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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 08:05

Hadn't looked Dove - but that's great if they've 'done the deed' ....

Dahlias in ericaceous compost

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 08:04

Sounds about right Pete 

I'd agree with Pete, Anni. You could mix it with your other compost if you're concerned, but as you're only potting on, they won't be in that compost for along time anyway.

If you're eventually keeping them in pots long term, you'd need something more substantial than just compost, but at the stage they're at, it's fine. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 07:57

scroggin - that's very impressive. They've grown quite a few varieties too. Really terrific - and they look very tasty. Not sure many of them would have made it into my kitchen...

Hosta - that's also very impressive. Makes my handful of carrots look rather sad! I have lots of basil and lettuce, but no pix of them. Does that count?  

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 07:53

Really lovely Rob 

The Dahlia is a superb colour.

Just remember to take them off if you light the fire.....

Yours are lovely too AuntyR. It just shows how much variety we all have in our gardens. Isn't this a great idea for a thread?  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 07:49

Good luck with the poles chicky - they're fine when you get the hang of them!

Morning all/ afties Pat if you appear 

That's grim indeed Hosta, but it's taking over your life entirely. Obelixx is right - can you find a way of distracting yourself so that you don't continue with that 'fear' of going to bed? Easy to say, I know, but finding someone who can point you in the right direction surely has to be the solution. I sleep so much better now after years of poor sleep, but there was a reason for it and I've now dealt with the reason, so it was easier for me. It's worse when you've always been a good sleeper too, which I was. I really hope you can solve it.

Forecast wasn't great anywhere to walk today, with thunder and lightning and heavy rain, but it's supposed to be a bit better at home so  I decided to get on with things here. MInd you - it was supposed to be half decent yesterday too....not sure that was very accurate!

Weird bug on clementine tree

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 21:22

I took a look too - I think that's a certainty Dove. God loves a trier eh?  

Weird bug on clementine tree

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 21:17


Weird bug on clementine tree

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 21:15
headayet says:

I think this is harmful for your plant.because it will destroy the new leaves .so you should remove it immediately.

See original post

What exactly are you basing that on? Do you have a definitive ID for the insect? The vast majority of insects cause very little or no damage to plants.

There's this type too Dove   

I may have misunderstood ....slightly....

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 20:52

I doubt it GD - it rained on mine! 

Lovely photo though. The Ricinus is a stunning colour too. I like Eucomis, although they don't survive outdoors here. I used to have the red one 'Sparkling Burgundy'. Is that the one you have?

Yes  - that thrift is a tiny little cushion of foliage, just a couple of inches or so in diameter. 

No - it didn't rain, but it was quite an unusual formation. It's certainly done plenty today though. 

Does anyone know this plant

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 20:03

I had the double form many moons ago, fidget. The buds were like little bunches of grapes. Lovely thing 

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