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Planting strawberries now

Posted: Today at 08:08

Elsanta are good, reliable, well flavoured strawbs - I've had them in several gardens. You can plant potted ones any time Silverlight. Never bought them online as most GCs and nurseries will have them, as well as the DIY stores.  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Today at 08:05

Morning all/afties Pat  and happy Star Wars day  

Daughter made a Death Star cake - think there's a strong possibility that there's some death star plaster dust in it....

Good luck with it all BL. I could never contemplate all of that. It's hard enough just keeping a small garden in shape never mind yours - and then letting other people in to examine it and provide for them... 

Lovely news Panda - many congrats!  Will you have a bamboo starter? 

Sow some more chicky - they'll catch up well enough I think, especially if you keep them undercover. 

Have to go soon so have a good day everyone. Hope anyone who is  ill, or having difficulties, has a better day. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:36

A layer of paint always helps make it feel finished doesn't it? 

Interesting about the PVA though  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:20

I think I'm inhaling quite a lot of grit along with my food chicky.  

Difficult to escape when the house is so small  

Still - things could be worse. 

Lovely pic fidget.   Did you do the walls with watered down PVA first ? Think mine will all be cream till I decide what colours although I know roughly for the shower room. I'm looking forward to having a bedroom though. Actually, I'm looking forward to having a bed after sleeping on the settee for four and a half years   

Wollerton Hall vs. Snow Goose

Posted: Yesterday at 19:51

I don't grow roses Alex - but plenty of people here do, so my post will bump up your query, if nothing else  

Is there any reason why you can't grow something different though - clematis for instance?

Live dangerously and don't follow the herd.... 

basil seedligs wont grow

Posted: Yesterday at 18:37

I grow basil on a kitchen windowsill but I haven't even sown any yet. It really needs to be consistently warm to grow well. Low night time temps will check it.

Make sure you're not over watering it too  

How to have a garden with spring and Summer interest?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:33

You can plant verticals like alliums and lilies in the same area as your spring planting. They'll take up little room but give some summer colour in the parts where spring flowers have faded. Useful if you don't have a huge space to work with.  I use cornflowers and the little scented gladioli - (Acidanthera) as well, and there are plenty of other similar plants. 

Dahlias will prolong the colour into autumn. 

Bridal Wreath

Posted: Yesterday at 18:26

I find them pretty indestructible - well the one lying under the builders' rubbish certainly is....

Did they both flower last year Bibi? Unless you've pruned back all the new growth as pansyface says, I can't think of anything that would really have stopped them. They're happy enough with a fair bit of shade so I doubt it's that.

What are your general garden conditions? Are you in a colder, more exposed location for example. Is the ground waterlogged, or very dry ?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 12:47

It's ok - I'm here! Just struggling to find anything (including the laptop) under the layer of dust coating every inch of the house......

This 'cleaning every surface' lark each night when I come home is a right royal pain in the doodahs. I keep telling myself it will all be fine. Sighs deeply....

Hope everyone is ok and is having decent weather to get outside. Rubbish here. Would be nice if it could get to double figures here, between the hail and thrashing rain,  and maybe stay there for a few hours at least.  

I will attempt to catch up with everything later. Bonne chance 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 07:52

So sorry to hear your news Dove - all our love to you, Wonks and all the family. xxx

A great consolation when it's peaceful.

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