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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:07

Heuchera 'Fire Chief' - Clari should have one of those!!!

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:27

I would re-pot it now, and then when the weather warms up it can go outside in the sunshine (but not scorching) for the summer - keep the compost a bit on the dry side, and keep an eye out for snails - they love them.  Then in the autumn bring it in and put it on a warm light windowsill and wait. 

I wouldn't split it - it's probably got three little plants in the pot to produce a plant that is balanced all around.  splitting it would give you three lopsided plants.

Once you've re-potted it I'd stop feeding it for a while - the compost should have enough feed in it for a few months.

They're great to take cuttings from, so when it starts to get too big you can take some stems off and use them as cuttings - three to a pot, back to back so you get a well balanced pot

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:57

Hello folks - I'm back

Re Chatsworth - it's a lovely thought, but it's an 8 hour round trip minimum, so probably best to count me out. 

Ma is well however she thinks Pa should give up driving the car now - apparently it takes a lot out of him and he spends the rest of the time sleeping - I agreed that he's probably past it by now

I have to laugh, otherwise .........................................

She didn't want me to leave without seeing Pa, so I popped along the corridor and came back saying that he was asleep, she could give him my love when she sees him.

I spoke to the manager who agreed that we can't keep telling her every day that Pa has died - it's too cruel - the best thing is just to go along with her and try to divert her attention ............ but that's hard to do, she's always been a very stubborn woman.

After my visit I popped down to the harbour and bought 3lb of fresh line-caught cod for £10 - bargain!!! That'll feed us tonight and the rest will be frozen.
Then I had a packet of crisps and a drink while watching the sea.

On the way home, just outside Norwich, there was a humungous hailstorm - huge hail - I thought it was going to crack the windscreen! OH says there's been no hail at all here  He's outside feeding the robin again 

aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:45

Hi again Matt

I think you'll get more answers to this question if you start a new thread with an appropriate title that catches the eye

Help finding wall bracket/ hook

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:30

Jennifer - thanks - I'd lost the name of that manufacturer - I bought some of the clip and hang brackets a couple of years ago and want some more - they're great for hanging bird feeders from the fence - as they'fre not fixed we can vary the position according to the time of year and the  birds' needs.  Fantastic!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:15

Good morning Wonky! 

I've got a photo of you, your brother and Boss the lab standing under some Rheum palmatum leaves at the foot of a rocky cliff face.  Must get a new scanner-printer for this laptop, then I can post  the photo on here

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:06

OH says the problem with James Wong's suit is that he's wearing the wrong shirt - the collar is all wrong -  it sits too high and is too wide and it argues with the lines of the jacket. He says it would look fine with the right shirt.  OH is very good at these things. 

I must say I dislike those cut-away shirt collars - I can't believe that a 'gentleman' would ever wear one

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:54

Oooh KEF!  Good luck with that! ((hugs))

 

Fidget, a Chatsworth visit would be great - it's years and years since I've been, but hadn't we better wait until they've put it back together?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:33
Wintersong wrote (see)

Morning all 

Low mood today, no idea why although I suspect lack of gardening has something to do with it 

Sun came out yesterday afternoon and it's here now but I do believe we have more of the wet stuff to come this week 

What shall I do with myself today 

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone 

PS Dan Pearson's garden must  win best in show surely? It's absolutely incredible 

Wintersong - you could put Radio 2 on, singalonga Ken Bruce while finishing off sorting my bookcase - there's only the gardening section to do now - while I visit Ma - that'll lift your mood surely

And yes, Dan Pearson's garden is a piece of Heaven, and I want it  !!!!!!!!!!!!

aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:00

Hi Matt

The only daft question is the one you don't ask

Broad leaved plants are those that don't have narrow leaves like grasses - so virtually anything that isn't a grass or similar.

Most weedkillers were designed initially for use by farmers - they needed weedkiller that would kill the weeds with big leaves but that would leave the wheat and barley unaffected.  This means that they also work for lawns - we can treat the lawn with a weedkiller that will kill dandelions and plantains (broad leaves) and leave the grass to grow.

The problem comes when we use the weedkiller (lawn treatment) near plants that we want - the chemical cannot distinguish between them and the weeds - it affects all non-narrow leaved plants - dandelions, docks and delphiniums are all the same to it.

What I do when I use the lawn treatment that contains a weedkiller is to leave a gap around the edge of the lawn where I don't apply it - any weeds in that area I treat with a spot weedkiller that I can just dab on the offending weed (e.g. Roundup Gel).  This way I can hopefully avoid poisoning my pansies

While we're on the subject I'll just add that this is the reason why the first 3 mowings of grass following the lawn treatment shouldn't be put in the compost heap - just in case it doesn't totally break down by the time the compost is used in the garden - don't want the compost to kill our cabbages

Hope that helps

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