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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 21:13

Hello everyone - home from work - only one more day to go and I'm on Annual Leave again until Tuesday   Four courgettes (the first of the season) picked and ready for supper tomorrow.  Runner beans will soon be ready.  Marais de bois perpetual strawberries are still fruiting well and there's enough to make a healthy contribution to my breakfast on most mornings.  I bought three little chilli plants a while ago - they're all absolutely covered with chillies and more are forming -I like summer 


This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 20:49

Hello - is all well again?  Three Cheers for Daniel and the Tech Team!!! 


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 08:02

Good morning all!

Stacey, did you see last week's Gardeners World - acres of bearded irises in Suffolk!

The late father of my daughter's best friend used to breed them - she has a special one for me - if I get it established here I'll send you a root in a couple of years time - it's called Boxford Spice - it was his favourite - I can't find a picture on the net, but it's deep rusty brown and creamy yellow with speckles 

I've got to dig a new bed in the front garden for it, so I won't be getting it yet!

baby apples in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 06:58
chicky wrote (see)

.... Do you think squirrels log in to the forum??

More than likely - they can do virtually everything else - including shinning up squirrel-proof bird feeders 

Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 06:40

They look great!

I sowed Russian Giant last year, and in the awful wet that we had I was surprised that they even flowered, but they did - they weren't amazing, but to be honest if they'd been as big as yours we wouldn't have had room for them!  The flowers were around breakfast plate size.

This year, as the last snows melted I saw some little self-sown sunflower seedlings popping up - I didn't have the heart to weed them out and sow fresh, so I let them be and kept an eye on them.  They're flowering now - the biggest is about  7ft tall and the smallest about 2ft6ins. The biggest flower is the size of a small teaplate and the smallest is ........ well, quite small indeed.

 So my guess is that seeds from yours will produce smaller flowers next year than you get this year - if you're saving seeds, save those from the biggest flower and obviously save the biggest fattest seeds. 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 06:33

Good morning and welcome Markh 

Don't worry about asking inane questions - we like showing off    so just ask away - after all, if you don't get the basics right the rest isn't going to work is it?  

Looking forward to hearing all about your garden - and don't worry about posting, it's quite simple - or it usually is, the board has been playing up a bit lately, but if in doubt hit the F5 button, or Refresh or whatever - I'm sure the techies will sort it out soon.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:57

Time for me to snooze now - work tomorrow 

At least I won't have to water before I go to work - we've just had a smashing thunderstorm and a downpour.

See you tomorrow folks - sweet dreams 

Damaged lawn from animal activity

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:54

It's only bitches in season whose urine scorches lawns. 

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:35

There's references to be found by googling Nut, but I'm not convinced.


This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:27

Hi, there's been a problem on the forum for a couple of days - we've found we can get around it by pressing F5 or Refresh after we've posted.  It's a bit of a pain but I'm sure the techies are working on it.  

This is a free forum and as such we can't expect to be their top priority 

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