. 


Chillies need warmer temperatures than tomatoes, and I'm only just beginning to harden off my tomatoes so it may well have been too cool for your chilli outside ... it's been a bit breezy too, and that can really dehydrate a plant.


Pot it up into a larger pot and if it goes outside make sure it's shielded from the wind and that the temperature is at least up to the mid teens.

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