Dovefromabove


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Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:30

It is, isn't it Verdun - bought from Woottens about a month ago when it was just breaking the soil surface 

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:27

I spoke with my brother on this very subject the other day - he is a farmer - he insists that profit margins in agriculture are so low that over-treating with glyphosate is a big No-No.  He says that on his acreage it would be enough to make a crop unprofitable and he is very strict with his workers that instructions and guidelines must be adhered to - the amounts to be used are calculated by computer programme and if the amount used/coverage/acreage don't tally there's 'Hell to Pay'.


Of course, not everyone may be as rigorous as my brother.  As he says, he feeds his family on the crops he produces - he doesn't want to use any more chemicals than absolutely necessary. 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:20

I've got some newbies too



H. Fireworks



H. June Fever


and bought as babies last year



H undulata



H. Stained Glass


photod taken on phone so not brilliant 

Name

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:34

Is there a picture coming - otherwise it's going to be a bit of a guess 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:23

Plant pauper .... we worked out the shape very carefully .......... 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:19

Hosta, it is big ...........    


Do you think we should stake it, or will it be ok as it's multi-stemmed?  The garden does have high fences all around but the wind can be a bit blustery sometimes ...


Just had a phone call - the young person I knew through my work and continued to visit even now because she considered me a friend, passed away last night.  She had severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy with learning difficulties ....... oh how I'll miss her smile  

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 15:00

Oh yes   it's going at the far end of the new Sunny Bed we're working on - it's an island bed projecting into the lawn (well, more of a peninsula than an island if you get me) .  It will screen the re-vamped utility area and compost bins and also our neighbour's house to the rear, and provide the birds with a somewhat smaller replacement for the big ash tree we felled last autumn.  We'll underplant it with Cyclamen coum and  the bed will be a mix of grasses, low growing shrubs and tall wavy perennials.  


Well, that's the plan so far ........... 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:58

Just been to get our Amelanchier



Its gorgeous - multi stemmed and getting on for 7ft from soil level to top. We brought it home on the back seat of the car with niece holding on. I drve slowly to save the leaves blowing off. Nieces and convertibles come in handy:)

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 10:03

Not from me BL - I agree with you 

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:21

Just like the wild Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' is biennial - mine (sowed last year) is looking gorgeous just now.  Maybe you bought a plant in its first year? 

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