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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:38

Hello folks - a very tired person here - exhausted from excitement at seeing Touchwood aquilegias at the weekend, staying up late partying, listening to amazing guitarist, getting home late last night and having to go to work this morning - think I'm going to be tired all week 


Posted: 29/07/2013 at 07:09

Hello folks - I'm back from my weekend on The Gower with my son and cousins.  Guess what - I'm a lucky person - I had a personal guided tour of the gardens at Touchwood - it turns out that my cousins are friendly with Carrie Thomas's neighbour and therefore know her a bit and when I discovered that Touchwood was just up the road from their house well .............  I have come back with four acquilegias and a roscoea - I'm a very happy bunny   Where am I going to put them? 

I'll read back and see what you've all been up to when I get back from work this evening - sorry to hear that some of you've had a bit too much rain - we seem to have had hardly any here and S Wales was idyllic in the sunshine.  The Undergardener has done very well in my absence, we have runner beans, the toms are fine, courgettes are romping away and seedlings are up 

Have a good day folks 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:55

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Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:52

But if you'd let us know you'd done it, we wouldn't have done it - we could have gone out and dead-headed the roses - that's why we shout it from the rafters 


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:39

in the event of there being no avian assistance available, wash them off with a hose 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:37

Tomatoes don't need light to ripen, it's the warmth they need, so you don't take leaves off for that reason - but  I remove the lower ones so that they don't pick up viral infections from water splashing on the soil, and then when the first truss has set I remove all the leaves below that.  Some people remove more.

Please identify my flowering plant in my garden

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:45

We'll need a photograph please Keith - to upload a pic just click on the tree icon in the toolbar above where you post a message and follow the instructions 

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Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:44

They should be finished soon, there won't be much for them to do when they've done Yeovil 


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:43

Shame about the Hedgehog site - I've not had any troubles with it 

FG, I bought some weed & feed ages ago and have been waiting for a reliable sounding forecast of rain so that I could apply it but we don't seem to have had any proper rain for months - the Environment Agency website tells us  East Anglia is 34 percent drier, 6 percent hotter and 6 percent sunnier than England & Wales as a whole, which makes this the driest region.  I couldn't do it earlier because I'd reseeded the patches where the builder's 3 skips had spent a large part of 2012 

late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:33

Not sure about the dicentra - likes to have it's toes damp - mine's been most unhappy this summer on my Shady Bank 

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