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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 12:32

Blimey Dove - all those flower spikes! Mine have got some foliage and that's about it. 

LG - that's unforgiveable. I'm sick of hearing about people being treated like s***. Camp out in reception with a banner until they give you your dosh. And still send the letter  

I can't do crowds of any kind now. I was struggling in the theatre the other night - even with an 'end' seat. 

Been raining a fair bit here - I was concerned about his Lordship but he's been fine. I don't think I can take the stress. 

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 12:23

What the H*** is a 'TedTalk' ? 

van Meuwen

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:10

I don't think anyone is apologising for VM. I think they're being practical and speaking from experience. As has been said, you also have to have some experience to carry these plants on once you receive them. 

Lots of people are dissatisfied with this  sort of company - T&M is another. I never use them unless it's for seeds. We have several threads here about this kind of issue. You'll have to take it up with the company itself. Shame them on Faceache, or whatever it's called.

On the whole, if you're not happy with the outcome, you go to a reputable nursery instead, and pay more to get a good quality large plant. You also have some comeback if the plants fail. 

Favourite late flowering clematis

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 08:01

Depends what size the pergola is Perki. Wisteria and viticella clematis are both fairly rampant once they get going. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 07:59

Morning all /afties Pat - can you see outside yet? 

Bit dull and cloudy here, rain forecast for later, but the little cobaeas have survived. Had a look at them at 5am when I woke. Got back to sleep - perhaps Hosta has had a good night indeed Dove! 

Will you be having cake tomorrow Clari? 

Don't know if anyone heard about the step disappearing from Everest? After the hill in Glen Nevis sliding into the gorge, I'm beginning to think that phrase  'the hills will still be there tomorrow, the trick is to see that you are too'  might be changing  

Are you , by any faint, remote chance, slightly excited chicky? 

Have a lovely time. I couldn't cope with the crowds of people. Will you have a nice fat cheque book or well stocked credit card with you  

Better get organised - have a good day everyone, whatever the weather 

Sick camellia?

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 07:52

What size is the pot it's in? Have you a photo of the plant from a distance? I don't think anyone can help with more suggestions without seeing the whole plant from a bit further away. 

There's another possibility - if you have animals spraying on it. That would explain why you have others which are fine. 

How to kill a laburnum

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 07:47

I love them, but if you don't want it, you'd be better getting someone in to remove it, rather than just butchering it  You could ust cut it right down to base, then get someone in with a stump grinder. 

If you want the trunk, just keep pruning off any new growth rather than hammering nails into it. 

flag Irises

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 07:44

Immortality is a white bearded. Don't be misled by the repeat flowering tag. That won't happen unless you have exceptional conditions. Lucky to get one lot of flowers from any of 'em here  

The sibiricas like damp too Iamweedy. The bearded types are the ones you're after. They're also the ones you're most likely to find in garden centres.

Hosta identification

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:28

Dunno - but you'll probably have to shift some of them as they'll get pretty substantial  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:25

Hope you get a decent sleep Liri, and feel a bit more lively tomorrow. There's been a viral thing going round here - varying from your symptoms, to sicky, headachy stuff. 

Lovely froggy pic Clari. End of May/early June is a nice time here as you get the longest days, and often some half decent weather to be outside in that 'not quite darkness' period you're describing - before the next day starts a few hours later!   

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