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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:23
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
.... Get you Dove- show off!, only kidding, really well done, you are indeed a good advertisment for gardening retirement AND good cooking  ....


Marmalade traybake this afternoon - I'll be making far too much for OH to manage so, tea and cake at pm folks?

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:37

I've grown verbascums on heavy clay that baked hard in the summer in Suffolk and on free draining loam here - the consistent requirement seems to be sunshine 

Problems With Honeysuckle - Yellow/brown leaves

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:33

I agree with Buddyboy - give it some Fish Blood and Bone in February.

 Honeysuckle is tough - I'm sure it'll be fine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:26

Well,  I'm back from an early appointment  and the GP is very pleased with me  - BP down, cholesterol not too bad and 3/4 stone lost since I retired 

She said I'm a very good advert for retirement!

I said I'm a very good advert for gardening 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:27

Hi Snoodle - what about a few apricot/rust coloured verbascums - they look great with grasses, would give you some 'spires' and would start the flowering off a bit earlier? 

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:05

But beware of disturbing nesting birds - cherry laurel hedges are favourite nesting places for blackbirds, goldfinches and many other birds, and in many years nesting continues well into July - this year I've seen active nests in August. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:00

Good morning all   I went out into the garden about half an hour ago and was greeted by a frog hopping across the lawn towards me - we both stopped and looked at each other, then he  plopped into the pond 

Hefty and chums have eaten all their supper and had a party on the terrace again 

Yesterday we watched a beautiful green dragonfly laying its eggs in the plants around the pond - it must have got a bit muddled as it then laid an egg on the lawnmower 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:14

Been having a birthday tipple Verdun???  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:01

There's one waterlily out - bottom left quarter of the pic, directly under the leaf at the tip of the overhanging branch 

compost advice

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:53

Yes, but if you stir up the compost regularly they should stop growing, especially when the decomposition really gets going.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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