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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:51

Clari - it makes me really angry when people are treated like this. Do they have a Facebook page? I believe that's quite effective for naming and shaming....

Shorts. Shorts!! Have you turned into our postman, Wonks?  

Chciky - I never hear them round here, but they're often in and around the lower slopes of  the hills round Arrochar. Unless they've become very good at disguising themselves - that ptarmigan I saw last week definitely was a ptarmigan..... 

Dry here, but not much cop for hills unless I travel a long way so I'm giving myself a day off and catching up. Haven't been myself the last few days either, so perhaps not a bad idea.  Need compost to get the sweet peas all planted out in pots. I ran out last week. Garden's looking quite vigorous.  Hard to believe it's almost June though. Where is the time going? 

Can anyone help identify what this is please?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:43

Now that's very interesting Bob. Didn't know that  

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:42

This is an old thread - dredged up by someone trying to flog their wares. Extremely annoying for the genuine posters who then try to help - as you both have, dominoman and Borderline. 

I think the original poster has had their query answered. They haven't returned to let us know what they decided to do though, but perhaps they will  


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:38

How big are they? Could you get a photo? 

Or are they woodlice? That's another possibility. 

Groups of plants

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:36

One thing to bear in mind too, is that when plants are crowded, they're more vulnerable to pests and diseases. Good air flow around many perennials is important. Like many people, I don't always follow my own advice on that one though  

Your own climate and soil conditions also mean that some plants will grow bigger, and quicker, than others. Whereabouts are you and what kind of 'weather' is the norm for the area? I'm guessing you might be up here as you use the word wee! 

The hydrangeas will probably have suffered a boit of cold - frost or wind - that many areas have had recently. nothing much to worry about. They are better in the ground though - easier for them to get the moisture they normally require. There are lots of evergreens and structural plants - phormiums, hebes, carexes, osmanthus, viburnums,  to name but a few. Again - depends on soil and aspect, and your own personal taste  


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:27

Can you be more specific about them ritalane? They could be vine weevil adults which only crawl, but many beetles fly.  

Tomato moneymaker

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:22

Bob's more than covered that Charlie, so I can't add anything to that. I do the same - about six trusses of fruit as mine are always grown undercover. 

I'd say you're better 'pinching' them out rather than 'punching' them though.....

Your plants are looking fine and healthy too. I bet you're looking forward to eating the fruits. 

J Parkers let down

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:17

People regularly complain about Parkers on here Bee. Poor plants and poorer customer service are the usual reasons. 

If you want specific, good plants, you're usually better buying from a reputable nursery. It may be more expensive, but there's a good reason for that. Otherwise, you pays your money and you takes your chances, as they say.


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:10

Just forms a foil for other planting B3 - as far as I can remember. I never bothered removing the spent flowers - the wind  usually did it for me!   

Golden Jubilee Award

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 11:08

That'll be why I had an email from them recently - summat about an update to their policy blah, blah, blah. It was filed carefully in the spam .....

I don't like half the choices they've made anyway so I doubt I'll be voting!

And am I the only person in the country that hates that r***y geranium Rozanne? 

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