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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:32

Good morning Daisy   I was rooting for Holland too 

I'm wide awake 'cos we've got really strong winds here - a large beech tree has blown down in a pub garden a couple of miles away  http://www.norwichadvertiser24.co.uk/news/lucky_escape_for_norwich_pub_owners_after_strong_winds_cause_tree_to_crash_down_just_metres_from_building_1_3677749 

Don't think we're getting the scorcher - our local forecast says "It will be a generally cloudy day with occasionally heavy rain, possibly with thunder. Feeling cool, especially near coasts with outbreaks of rain. Fresh or strong northerly winds will slowly ease. Maximum Temperature 18 °C. " 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 20:07

Took a bunch of my sweet peas to my Aged Ps in their Res. Home this morning - they used to be one of Ma's favourites but she's a bit confused about things now, but the scent certainly reminded her of some things.  

Pa was very chuffed with them and thought I was very clever.  He loved the colours and the scent and has them in a vase by the reclining chair where he spends most of his time.  

I just foliar fed my plants first time.But..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:58

I had a pair of Jade plants that flowered every year when I lived in Suffolk, but they were about 30 years old and I grew them very hard - they hadn't been re-potted for years and lived on a sunny south facing windowsill with the occasional drink of water and an even more occasional spell outside in a downpour to wash the dust off the leaves.  

I've been a good girl

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:52

My OH started getting into growing things this year with garlic - he's very proud of his crop - I think he might try sweetcorn next year, if I sow the idea early enough 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:05

Clari - Yviestevie is right - when several social work teams were facing redundancies here a few years ago, County Hall first asked for anyone who wanted voluntary redundancy or early retirement - after than we all had to be interviewed for the jobs that were available.  As four teams were being amalgamated into 3, and there was only one FSW post (my job) in each team, four of us were interviewed for the 3 posts.

I'm sure that's how it should be done.  

You've probably looked at this, but just in case https://www.gov.uk/staff-redundant/overview 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:58

Absolutely right OL 

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:04

I'll tell my son in law - he mends computers 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:49

Don't feed tomatoes until they've set the first truss of fruit. 

I think it's just a matter of patience 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:42

Thanks Edd  - I forgot the link 

More info here Alan http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:33

This thread will show you what the adults look like - they come out at night - when we had a lot of them I'd go out in the evening with a torch and look on and under the leaves and squidge them.

The real b*****ds are their grubs which look like this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52064.jpg?width=340&height=350&mode=max

They live underground and eat the roots of your plants - they particularly like primulas and love to get into pots of nice compost with lots of lovely plant roots.  

Get a load of nematodes - I got mine via Amazon - and water them into the soil - you then have to keep the soil moist for a while - they sorted the problem for us.  

You can only do it in the summer when the soil is above a certain temperature and as the nematodes are alive you have to water them on pretty soon after you receive them.

Good luck - you'll probably have to be very nice to Kate to get her to cart watering cans full of water and nematodes around 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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