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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:55

When did I have vino  .... apart from the last time 

Just read back properly - Congratulations TT - all that effort just to give you a lovely grand-daughter 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:47

Hello folks   IT'S THE WEEKEND!!! 

BusyLizzie - I grew up in TollyCobbold country 



Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:30

Apparently I looked like a Red Indian 


All right, I know ............ detention 


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:24

I've got 20 plants on my terrace and two in the veg patch.  

Italophile, we've eaten our first Soldackis  - they were delicious,quite sweet with a real depth of flavour and so much more interesting than 'shop tomatoes' even expensive vine ripened ones!  I did a 'blind tasting' with OH using pieces of a Soldacki and pieces of a shop bought beefsteak Jack Hawkins - absolutely no comparison - he identified the Soldacki 3 times out of 3  and loved the flavour.

Sadly the first fruit from the 'mystery' tomato tasted quite bland 

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 18:11
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I don't know whether to laaugh or cry

I think I'll drink gin 


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 07:19

I've entered several comps today with no problem - sorry if that's not much help, but it does indicate the difficulty might be at your end - are you on a pc or tablet? 

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 07:02

I'm afraid I can't see it working - what about your guttering?  Apart from the ivy blocking any guttering the bags will impede the flow of rain off the roof, causing all sorts of problems 

The plants will prefer to grow upwards up the pitch of the roof (supposing it's a pitched roof).

Ivy can be absolutely rampant and when wet with rain it'll be really heavy and as has been said, may pull the bags off the roof.  The bags will also be heavy when full of compost and water - is the structure of the roof sound enough to support it?  Also putting something like that on the roof may cause damp penetration and rot. 

I'm sorry, I don't want to be a wet blanket, but I'm sure there are better ways to get some greenery along the wall of that garage ....  if you post a photo of it we might be able to make some helpful suggestions 

What is wrong with this plant?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 06:49

It looks as if your garden slopes - although you've had some heavy rain the ground was probably baked hard earlier in the year and even heavy rain will not have soaked in much but will have run off the surface of a slope. 

Coupled with that the base of the shrub is surrounded with other plants, including what looks like a large green tree or shrub nearby, all competing for water and nutrients.  It would have had a better chance if an area around the roots (a metre diameter) was clear of plants and the soil mulched with something to help retain moisture.

I'm afraid it's suffering from drought conditions at the roots.  

Help me not kill this plant

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 06:42

It doesn't require much tlc and provides a good backdrop to perennials etc -  here's some general info 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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