Dovefromabove


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Mystery plants

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 06:47

  It's the coffee that does it!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 06:46

Good morning Fg and anyone else who's about

OH was up first and brought me my coffee!!!!!!!

Not sure what today will bring - probably a modicum of vacuuming and a trip to the farm shop, some watering and feeding and dead-heading, and perhaps a chinese takeaway ........

Enjoy Wisley everyone - perhaps all forkers should wear a buttonhole so they can wave at other forkers wearing buttonholes

Mystery plants

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 06:39

The first is tansy tanecetum vulgare,   I agree the second is Solidago and the third is burdock.

The solidago is useful in the garden and also great as a filler in flower arranging, but cut it down before it seeds or you'll have it popping up everywhere.

Gardening Using Artificial Intelligence & Facial Recognition

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 06:34
GrowBot wrote (see)

GrowBot ............. using Artificial Intelligence & Facial Recognition Technology to learn about the plants and tend to them so you don’t have to think about it........................Ideal for elderly care facilities ............

I think it'd need a few adaptations before it could be used for caring for the elderly, but I've no doubt you're working on it ................

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:33

Susan - the blackberries are in the freezer for the moment, but they're likely to turn into a blackberry and apple pie or crumble before long

We're very lucky living here - just outside the city and yet in the heart of the Norfolk Broads

Enjoy Wisley tomorrow Scroggin

Screen/Hedge - Need Advice

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:27

Try one of the Clematis Alpinas - they cover  quite a decent area quite quickly but aren't as rampant as the Montana varieties.  Also they flower in the spring, which will work well if they're followed by a rose. 

The dog rose flowers can be quite short-lived - what about the rambler Francis E Lester http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/francis-elester/  .  I have it in my garden and I think it would suit your needs perfectly

Help needed!

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:02
philippa smith2 wrote (see)
I'm not sure that it is a good idea to ask for a "blanket" ban on Cats or any other subject which relates to gardens and gardeners.


I think  from Katie's reply she clearly understood that Wonky made that suggestion with her tongue firmly in her cheek

TWO PLANTS - PLEASE IDENTIFY?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:26

The first is a tradescantia (aka Spider wort)

 

The third pic looks to me like a Canna just coming into flower

My lovely plums!

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 15:32

Apart from the caterpillar

My Cherry Tree Needs Urgent Help! Advice Please...

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:44
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Stone fruits (cherries/plums etc) must not be pruned in the autumn/winter or they are likely to get Silverleaf Disease.

The time to prune cherries is around midsummer - lots of info here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=318


Rainbow Chaser wrote (see)

I believe so Busy-Lizzie    I am really surprised though because it's still Summer!  As it's preparing to loose it's leaves, am I okay to prune it now or not?

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Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Stone fruits (cherries/plums etc) must not be pruned in the autumn/winter or they are likely to get Silverleaf Disease.

The time to prune cherries is around midsummer - lots of info here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=318

Not now - prune cherries and plums in June!

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