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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:53

Good morning Chicky


 Help yourselves folks

Random holes appeared

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:50

Hello Squirrel and welcome

Are the plants growing in garden soil or bought compost?  If it's garden soil you might have some little critters in there which are moving the soil about.  Or it might just be that the soil has settled into some air pockets. 

Have your plants got proper leaves as well as the first seed leaves yet?  If so it's time anyway to prick them out individually into little pots of so that they can grow stronger before they're ready to go outside.  When you prick them out use some good quality multi-purpose compost.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/propagation_pricking1.shtml

Hope that helps 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:41

Good morning all  G'day Pat   That menu didn't sound very authentically Russian did it?  More 'Soviet'.

It's only 3.8C so far this morning, but it's dry and the light cloud is thinning in the west - 'my' pair of goldfinches are already on the feeder outside the sitting room window and I think we're going to have a fairly good day.  I shall be travelling south to visit Ma.

 

 

Tree Peony Disaster

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:53

Don't think the top bit will root ........... but stranger things have happened.

On the other hand, the roots are very likely to grow new shoots and branches and turn into a perfectly good shrub.

Help indentify a fragrant shrub/bush SOUTH OF FRANCE

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:39

Think you may be right Nutcracker

It's not quite right for a choisya

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:22

I agree with HCA - I certainly wouldn't prune such a young plant in Pruning Group 1.  It may never need pruning other than to take out crossing or diseased or damaged branches and to thin out a little congested growth as it gets older.

RHS info on Pruning Group 1 here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=549

Berries... Will any produce fruit this year if planted now?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:06

You should certainly get some fruit from autumn fruiting raspberries if you plant them now.  I grow Polka - great crop, large tasty fruit. e

Be warned - they do need plenty of room!

Preformed wildlife pond

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:50

I'm surprised at Simon King giving his name to that - the 'pre-formed rock' surrounding the pond gives absolutely no protection, hidey holes, or anything for amphibians, insects etc. 

We have rocks at one end of our pond to provide shelter for frogs from birds. cats, herons etc - but the rest of the pond is surrounded by plants which trail down into the water hiding the liner. 

Non flowering Honeysuckle

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 14:34

Against a south-facing wall?  My guess is that it's too dry.  My honeysuckles have been flowering much better since I installed a soaker hose along the bottom of the fence where they're planted, and they're on the north-facing side and are in shade for a lot of the time. 

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