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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:57

Dachalover .......... just pop in and say hello from time to time .... that's all it's about .... no one expects ongoing contributions .... we have things to do, lives to live .... we just pop in and out ... some of us pop in throughout the day, some just once a week or even less .... my daughter Wonky has a new job and carpal tunnel syndrome so at the moment is restring her wrists and hardly posts at all ... unless she has something she wants to say .............. so please keep on popping in .......... and the foibles of a misguided man sound intriguing 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:44

Dachalover ...      I don't understand .................. 

Plant name

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:42

If your photo won't upload try reducing its size ... that usually works 

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 17:48

Scabby Cactus Help

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 16:39

Try reducing the size of the pic ... that usually works 

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:52
Darren8 says:

... I thought I'd read that roses were greedy & needed a lot of feeding?

 Feeding yes .... but feeding them with the right things .... you've been giving yours a diet of Mars bars and fizzy pop .... lots of short term energy but no staying power 

I'd treat all your roses just as Pete and I have said ... and yes, mulch with organic matter in the autumn ... well rotted farmyard manure etc.  Fabulous stuff.  

Weird Weeds

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:48

I agree with Bob     ... Potentilla reptans.  


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:46

I think Ladybird has it in one   Little be$$ars!     

The first couple of years or so without chemicals can sometimes seem as if things are worse rather than better, as of course the chemicals have depleted the natural predators and they need to re-establish, meanwhile things like saw-flies take advantage of the situation.

Keep an eye on your roses, pick off the saw fly caterpillars when you see them and hang bird feeders near your roses to encourage blue tits etc into the area ... they'll gobble up the saw fly caterpillars next year if you get them used to feeding around there 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:33

Lyn ... there's a lot of truth in what you say.  I chose well second time around ... a chap from a younger generation where expectations are different ... the youngest child with older sisters, a mum who worked out of the house and a dad who worked from home ... we met at art school where we were on an equal footing and he's always said that he was brought up with the notion that if something needs doing you should do it yourself ... 

Pat ....... as Clari says, flush it through and try to sleep it off  ((hugs))

Last edited: 17 July 2017 15:33:47

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 13:03

Stop the Miracle Gro ... And no more of any feed this year. Next spring one dose of Fish Blood and Bone in spring will last all year, and a handful of clematis food in April. Nothing more until it does what's expected of it - a few stern words never go amiss either 

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