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Deadheading Nerines

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 07:41

You deadhead to prevent the formation of seeds so the plant can put its energy into building the bulb up to flower again the following year. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 07:38

Good morning all  G'day Pat

Whats been going on


Have I missed all the fun? 

Clearing algae

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 22:19

Yes the water will be fine. 

However remember that moss and algae form where there is lack of light, dampness  and poor drainage. Correct the conditions and you'll have less of a problem with moss and algae around your plants. 

Deadheading Nerines

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 21:02

They need to be planted really shallow ... Almost out of the ground, in poor soil where they get baked by the sun 

Cultivating moss!

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 18:38

Josusa ... I knew I'd read something that would interest you ... I've been searching for it and at last I've found it 

Hope it helps 

Roses and pruning

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 17:57

When you prune (probably in late February) cut to an outward facing bud.

It seems counter-intuitive, but cut the shorter stems harder back than the longer ones.  

There's a gardening truth 'growth follows the knife' , so the harder back you cut the more it will grow.

Cut the shorter stems back hard and the longer stems not so hard and they will even up.

Then give them a feed of Fish Blood and Bone and mulch with well rotted farmyard manure (don't let it touch the stems) and hopefully that will perk them up.  

Deadheading Nerines

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 17:36

The only silly question is the one you don't ask

Wait for the cluster of flowers to die, then snip the stem a couple of inches from its base.  


Posted: 18/10/2017 at 17:09

It depends what you burn on your fire ... 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 17:06

While others were coping with Ophelia on Monday, we were enjoying a warm sunny day at Morston Quay on the North Norfolk coast

The tide was out 

Last edited: 18 October 2017 17:08:04

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 15:51

Glad you're all unscathed Liri 

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