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Species roses

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 06:38

No sorry Dinah - and it was some 20+ years ago that I left that garden - it was a gorgeous little rose with lovely dark ferny foliage and a beautiful perfume.

I have a variegation issue!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 06:33

Nut is always right - Edd you should've learned that by now! 

The rootstock is likely to grow into a monster - they're chosen to pass on their vigour to the weaker variegated graft.  If the graft has failed the rootstock will be huge   I'd hoick it out now before I need to pay for a tree surgeon and a stump grinder!  Don't forget, willow stumps regrow!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 06:28

Good morning DD and anyone else who's about

Bon voyage Edd

BL ((hugs)) rotten swine - I bet he ate you out of house and home too!

Has everyone changed back to Advanced Edit and got their smilies back now!!!

As Verdun said, don't forget you have to SAVE CHANGES!

Fidget, I've a feeling Edd thinks most of us are boys

Mystery pepper plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:56

Datura or Thornapple https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=536

Also known as Jimson Weed and subject of many paintings by Georgia O'Keefe

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/20/georgia-okeeffe-painting-world-record-price-art-woman

Are these edible? What are they?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:46

From the looks of the leaves and fruit I'd say they're red currants and I'd be happy to eat them - I'd make redcurrant jelly with them http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/red-currant-jelly-4460

Because they're very high in pectin they're also very useful as an addition to low-pectin fruit such as strawberries, to make jam - see this thread on a Food Forum http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11905&p=303735&hilit=Ian%27s+strawberry#p303735

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:39
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Are your new specs faulty Dove?  

 

Not the specs - it's the fingers - can I still blame the spritzer that wasn't??????

Pond algae or some kind of spawn?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:37

It is difficult - articles tell people that they can make a pond in almost anything, but the smaller the pond the harder it is to get a balance - and any standing water will be a mosquito breeding ground in a matter of hours - even minutes!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:35

Whoops!  Looks like I'll need an admin assistant too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:33

I think I'll set up a garden-sitting agency - I'll employ only Forkers and hire them out only to Forkers - payment will be in cakes, jam and home-made wine

I'll need access to everyone's diaries so that I can co-ordinate your holiday dates 

From now onwards no Forkers can have holidays without me having signed your A/L Card.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:33

I think I'll set up a garden-sitting agency - I'll employ only Forkers and hire them out only to Forkers - payment will be in cakes, jam and home-made wine

I'll need access to everyone's diaries so that I can co-ordinate your holiday dates

From now onwards no Forkers can have holidays without me having signed your A

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