Dovefromabove


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May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:21

That sounds perfect     - in the winter the sprouts will form on the stems.  


Make sure they're well firmed in or even staked - if the soil is soft and they blow about in the autumn/winter winds the sprouts won't be firm, they'll be like tiny cabbages.  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:04

((BIG HUGS)) for BL, DD and all our friends in France    


Right now the phrase ' we're all in this together' really must mean something, whatever results from Brexit in the longer term.


Lesley ((hugs)) take care and try to follow orders (for a change) 

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:55

Young Brussels Sprout plants look like this


They wont catch me......

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:42

I had my top down and my shades on driving through the city this morning


 


and for shorter journeys I have a bike that I use for going down to the village in the summer - but I do wear  sunscreen 

My cactus has turned black at the bottom and snapped off, what do I do?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:52

Yes, I'd cut it away.  


You may find the info here helpful


http://www.kadasgarden.com/Crot.html 


Last edited: 26 July 2016 10:55:07

More confusion

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:51

We had a cold snap after a warmish spring - it made some plants think that they'd had another winter, and triggered some 'spring' flowering.  Some of my native primroses flowered just a couple of weeks ago.  

Rhododendron Confusing Me

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:22

Rhododendrons aren't quite as dependent on having acidic soil as azaleas and some other plants are, so if your soil is only marginally alkaline your plant may well be ok.


It sounds to me as if the hybrid has been grafted onto another rhodo, possibly R. ponticum, and the flush of strong growth and pink (pinkish mauve?) flowers are coming from the rootstock.  If that's the case the R. ponticum will overtake the white flowered variety and grow into a massive shrub, totally unsuitable for a garden.  http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/rhododendroncontrol 


Have a look and see if the new growth is coming from below the graft. 

My neighbours must think I'm nuts!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 09:10

No you don't Wonky - you were only a few weeks old 

White flowered lavender

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 09:08

Make sure you dig some grit into the soil to get it really free-draining 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 07:24

G'day Pat   keep warm 


OH has a trip to London today - I'll drive him down to the station this morning - can someone wake me up around 10pm tonight so I can pick him up ... otherwise he'll have to get a cab ... 

Last edited: 26 July 2016 07:26:21

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