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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:49

That's great chicky. I love auriculas - and quite fancy doing the whole theatre thing. Maybe when I eventually retire and I'm too decrepit to do hills, I can 'potter' at something like that all day! 

I'd have to concrete that ladder in though - or it would blow away  

Your garden is always lovely BL. I'm constantly amazed at how you keep it all maintained when you're always so busy with everything else.  

The little matching pasqueflowers are getting somewhat outdone by Constance now


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:00

Is it just photos Matt, or is there extra info for you as well ? And is it all private gardens? 

I've never used it - or even looked - so I know nuffink.   

Fuchsia suicide

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:40

Sorry Matthew - I just meant was it one of the shrub (hardy) ones as opposed to the annual types . I've only ever grown the hardy, shrub varieties. 

It is hard to see the exact nature of the problem though. I'd get it back outside, into a sheltered spot, and look at the conditions you have it in. If it's staying in a pot (and I'm not sure that it's a suitable candidate for that long term) it'll need a soil based compost with plenty of grit. They're shade loving, so perhaps you've had it in too bright a location. Even at this time of year, the sun can affect foliage. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:29
Yviestevie says:

 I'll be back out there today after a slathering of Volterol a couple of Anadin and a visit to weightwatchers. The sun is shining here so hopefully it will last. 

See original post

 You know how to live Yvie....  

Where's the point to point DE? I take it you're spectating rather than taking part 

Fuchsia suicide

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:26

Is it a hardy fuchsia Matthew? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:11

Did you get some delivered  from them Joyce? I don't know anyone that's used their mail order. 

If you ever need anything biggish from them,  just let me know and I can get  them for you. Saves the delivery charge  


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:08

Papi Jo - that's very interesting re the posting of other people's  photos. I don't use any of these additional fetaures like Pinterest etc, but I didn't know that. I'm always slightly worried about the amount of information people freely 'share' on all sorts of forums and other platforms - especially personal photos. 

When is this ridiculous idea about Dove 'removing posts' and being a Moderator going to be put to bed? Is Daniel going to have to make yet another statement! 

Incidentally Mike - it was me who flagged up your post to the mods. I replied to your comment as I thought it was rude. I wasn't going to report it, but the mods can't be everywhere, 24 hours a day, so it's up to everyone on the forum to report anything we think is unsuitable, offensive, inflammatory or disruptive. The mods look at it  - and they decide if it's to be removed. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 07:54

Morning all/afties Pat. I'm not as organised as some of the other people here either - so don't feel outnumbered!

Been lots of rain overnight. My front 'grass' is now very black. I was hoping to get it scraped out today. The grass has grown a fair bit too of course, so I may get it cut if it dries out well enough. 

I enjoyed G'sW too - I don't often watch it on Fridays. I definitely think they need to do the propagating, lawn care, pruning items, seeds sowing etc, and do them regularly.  Vital for new gardeners, and it's why Beechgrove is so popular.

I never really buy plug plants, but  soemone mentioned Cersatium a while ago, and it struck me as being an ideal candidate for my fence 'window box', so I ordered some. They arrived in great nick, and I got them into little pots yesterday. Already well settled in and looking happy. 

Was that three squares BL, or three bars?   Glad you got your 'pong' sorted  

I think you deserved at tkeast a triple ice cream fidget. DId you have a flake in it too 

I'll have a look round now with another cuppa, and see what's what before I organise some washing. At least I should get it outside today. 

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 07:44

They'd be great near  your new pond GD. Sunny spot and rich, well drained soil for them   

Great specimen plant in the border for this time of year. 

Planted seeds for the first time

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 07:40

Hi Fiona - it's the main issue with using cardboard tubes, but it isn't a problem other than looking a bit ugly. I don't use cardboard tubes,  as I don't like them anyway, but many people find them useful for things like sweet peas because they allow a good deep root run, and it saves removing the plant from a pot when potting on or planting out.

Seed don't need any feeding as the compost has plenty for them. Excess food at this  stage is counter productive. 

Hope that's of some help 

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