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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 14:44

You'd have to get past me Hosta - that's our place - didn't you read that it belongs to a couple of artists? 

I went up to Wyevale and came back with some Tarda tulips and some Crocus sativus for next autumn.  

Then I called in at Notcutts on the way home and picked up some little variegated ivies to go in pots with little daffs, and some species-type tulips 'Lilac Wonder' and some more Crocus 'Snow Bunting' just fell into the basket 

Notcutts also gave me a freebie of some red 'Darwin' type tulips - not sure where they're going to go - I'll put them in a pot and find a place for them later. 

Last edited: 06 October 2016 14:49:08

apricot tree

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 14:35

The pluot is a plum/apricot hybrid and I've not grown one.  I have eaten them and wasn't that impressed - nothing like the wonderful taste of a freshly picked apricot 

There are plenty of apricot varieties that will produce fruit in a sheltered spot outside in the UK. My mother in law has a very productive tree in Lincolnshire.  Think hers is a Goldcot. 

Lots of good advice here 

I really recommend Reads Nursery -and I have no connection with them other than as a satisfied customer. 

Lemon Tree

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 13:57

I find that daylight hours and light intensity is just as important as temperature when it comes to plant growth.  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 09:57
Joyce21 says:

Dove - driving = shoulder movement >>>> pain 

See original post

 Driving's ok thank goodness Joyce- the pain occurs when my arm is  raised above horizontal, so not likely to happen when driving - thank goodness.  But thanks for thinking of me 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:57

I suppose I could always pop out to the GC the other side of the city - they've got a bulb sale on ..... 

Lemon Tree

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:37

I wouldn't feed anything at this time of year - with low temperatures and light levels, not to mention short daylight hours, plants don't grow much if at all - they just wait for spring - that's the time to feed them.  

New GW...??

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 08:34

You can please some of the people some of the time, but you'll never please all of the people all of the time.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 07:33

I'd better put a load in too Joyce. And I must pop down to pick up a prescription and something for supper. I'll go in the car rather than bike, as that's probably not good for my shoulder 

garden chair final year project

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 07:20

Something to hold a book and a drink while I'm lounging would be good 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 07:12

Good morning all 

OH is off to work. I have a quiet day of resting my shoulder ahead of me 

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