Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:57

Welcome back Steve   I must say, I'd wondered where you were hiding - glad you had a good time - I've just googled it - looks fantastic - but do they have mozzies there? 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 14:49

Back lawn cut and edged and a bit of tidying done. Lots of watering done too - some to keep the soil moist for the nematodes I applied the other day.   I've also  watered the new bed as the cerinthe have an attack of powdery mildew .  Now the sprinkler is on the sweetcorn.  I must say I'm impressed with this 'Swift' sweetcorn so far, growing quickly and nice sturdy plants, almost all have two cobs forming, some have three 

Can anyone help me with my Hawthorn hedge problem?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 14:25

They are very close to the wall - even in wet weather walls create a rain shadow 


Walls keep off rain causing a mini-rainshadow up to a metre (yard) wide from the base of the wall. In this zone the soil will be particularly dry and plants may fail to thrive unless watered."   https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=689 


They are quite large plants with a lot of foliage - foliage transpires moisture - so give them a couple of large buckets full of water at least two or three times a week until autumn, unless you get a real tropical downpour.

Last edited: 16 July 2016 14:26:59

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:05
fidgetbones says:

Is Charlie pregnant or just eaten too much?


See original post

 Charlie lost her mother and stepfather in the Asian tsunami and understandably life has been difficult.  She's done a lot of charity work and local tv programmes.  As with a lot of us, reaching middle age has resulted in a bit of 'middle age spread' - hardly likely to be pregnant at the age of 50.


Far more likely to have been force-fed donuts by Verdun ... it's his fault  

Last edited: 16 July 2016 13:06:37

So angry: Neighbour has cut back my pyracantha

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 12:46

You could do all of the above ...... but ......... if you're selling a house you're legally obliged to tell any prospective purchaser about any such problems with neighbours ......... I'd keep quiet and carry on with your plans for moving 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 11:48

All the Abrahamic religions forbid the killing of non-combatants - but as has happened so often throughout time, religious teaching has been twisted to their own ends


I've mowed the front lawn  - despite a good breeze it's very warm out there.  


Now for a coffee then the back lawn ....... .  

What should I put around the the edge of the grass to highlight summer house?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 10:08

Ah, our posts crossed - sorry.


You click on the camera symbol to upload a photo, but there is a glitch on the site at the moment which is being sorted ... at the moment I'm finding it easiest to upload photos from my phone


there's info here http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/site-feedback/uploading-pics/984287.html 


Good luck 

What should I put around the the edge of the grass to highlight summer house?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:39

Can you post a photo for us please 

Please sign the petition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:37

Thank goodness the water butts are full 

Can you I D Please?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:20
Geoff S says:

I'll check that one out Nutcracker but still seems perhaps taller than these which are around 30cms.  



 It may well not have finished growing yet! 


But we can only make guesses - why not contact the Nat Trust and ask?  There is an email address on the website 


 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden 

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