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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:46

It's gorgeous Joyce. It's such an unlikely specimen for most of the year, but when it flowers.....

Even nicer when it has a bit of meaning for you too.

Frost damage

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:32

That's gardening for you Rob 

All those plants will recover and be fine. It just looks a bit manky. You'll sacrifice flowers on most of them this year.

I'd leave the damaged 'ends' for now, and once the weather is set fair with no more frost, you can trim and tidy them then. Damaged leaves on hyrangea will drop off, but when you have some new helathy growth on them you could  remove the blackened leaves. The dahlias would have needed more protection than a plastic bottle if they were in the ground,  but I'd reckon you could take the frosted bits off those, and they'll be fine. They'll just flower later than usual. The magnolia will also be fine, but you'll have to wait till next year for your display. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 08:06

Is that luteum Joyce? It's gorgeous. Even I can smell that from a distance. I used to pass a garden every day en route to school when the girls were small, and it had three or four along one boundary 

A whole different world where you are Pat. Or should that be 'hole' ...

You can see why you get so many fires there. Incredibly, there is one currrently up in the north west, between Lochinver and a famous hill  - Suilven. Shows just how dry it's been here this winter and spring.

Penalties for being Disabled.

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:46
Kitty 2 says:

Yet another contentious issue is dropped into the forum by the OP.....who never joins in with the conversation .  

See original post

 I see you've cottoned on Kitty....  

Purple and blue

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:41

I don't have only one favourite. Don't like blue so I don't have any, but I love purple - deep reddish purples, and probably the one I like best is Clematis Etoile Violette. Niobe is my real favourite - but is much redder.

I also love deep purple Irises - 'Night Owl' and the earlier Chrysographes ones are my favourites


Ferns not doing at all well in metal trough - why?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:32

I did the same as Redwing when I grew plants in my metal troughs, even though we don't have excessive heat. For shade loving plants it's easier as the containers don't heat up too much. Drainage holes have to be substantial though, with a good layer of gravel in the bottom, and some feet or bricks  to keep it off the ground.

If you have some timber, you can make containers quite easily. Many people use pallets as well 

When is the best time to grow grapes and wild strawberries

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:27

Buying plants is the easiest way. I doubt you can grow  a grapevine from seed. The alpine strawberries probably, but I don't know what the success rate of that would be, let alone the length of time.

They can be planted at any time as long as the ground's suitable. I take it you have a large greenhouse or similar for a grapevine?

Last edited: 07 May 2017 07:28:14

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:18

Morning all/afties Pat

Not myself at all this weekend - I'll spare you the details. Been awake since five after going to bed at nine last night after a rubbish day yesterday. Had to come home an hour into my walk. Feel a bit better now.  I think those two hills are trying to tell me something. 

Goldcrest would be my guess Hosta.

At least my 225 mile round trip didn't include any drivers like that BL, just the usual clowns. Hope you can get it sorted relatively easily.  Hate to think what her insurance premiums will be - if she has any...

Christian Kitchens Dukinfield Reviews (14)

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:30

Awwww....poor you. Should have gone somewhere else. Like the local tip


Hostafans View

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:29

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