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Posted: 26/06/2013 at 07:47

Ive done it Dove 


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 07:42

Morning all.  Lovely day here - pity I have to work.

We're all behind you Bev- first day will go like a flash and you'll be away! 

My first tomato starting to go red so looking forward to that.

Have a good day everyone 

New gardening programme

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:15

Dove- did you enjoy the Hidcote prog? I've sky'd it even though I've seen it at least twice! It's the architectural structure of these gardens I admire.

I love Lutyens' work too.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:57

Dove that's the prog I was talking about on another thread a few days ago. It's lovely - tells you all about Lawrence Johnston and how he came to create Hidcote. His mother was an odd lady. Enjoy! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:16

We're having a chinese. Would you like some Tina? Probably make the head worse- all that MSG. Not that keen myself but as it's just me and undergardener and she usually misses out when she's late at Uni I succumbed. It may keep me awake since I need to collect other chids in the middle of the night from her trip 

I may have KitKats somewhere- I have a Snickers bar....

Enjoy relaxing and watching Mr T Bev  

fidget- re the beard - you couldn't make that up could you..

Verdun- Black D is opening - looks slightly  ruffled and has nice sharp gold colouring in the throat. Will get a pic tomorrow 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:27

Hi Ryan, not sure what dimensions that is  in feet and inches etc, but to be honest - any pond will attract wildlife and will be an  asset to your garden. If you can incorporate a slope with gravel or graded sizes of rocks and stones, that will help birds and other creatures get in and out safely. I've not got a pond here, but a while ago we put a little seed tray filled with water and gravel etc near some planting and the birds love it. I hope to put a proper pond in at some time  as I'm used to having one in the houses I've lived in. They're great entertainment.

Youll need oxygenators to keep the water clear if you're not using a pump,and then it's really a case of buying what you like the look of. Marginals sit on the shelves round the edge as they need shallow water or damp ground, and you might want a small water lily to cover part of the surface as it prevents blanket weed forming - that will go in the deeper part. Some planting beside the pond is important too as it provides cover and shelter. There are lots of articles on wildlife ponds online which you might want to look at- just do a search - as it's a big subject to cover in a single thread here. There are specilist nurseries too which will give you lots of info on plants. Marsh marigolds are great marginals and easy to acquire and also the small flag irises. You can get small equisetums which are vertical 'spikes' and provide a place for dragonflies to emerge.

Wildlife will start appearing once you get the pond in! Birds will come and bathe and drink very quickly, and you can encourage them by putting a feeder close by.

I hope you get lots of pleasure from it.

Wilting tomato

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:08

That's all I can think of Mike! They do go a bit curly anyway so there's probably nothing wrong. I've just looked at mine and that's what they look like too.

If you can put a photo on that might help - there's lots of very expert tomato growers on here who will be able to help and reassure you.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:04

Are you trying to beat Verd by sneaking in early fidget?

You may be ok- he probably is full of doughnut. 

Didn't get cake at my friend's house but she did have KitKats  

No gardening or fence done today and need to organise dinner now..

Wilting tomato

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:58

Hi Mike, have you got some ventilation in the greenhouse? Sometimes they just get so hot in there! I only have little plastic growhouses at the moment but it's amazing how the heat builds up - even on cooler days - and the plants look really weary. A bit of fresh air usually perks them up. If nothing else seems amiss that might be all they need. 


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 13:35

Good luck tomorrow Bev- I'm sure you'll be welcomed by all your friends even if the old crone has a 'right face on her' 

No gardening this afternoon for me either Verd -  Black Dragon opening up .....

Off out to a friend so catch up later.

Hope she has cake....

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