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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:45

Lesley - the problem is that when  it starts to rain - it may not go off till next spring....


Wonks - could you fashion a 'pergola type thingy' (that's the correct technical term by the way) with climbers so that you're not overlooked? 


KEF - have you really been bumping up the insurance on Mr KEF?  'Help, help - there's been a terrible accident...'  

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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:11

Gorgeous chicky -well worth the wait!


Hope Mr C is doing well  


T'bird - sleeping with firefighters....

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:08

Glad you had no problems LP  


I think it's lovely LF. Don't think I'm brave enough to do it! If I hadn't been extending, I might have left the side area of the garden in a similar way though.


Mine is recovering well after the builder's stuff being dumped on it. Just as well we've had all this dry weather. The Gods were smiling on me 


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 10:53

Morning all - beautiful pix Pat - you have a real talent  


I'm going to type in bold from now on until the 'issue' is resolved, so that pansy and anyone else with difficulty can read my posts, although I expect some of you would rather not see them 


Glad you're not affected by the flooding BL - these  lightning/thunder storms don't seem to be shifting 


That's a great achievement lily. You must be very proud of him 


Don't envy you one bit Clari....you deserve a medal....


Trying to catch up with everything, but I left at 7.30 and wasn't home till 8pm yesterday.  A bit of a schlepp, and not a hill I'd do again, but I'll have to do the neighbouring one from the other end as I was too knackered to carry on to it. I shouldn't say it, but it's too ruddy hot on the hills! It got very humid when some 'low'ring clouds' rolled in. 


I think I'll send this sunny weather back to you all 'darn sarf'. We need our rain back.... 


Washing to go out and lots of jobs to tackle - got my tomatoes in their final home on Friday and they look quite happy. Think I need a decent sized growhouse of some kind. Don't want a proper greenhouse as such - not enough room. Might have to construct something...

Is this a yellow rhodedendron?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 10:36

Hi ES - Azaleas have fewer stamens than rhodies, which is the way to tell them apart, but it's a minor point. Size isn't a factor either as there are small and large in both types.  Most rhodies are purple/pink through to pale pink, so I think many people think you can't get yellows, creams or whites, but they're not that unusual. 


If you want to move it, you can, but probably best to wait till later in the year, when ground is wetter, and get as much rootball as you can. You can also prune it back to lessen the shock of moving it, and then keep an eye on it. If you're worried about doing that, then perhaps you can rearrange the other planting instead! 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 20:56

HELLO PANSYFACE! HOW WONDERFUL TO HAVE YOU BACK. I JUST LOOKED IN TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING, BUT HADN'T POSTED SINCE YESTERDAY IN SUPPORT.


HOPEFULLY AN EXPLANATION OF THE OVERREACTION WILL BE FORTHCOMING, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE ISSUE SORTED. 


MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, I HOPE YOU'RE OK. I DON'T THINK I NEED TO ADD TO WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN SAID, SO I'LL JUST SEND A BIG HUG   (NO KISSES 


HUG FOR YOU TOO DOC.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:45

Claire - I often don't sow seeds till May. The spring weather here is usually terrible - cold and wet - so seeds just sit there doing nothing. It's not worth starting them under cover in March or April either - for the same reason. They just stall as soon as they go out, and direct sowings a bit later catch up anyway.


On the plus side - plants are normally still flowering in October. Our seasons are later than further south. Some people sow at a couple of different times to give a longer display. 

Sorbus Aria Lutescens Whitebeam

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:04

I'd agree - most likely caused by the wind, however, they look like quite sizeable trees rosaleen. If so, they will  be hard to get established, which could also be the issue, or part of it.  Normally, you'd plant much smaller specimens. Even well grown, potted trees are tricky if they're big.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:35

Lovely pic Jeninkent. Bee pix always bring a smile  


I liked your grass 'maze' LF. Are you letting it grow indefinitely? 


Or are you thinking of getting a pony at some point?..... 

Planting Bare root trees

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:30

Gary - as already said, give them a good soak before you plant, and keep an eye on them after planting till you see new growth. It has been freakishly dry up here for a couple of months, but it will also depend what the soil's like you're planting them into. The old method of sticking your finger into the soil every few days is a useful one!   Some areas of my garden are fine as they're shady, and the clay is still quite damp. Other parts have needed watering. 


Good luck with them - the dry weather won't be around forever anyway 

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