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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 17:30

Hmm, there's quite a few of us in East Anglia now - we could go for independence 

I've been in the garden all day - manure dug into new front bed, three clematis planted, and the viburnum bodnatense Charles Lamont, and the Molly the Witch Nut gave me last year.  I also bought a big Apta terracotta pot and potted up the Campsis radicans Flamenco for the terrace. Some other bits of planting and potting up and sorting out have been done - I've also been moving the hazels around in their pots, working out where they're going to be planted, along with snowdrops and primroses.  

This evening I shall be making a list of some more plants needed for the pond edges, as the GC up the road has some new ones in and I need to go up there tomorrow anyway for some more FYM.  

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:43

It'll be ok outside if there's no frost - but the info you have linked to is for the US and the hardiness zones 6-9 given there are the southern states, Florida and California - not sure where in the UK you are, but I'll bet it can get cooler than in Florida 

Info for the UK given here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3867 

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:37
Steve 309 wrote (see)

.... What about using it to make lye and thence soap?

Lye is pretty nasty stuff  http://craftblog.stitchingthenightaway.com/488/the-dangers-of-lye-and-what-it-means-for-soap-crafters/ 

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:58

Bumping! 

Black Ivy leaves

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:56

Oooh yes, I should have enlarged the pic - aphids - that's the problem, not weedkiller - and the fact that the growth is soft is just what the aphids love 

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:50

It depends on the wood - if it's firewood logs it won't do any harm to use it as has been described above.  If it's constructional timber which has been treated or painted I wouldn't use it on the garden.

However, there's not a lot of benefit to be gained from using the ash of large logs - the most potash is produced by twiggy growth rather than heartwood. That is why the ash from a garden bonfire using old pea sticks, prunings etc is so useful. 

Black Ivy leaves

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:47

It could be that they've crept through the fence from the shady side and been very soft and tender and been scorched by the sun - it has suddenly turned very warm here over the past few days - if this is the case the ivy will become acclimatised and will be ok.

My other thought is that it could be weedkiller damage. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:09

I caught OH with an April Fool - I really wasn't keen on the bright purple paint our opposite neighbours' builder was painting their new fence with!!!  

Worn looking railway sleepers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:06

I was desperate for our sleepers to look 'a bit faded and worn' .  They looked a bit garish and stood out from the plants when they were new - thankfully after a couple of years they're acquiring a sort of greenish patina of algae and moss - I was complimented on the way they blended into the garden just the other day   

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:05

What's the point?  We have GW   Plenty of garden networking here 

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