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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:53

You do know that Keith Lemon is not a real person - he's just a character created and played by Leigh Francis?    However as I said, it's not a character/programme I like.

 

Liri - thanks, you've got it https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/2996/i-Canarina-canariensis-i/Details

Potatoes - what's the skinny?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:06

Sometimes old pastureland can be host to wireworm which will damage your potatoes.  Hopefully if the land has been bare over the winter, birds will have helped get rid of a lot of them.  You can also make Wireworm Traps as described here http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/forum/index.php?topic=4616.0

Oh, by the way, not all varieties of potatoes produce flowers, so make a note of the date when you plant them.  Earlies should be ready 10-12 weeks after planting, second earlies take around 15-16 weeks and maincrops around 18-20 weeks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:24

I'd rather buy bagged salad leaves than watch Keith Lemon - the latter is infinitely more unpleasant.

Ground Ivy in the Asparagus bed

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:21

When you say 'ground ivy' do you mean Glechoma hederacea which is a small plant with square stems, soft fuzzy leaves and little violate labiate flowers and a stong smell when the leaves are crushed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glechoma_hederacea and which has the common name of Ground Ivy, or do you mean Hedera helix the common English ivy, with round stems and diamond shaped shiny leaves that grows up walls and trees and sometimes spreads across the ground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedera_helix  

Rhubarb

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:50

When Blue Onion speaks of picking and eating leaves, he means stalks - don't eat rhubarb leaves - they're poisonous - twist them off their stalks and compost them. 

I know Blue Onion knows what he means and so do the rest of us, but it's as well to be clear ... just in case

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:44

I treated myself to some 'special' snowdrops too - mine are G. viridapicis, G. Magnet, G. Ikariae and G. Elwesii 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:38

Just heard that Panda is home safe and sound.  We had a lovely time.  The picture of her snowdrops is one she took on her ipad.  These are some I took at Raveningham Hall.

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An elderly viburnum? covered with lichen and moss.

 

 

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Not sure what the above orange flowered plant is - it was in one of the greenhouses - I photographed the label but I'm still not sure what it is

 

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Venerable figs  being 'rejuvenated' in the walled veg garden.

 

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Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 09:18

If you're going to keep the bed for asparagus you could try the traditional method of using salt to help keep down the weeds - asparagus is a maritime plant and is quite happy in saline conditions, but it will weaken or even kill most weeds.

However if there's a chance that you may want to grow something else in that patch don't use salt. 

If you want to try using salt, use the type sold for pickling, not iodised table salt.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 09:04

Dunnit!  Was that the one you wanted Bekkie?  There are several ...

Companion planting

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 09:03

Bumping for Bekkie

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