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Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:13

As I understand it, this forum is 'all new' - can't cobble together one bit from here and another from there.  

The canna is beautiful  it's got some rainspots on it from the weekend, but it's still absolutely wonderful xx


Posted: 05/09/2016 at 19:06

Most apart from very large were uploading fine at the end of last week.  I'd been having the same problems uploading photos but the tech team did something last week that fixed most of it and I uploaded some photos - no resizing involved. 

I couldn't upload any of these a fortnight ago, but it was fine at the end of last week and obviously fine today.

Curiously I can't upload any in portrait format, only landscape - Nora is trying to find out why. 

Maple Tree

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 17:29

Don't remove more than 30% of the branches, otherwise you'll stimulate lots of new growth, which is not what you want.  

This might be helpful 

Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:20

Hear! Hear!  Posy ... fancy you and I being controversial 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:01

Fairy, I'm going to get Hosta to give me his cast offs 

Clari - take care and look after yourself - don't forget that you and your health have to come first ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:42
Fairygirl says:

...  Dove - watch that knitting as well  

You'll have to join me in a few walks instead. You'll end up with thighs like Linford Christie though.......


That'd be a vast improvement Fairy - they're more like these at the moment

Self Pollinating Fruit & Veg

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 13:16

Lock other people out of your greenhouse - in my experience they almost always cause trubble!!! 

That being said, he was right about removing leaves and flowering shoots from your tomatoes at this time of year, the plant will concentrate on ripening the existing tomatoes.  It's too late in the season for more to form and grow to ripening.

But he was wrong about the tomatoes not pollinating themselves - tomatoes do just that - although in the greenhouse they may need a little tap on the stem as you walk past to replicate the breeze or the action of insects buzzing around that happens when tomatoes are goring outside.

Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:15

On anything other than really large areas, I'd rather do some proper hand weeding than keep spraying, be it with glyphosate or vinegar.  Weeding properly as long as the first and longer than the second.  

Wot is it?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:07

Yes, that's how nature does it   You'll have to watch out that a squirrel doesn't come along and dig it up 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:05

You mean the low concrete-type wall?  

I would pick out one of the colours in that wonderful stone wall - there are ochres in there, mossy and licheny greens, blues, creams, sand and purple and some reddish tones.  

Have a look here  and match up just one of them to enhance the low wall and link it to that wonderful stone. 

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