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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:58

Welcoming Gardeningoddess   I've a feeling you might well be abbreviated to Gg if you  don't mind - please feel free to call me Dove 

I think you've sussed us out - on rainy non-gardening days we come on here and chatter to avoid that i***ng 

 

Calathea rosa

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:45

Hi Red  

I used to have a big calathea many years ago - casting my mind back I recall it did much the best in filtered light away from the window.  It also hated draughts.  It was also a bit fussy about watering - I think it hated being too wet.

I hope that's helpful.

 

Sugs and snails

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:39

Hi David 

That sounds really annoying!  Just thinking off the top of my head at the moment - plenty of wildlife down there in Cornwall (we holiday down there regularly).  Are there any deer in your area?  Have you looked for footprints/tracks?

Over what period of time have these losses occurred?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:35

Panda - how's your back??? 

Sun??? What sun??? Send some up here please - we've just put the heating on!!! 

Help ID

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:22
landgirl100 wrote (see)

That reminds me very much of Pellitory of the Wall, a nettle relative. Strange place for it to grow though, it could well be something else entirely!

That's exactly what I was thinking of Landgirl, but for the life of me I couldn't think what it was called.  It grew all over the front garden at our last place. 

How to protect container grown fruit tree's from too much rain?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:08

It will only harm them if they get waterlogged. If the pots are draining there's no need to worry 

How to protect container grown fruit tree's from too much rain?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:03

As long as the pots are draining well there's no need to cover the soil.  It might help to raise the pots up on pot feet or bricks or tiles or some such things, making sure that you don't block the drainage holes.  That will help the drainage holes to work. 

Trimming laurel and holly hedge

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:51

Not now Steve, not unless you're 100% certain there's no birds nesting in it! 

 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:34
Orchid Lady wrote (see)
I have another too.....I'm greedy!

IAWIA

Your own special creation huh? 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:33
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Something my mum always taught me....

IYCSANDSAAA.......

Of course 

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