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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 13:39

I'm thinking about this honeysuckle for that trellis ...... what do you think? 

Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 13:34

That sounds promising .......... be patient with the cuttings ........... they'll take several weeks but my betting is that they'll root. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:55

OK Lyn    I'll pot it up and talk nicely to it ........... it is a bit special as it was a retirement gift from the young friend who died a year ago this month, just after Ma.  

She chose Daniel Deronda 'cos she was very keen on purple 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:49
Obelixx says:

....  Sounds like you need a smelly honeysuckle Dove.   We had a gorgeous deep pink and purple one in Belgium and have inherited a soft yellow one here.  Yum!  ...

 It had crossed my mind Obelixx   We've got Lon. Serotina, Belgica and Graham Thomas in the back garden ... maybe I'll find another one for the front 

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:42

Is there a groove along the upper face of the stem?  If so it's Common Hogweed 
Heracleum sphodylium   Not a relative of the Giant Hogweed so not dangerous.  I used to pick armfuls for pet rabbits and goats.  Another name is Cow Parsnip.  It has a large creamy white umbelliferous flower like cow parsley on steroids which looks fabulous if left to dry for the winter frosts. 

Last edited: 18 May 2017 11:43:03

Corkscrew hazel - diseases

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:02

Looks like scale insects to me too 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:30

Replied Hosta 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:29

You'll soon see when flower buds begin to form 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:41

Let us know what happens! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:37

Punkdoc ... it sounds hopeful but I'm not holding my breath 

Hosta ... sounds like a wonderful night's sleep   and to answer your question ... not so far 

Last edited: 18 May 2017 09:38:39

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