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Posted: 05/02/2017 at 08:10

They do come through early even though they're later to flower. Perhaps I should go and take a look. They're very reliable. I probably just haven't noticed them Hosta 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 08:00

Our posts crossed there Dove. Didn't hear anything about Nevis - but no doubt some tw*t was on it getting rescued! 

The sleety snow is more rain now, but it's an unpleasant sky and still just clinging to the right side of zero. There was a hopeful robin singing in the dark when I got back at seven from taking daughter to work. Birds are great aren't they - so optimistic!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:43

I expect the visible effect of abstaining has helped too Hosta. It's brilliant anyway  

Are we creating a ridiculous nation of people nowadays who are like precocious four year olds? Foot stamping becasue they can't get what they want? It reminds me of that bloke with the turkey you saw at Christmas, having a hissy fit. What's more rididculous is the headline news it all becomes. On Friday, a lovely young man died of MND  at the age of 31. He campaigned endlessly to get publicicty - even uniting leaders of all the political parties - and raising lots of money for the cause. An articulate, humble, gracious person, who did what he could to help others even when his own life was being cut short.  It didn't even get a mention on the national news, only up here. Not a big enough, knee jerk, headline grabbing story obviously  


Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:27

I have a few coming through, all newly planted in autumn, but definitely not all of them. All different varieties, but none of the big ones.All the existing Sphaerocephalons aren't showing yet  though.  

I think mine might take a look at the snow and sleet falling and sneak back below ground! 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:22
Hostafan1 says:

. No doubt there'll be riots over lettuce.

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 There's a phrase you don't hear very often - if at all!  

Those Waitrose customers won't be happy if there's no iceberg, or is that too downmarket for them? In any case, hope there's plenty of Prosecco in stock to placate them  

Congrats on your year. Doesn't seem that long , although I expect it did for you!

Trim Knophia Leaves

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:18

I'd agree with Perki. You'll have the same issue every year, so either replace with a smaller variety, swap with a plant with a neater habit, or make the bed bigger!

In the meantime, yes - you can remove the old foliage to let air and light at the grass.

Bare root lupins have weak stretchy growth

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:16

They sound a bit etiolated, which is what happens if they're grown in too much heat at this time of year. There isn't enough light for them so they grow long and spindly to try and reach it. Have you got them inside somewhere?

They'll need potting on until they make a bigger plant before putting out. Slug fodder when they're small and vulnerable. 

Then the aphids get them 

I gave up on lupins a long time ago 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 07:11

Lovely pic of the sunflowers Pat. You get those dyas don't you - nothing goes right! Are those tasty - the zucchini? I just wondered if different varieties had different flavours too.

It's sleety snow here, so I think it'll be another day at home. I had a look on the webcams forvarious areas and it's pretty miserable everywhere. No chance of views. Grrrr  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 06:38

Hi Pat - what a horrible day you've both had, right enough  

The only saving grace is getting a shower after all that! 

I'm looking at the forecast to walk and it couldn't be more different from you- the fog and mist all day is now fog and snow! I'll take daughter to work in a moment and then see what I'll do.  


Posted: 04/02/2017 at 19:29

I can send you plenty of damp areas. I've always plenty to spare...

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