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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:39

 

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 Who was it wanted cake?   Pear and almond cake with streuzel topping ok?

And there's a chicken korma for later 

 

Building an arbour

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:22

You don't have to fix it down, but once an arbour gets some plants growing over it, it will catch the wind and you'll run the risk of it blowing over, or blowing away leaving a trail of havoc in its wake.

If I were you I'd fix it firmly to the paving - there's one way of doing it shown here http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5023026_build-pergola-concrete-patio.html - but you can ask for advice at a local DIY store - they're usually very helpful.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:39

Think you and I should keep each other company Bill - it's not gardening weather out there - I'll put the kettle on 

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Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:28

Lots of info here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=332  - good training and pruning will help, and a good dose of Sulphate of Potash will encourage flowering and fruiting

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:23

It's dropped to just above 9C here and all thought of gardening has been cancelled - a chicken korma is simmering in the slow cooker and I shall be making a tiramisu shortly.  I shall then put my feet up and watch rubbish telly - possibly some old Bonanzas, or a Columbo 

Non flowering Trachelospurnum

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 12:12

Never grown one, so this is just a slightly educated guess, but instead of feeding with a balanced NPK fertiliser this spring, I'd give it a good dose of Sulfate of Potash  right now and see if that will give it a bit of a kick up the btm 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:59

Well, if you're going to keep it you'd better learn a bit more about it  http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/apothecary/the-elder-tree - it can be very useful as well as decorative, but watch where you fall asleep on Midsummer's Eve 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:17

It's turned really chilly here Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:12

The flowers are good for making cordial and wine, and the berries also make a good red wine if you're into making such things.

However there are some more attractive forms for the garden - http://search.millcreeknursery.ca/11050005/Plant/10051/Golden_Glow_Elder 

and http://www.provenwinners.com/plants/sambucus/black-lace-elderberry-sambucus-nigra are two well known ones, which also flower and fruit if you don't cut them hard back every year. 

The wild form, which you have, can be a bit of a thug. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:07

Awwww! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMWvw_FFOvM 

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