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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 16:29

Absolutely sweltering now - I've walked around the garden, watched the frogs in the pond enviously and decided that there's watering of toms and courgettes to be done later and potting on of chillies to be done tomorrow, as well as some shuffling around of pots on the terrace so that plants are shown off to their best advantage - but none of it will be done just yet - it's far too hot and besides, there's a large family of blackbird fledglings enjoying the garden - I really don't want to disturb them 

I shall watch some of the athletics on tv - I like watching athletics - son ran 100m for the junior county team way back - still has achilles problems 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 16:13

Next Saturday BL 

Where to plant a Fig?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 16:12

Mine is in a large terracotta pot in the south-east facing corner of our terrace.  

If you're planting it in the ground, Monty shows you what to do here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/planting/how-to-plant-a-fig-tree/112.html 

Quotes

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 16:05
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Not quite perfect yet!

 

OK. Searched to find this about quoting problem. Followed instructions, they worked ( sort of)

Trialled quoting last message. Looks strange.

 

Looking ok from here 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:40

Lovely pic John - I think nasturtiums are under-rated - lovely plants (as long as they don't get eaten by the caterpillars).  I've got some climbing up the trellis with my grapevine.   Sorry to hear about your friends but glad that you've got them safely home - they must've been so relieved to see you.  

Yesterday the temp struggled to get above 15C - today it's nearly 28C and very humid.  First thing this morning it was chilly and damp so the BBQ was changed into a buffet - then the sun came out  

My young friend was very happy and telling me all about her new baby niece.  It was great to meet up again with the Befriender who I matched her with over 10 years ago - she is still a major part of her life - quite proud of that piece of work 

Plants to identify

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:30

Rudbeckia?

Mystery Plant

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:25

Graham, we've answered your earlier posting.  It's oilseed rape.  If you're having problems seeing your posts let us know. 

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:08

Link here http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/12/gardens-alys-fowler-winter-salad 

I'd challenge her assertion that most oriental greens won't be bothered by slugs - my Pak choi has been decimated - despite a gritty soil and the provision of delicious slug pubs 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:05

I thought that would be the case - shame .... but we'll raise a glass  to absent friends

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:23

The really strong winds and heavy rain we've had over the last few days have bashed my sweet peas about a bit   There's lots more flowers to cut, but I think I may have seen the last of the long straight stems for a bit 

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