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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:55

LP - not really what you wanted to hear is it? 

Thinking of you here xxx


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:52

Oh Hazel - that's lovely, and she's lucky to have such a kind daughter  

I've been a bit forgetful about looking on this thread  ....so belated birthday wishes to everyone who's had a recent birthday 

Happy Birthday Mr and Mrs M - have loads of cake and party on!  


Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:21

It will drop over the sides of the pot Margaret - I don't think it's a trailing plant in the true sense of the phrase but it wall 'fall' if that makes sense  

I'm assuming it will get enough drainage as it's at the edges of the pot too. Azaleas don't like to dry out, but Lithodora likes sharp drainage. 

Gardening pics

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:17

Old and 'less old' rather than old and new to save Steve going out and taking some now....was I overthinking it Hostie? 

Gardening pics

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:53

I see what you did there Hosta....

We should start a thread with our 'dodgy garden pix'. I'd have plenty right now...

Fertilizing while there are still frosts?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:52

It's a question of timing as much as anything. I normally don't do anything till late April or early May for the reasons pansyface mentions. Too much rain. However, I did my borders last weekend after they'd  thawed ( after the week of frosts ) and because it's been drier and slightly milder than usual. I also added extra  compost and manure. 

 I may use a bit more B,F&B in late spring early summer if I think it's necessary and I will use a bit of tomato food for flowering plants later in the year . I grow my plants a bit harder than some people might though   

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:46

Are you able to upload a photo Galadriel?

Honeysuckles are generally a bit unhappy in pots as their requirements are hard to meet in them. Do you replace some of the soil/compost each year? The pot may be full of roots and not much else by now.  Also, a period of drying out - wind as well as sun - can adversely affect them. They like a damp soil to give of their best. 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:39

Exactly my thoughts Hosta 

The whole EU thing is tricky - I feel we 'ordinary folk'  don't have enough unbiased and rational information to make decisions at the moment.

On a slight tangent - I've just been laughing at shiny Dave's cod Scottish accent (along with his other ones!)  ....I'm saying nowt...    

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:35

Thought I was losing my mind as I just posted on your other thread Steven! 

But I'll repeat myself briefly - bit at a time, and do enough to stay motivated, otherwise it gets daunting 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:00

I'd agree - it's quite a bit to tackle at one go and you may find it's a bit small if you want an orchard as well as everything else on your list. Stick with the things you really want initially or that are most important. 

Verdun - you're very naughty 

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