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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:58

Just had a horrendous hail storm ... all the ground was white and the car alarm went off.  Just as well I decided not to walk to tennis 

During the deluge a nice man from the technical department at BT phoned me to help me with an internet problem I didn't know I had  .... then he hung up on me ..... do you think it was something I said? 

Last edited: 26 April 2017 09:59:08

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:53
nutcutlet says:

might be worth unpotting it and loosening up the pot bound rootball if you didn't do that before.

See original post

 ... and at the same time check for the dreaded vine weevil grubs 

If it's of any help, I find lavender in containers does best with loambased compost with a generous addition of horticultural grit.  

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:34

I would give it a good soak as Fidget suggests, but then let it drain and don't water again until the soil, when you press your finger into the pot up to your first knuckle,  feels dry.

Fingers crossed it makes it 

Mystery Shrub

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 08:18

Snap Ladybird! 

Mystery Shrub

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 08:17

Looks like Pieris 'Forest Flame'. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:58

My cars booked in at the garage for tomorrow - hope it starts so I can get it there 

best way to identify native blue and white bells

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:34

Hmm, interesting ... I was reading something the a while back about the fact that although we seem to have lost our English Elms, there are naturally occurring hybrids which are resistant to the Dutch Elm disease, and that we could, in the future, see magnificent elms taking their place again in the English countryside. If somehow the hybridisation had been prevented this would not be a possibility. 

Another native plant that is hybridising all over the place is our native primrose  ... I've found pink primroses in hedgerows in the middle of farmland a long way from any garden with cultivated primroses in it.   Are we saying that no one should grow any of Barnhaven's delightful primulas in case we lose our native primrose? 

It's been happening for years, think Darwin called it evolution. 

Bees seem to be to blame 

Im not saying that one path is right or wrong ... Just that it's worth thinking about ...

Last edited: 26 April 2017 07:35:52

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:10

Good morning all 

No sign of frost this morning but I did think I heard hail on the windows earlier. 

Interesting report out from the RHS on the effect on British gardens of climate change. 

Water Stressed Pumpkins

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 21:54

Just to confirm - I'm in Norfolk and wouldn't consider plantjng out squash before early June ... Good luck with the next lot 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 21:38

Ahh, the thought of Wonky's Lovely Hub doing dinner.......... He has many amazing qualities, but providing meals isn't one of them ... They both have well developed self preservation skills 

She's promised me theyll have something quick but nourishing and she'll get an early night. 

Im tucked up in bed already ... Sweet dreams everyone 

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