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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:40

Got rid of 7 Pattypans at tennis, but there's still loads on the 2 plants - we're having two for supper with some french beans and fresh haddock, there's no room in the freezer - it's full of raspberries - think I'll have to make some jam and chutney sometime very soon - I need room to freeze some beans 

Plant identification No. 2 please

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 16:02

I'd go with privet.

Any lilac in the vicinity?  Some lilacs are grated onto the native privet, and the rootstock may have sprung into life. 

Trimming tree

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:59

You may well find that your tree is so ugly he's been trying to disguise it with the climbers - he may well be over the moon that you're having it cut - but like others, I'd take it right down, take the stump out and grow something beautiful.


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:55

This one?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:36

It's dry and warm here Hosta - just overcast and very muggy!  

I'm back from 90 minutes of indoor tennis and need a shower , but first we have to go to B&Q to get some wall boards cut for one end of the studio - we may be able to bring them back in the car with the top down, or could have them delivered ...  


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:25

Come the revolution, when the worms turn ........ beware of worms bearing knapsack sprayers 

Pretty and tasty

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 13:31

Beetroot - the leaves are beautiful.

When I lived in the inner city with only a front garden, I grew broad beans amongst the flowers - passers by stopped and asked what the beautiful black and white flowers were. 

Chives - the ordinary and Chinese chives - both have lovely allium-type flowers ('cos they are alliums )

Courgettes look good if you have the space - get the bush not the trailing type - and then you have fantastic structural large-leaved plants with beautiful golden flowers. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 10:39

Enjoy Southwold today BL - we went the other week - the first time ever without having someone there to visit - it seemed strange but in some ways liberating - it meant we could enjoy it without feeling guilty that we should be with the Aged Ps.  It's a lovely place but it was always their place - now when we visit we can enjoy it on our own terms. 

Fairy, - re Confession - I will do it, promise - it's such a good one - if they do it I'll let you know. 

Pumpkin growing..........confused

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:05

Nip out the side shoots two leaves after the first flower - that'll concentrate the plant's mind on reproducing - probably a bit late this season tho'.  

Raspberries - Blotchy Leaves

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:59

It wouldn't do any harm to give them a dose of Epsom Salts - that's what my granny's gardener used to do for yellowing raspberry leaves

This too may be of help 

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