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Having problems

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:38

Hi Jacqueline

You need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts, and follow the instructions to upload a photo from your laptop or tablet. 

Otherwise you can put the photos on a photo-hosting website and post the link on here.

If you're still having problems let us know.

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:28

We've had lamb tonight too - lovely local lamb chops, crushed baby potatoes and chopped red onion sprinkled with olive oil and crisped in the oven with some fresh thyme, and a big helping of purple sprouting broccoli from the garden. 

Are these Cosmos seedlings leggy?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:23
CraighB wrote (see)

when you say plant them deeper. Shall I re pot them putting the seedling a little deeper?

I would - I've planted mine so the seed leaves are just above the soil level. 

Cast iron planter

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:11

Click on the Settings tab at the top of the page and make sure your settings are on Advanced Edit - then the toolbar should appear.

Too many trees?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:09

I'd keep the holly and clip it into a decent pyramid shape, and I'd keep the one on the left - looks like a pear - and get rid of the rather mediocre prunus-looking red leaved one in the middle. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 17:52

Hello folks

I can still do the hands flat on the floor thing - GP was flabbergasted when I could do it a couple of years ago - just did it again

I was going to try the crossed leg sitting down standing up thing but I stood there with my legs crossed and OH looked at me severely and said 'Don't!'   You'll do something to your bad knee and we'll spend hours in A&E ... so Please Miss, I'm excused

Hosta's OH had better write him a note too.

OH has just given me a glass of Gardener's Rest brewed by the Staffordshire Brewery.  Not as good as Adnams, but a pleasant beer all the same.  Love the pic on the label  

rose bushes/tree

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 17:39

So sorry you've lost Rio.

If you can't find one with Rio in the name, you might find one on this page suitable

- there's a lovely rose called Friends Forever, and another called Special Friend.

Laurus Nobillis

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:26

I find that it's best to leave it on its own and just top-dress the container with grit. 

Plants around the edges just disturb the roots causing suckering and also compete for water and nutrition, and bays are quite hungry and thirsty trees, although they do like the soil to be well drained. 

Have my apple tree cuttings rooted?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:21

I wait until I can see white roots at the bottom of the pot before I assume they've rooted. 


Hello little weedy thing

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:48

Do they look anything like this?

 If so they're sweet pea seedlings that need more light.

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