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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 07:34

I did see it Hosta - wasn't it great? I didn't realise it was on - Topbird would have enjoyed it. I usually let her know if there's any scenery/photography progs on about Scotland.

Sorry T'bird....

Don't know if my heart can take the strain of Lof D tonight!  

Adrian Dunbar was on a radio prog about Ella Fitzgerald the other night. Didn't realise he was a jazz fan. I'm currently watching Monty and his round the world prog. He's celebrating William Kent - who I think was very much the 'forgotten man' when it comes to design. Lovely jubbly. 

Is it just a hobby or a professional interest?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 07:17


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 07:17

Morning all/afties Pat  

Can I come round for dinner please Dove?  

I forgot to look at the wind speeds for walking today - don't think I'll be going where I intended!   40 to 50 mph and 'severe buffeting'....isn't ideal on top of a scrambly ridge....

Cloud is right down here though, so I will have to rethink my options...

Bluetits are going daft around the feeders - hope they have some little babies. My apple blossom certainly won't have any greenfly!

Is it just a hobby or a professional interest?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 07:12

Can I ask why you keep asking the same question - more or less? Is this for an official report?  

A horticulturist is an entirely different thing from a gardener in my opinion. 

Privet Hedge - Neighbour severing roots

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 06:44

If the neighbour is putting a concrete footing in for the wall (I'm assuming that's the case) you might want to put a barrier in before that happens - a length of heavy duty plastic or similar. That will help protect the roots too.

Privet's pretty tough, so I'm sure yours will survive well enough. Plenty of water!

New pond questions

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 06:41

If you remove some of the water initially, so that the ledge is exposed, you can mortar the rocks in place. You'll probably need  to locate the fish elswhere for a little while   

I've just realised you said the fins were left when the fish disappeared - I thnk that rules out herons, so possibly otters are more likely ?  You might need a purpose built grid if you want fish. Do you know if you have otters in the area?  

Pieris Japonica

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 18:57

I'd say that's just a bit of frosting on the newest growth Paul - by  the sound of it.  Plus a little transplant shock.

Once it warms up you can snip those off. It'll be fine - assuming it's in the right site and suitable soil 

Whats happening with my tomato plants

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 18:43

They're hoping you come back and buy more.....

If you get them back in the house they should recover. You could always buy a few more as backup 

New hedge

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 18:36

If you take a look at some of the hedging specialists online, you'll get lots of choice of Berberis. The purple ones are deciduous, so probably not what you want. Darwinni is the usual choce, and you can keep it to the height you want. It's fairly trouble free and easy - like most Berberis. 

I've used Hopes Grove nursery online for hedging and they've always been excellent. 

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