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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 18:10


Glad it's on the mend - especially as i'm about to make the dinner....

Obelixx - it's a bit tricky trying to keep your eye on your ear.....

Can you come and do my painting when you're done Obelixx?   

Eventually stopped raining here late this afternoon, but not terribly warm. It got to eleven in the early afternoon, and eventually made it to fourteen once the rain had gone off. Couldn't do with those temps either Joyce - ten degrees less would be perfect for me. 

Help Please!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:58

As Obelixx says - encourage birds into the garden They'll make short work of aphids. It takes a while to get a balance, but it's the best method if you don't want to use chemicals  

Bees and wasps

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:50
nutcutlet says:

You've exhausted my interest in your stings. 

See original post

 I'm awarding the top prize for persistence though, nut   

'Tea bags'

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:43

I buy very few plants that might be grown this way. but the ones I have bought, have been released into captivity right away  

Pond Clean Up!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:41

No - unfortunately not! It's the remains of the original castle that was there in ye olden days.  Some daft chap from Essex bought it and spent years arguing with the planning dept because he wanted to turn it into a 'holiday home'. The access was through the neighbouring farm too - hope he enjoys dealing with him!

It was on that Restoration programme a few years ago. ( George Clarke ? ) It was a botched job too - I think planning eventually gave in and allowed him to do alterations, which were appalling. An entrance and staircase round the other side of it - which was painted and stood out like a sore thumb. All the locals hated it - but they were fairly diplomatic on the catch up show....

Another view - minus the outer staircase 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:34

Too small,  too  soon, too dry - would be my best guess!

I wouldn't be worried about the white marks, but I'd make sure you have some protection of some kind for them overnight for the next week or two. They won't thrive unless temps are above ten/twelve degrees consistently at night. 

Help !

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:31

Gorgeous pansy - that would make a nice garden feature 

Hoeing is the best, and easiest,  method.  Even Resolva ( by far the best weedkiller readily available) doesn't get rid of it. 'Controlling' it is the best approch.

Pond Clean Up!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:28

We had a large pond at last house - also spring fed - which fed into a smaller one. Full of lots of 'stuff' including  some of those ugly koi carp, large goldfish, trout, toads, frogs, insects, wildlife, algae, pondweed and lots of other assorted vegetation etc etc....

It all gone on fine together, without any 'help' from us. If I'd started clearing the blanketweed and algae with chemicals however, it wouldn't have looked anything like as interesting as it did. All year round  

Dahlia outside

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 08:11

Quite so hogweed. No one in the west of Scotland would leave them outside all winter with all that cold, wet soil.

Small Balcony garden ideas

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 08:05

How much light/sun and wind does it get? That will have  a bearing on what you grow too  

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