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Posted: 18/11/2015 at 08:25

Hmmm - I think you should let us be the judge of that Pdoc ......... Good morning

Planting Irises

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:38

That looks like a bearded iris - the rhizomes should be planted immediately into free-draining gritty soil.  Lay them horizontally in the soil with the top surface exposed.  They should really have been planted as soon as possible as they don't really go into dormancy as a bulb does.

Best of luck


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:25



Good morning all  G'day Pat

Wind dropped, pink and blue skies.  No damage that I can see, other than the windbreak around the PSB needs adjusting again.  It was jolly blustery in the night tho'!

Pat, I heard the news about the bush fires - awful


Removing mould on plant pots?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:15

Agree - efflorescence of salts/minerals because it's made from a natural substance - one of the advantages over using plastic/silicone etc - it will weather and change as it gets older.  Some people go to a lot of trouble to get this effect

If you go to an architectural salvage yard or even a country house auction you will find that weathered pots fetch much higher prices than 'new looking' ones.

New Allotmemt- help with designing needed

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 19:18

Charlotte - do you know the Streetlife website?  It's a local community site that you can ask for stuff or give it away or sell it (plus lots of other stuff).  You could ask for old scaffold boards and other timber, and all sorts of gardening stuff.  The other day our local one had two compost bins being given away. 

Have a look, I'm sure you'll find it useful

Planting Irises

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 18:28

I'm unclear as to whether these are Bearded Iris which grow from rhizomes, or one of the other types which grow from bulbs. 

Perhaps this site will help clarify

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:59

He could post from there - just like Pat does   And he could continue to be smug about the weather - we wouldn't notice the difference


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:27

We've relaxed since the days of the IRA bombs haven't we?  We'll have to go back to being vigilant.

Horrid stormy black clouds being blown across the  sky from the south-west - I think Verdun and Hosta have combined forces to send them this way


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 15:23

Hello folks - I'm back   Son has deleted things and installed things and laptop's behaving itself a bit better now. 

Horrid weather out there, really dark and rainy and a bit blustery.  OH has cleared the land under the tree that's to be felled on Friday, so that branches can be dropped etc - hope the weather improves so it doesn't cause a cancellation. 

Hosta - I refuse to be terrorised, but I would much prefer it if you and your OH go somewhere other than Sharm for your holidays for the time being please ((hugs))  the same goes for all other Forkers of course


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 09:24

Good morning KEF     While you're there, OH says can you pick up some .......... beer!!!

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