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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:21

Better for you honey - in moderation of course  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:10

I think eating chocolate is perfectly acceptable at almost any time DD 

I have got a Snickers bar which I had in the ruckie for the walk...may have to do a bit of pillaging.... 

I'd share my choc with you fidget ,but my need is greater than yours...sorry....

I reckon Hosta needs a rub down with something hot....titter ye not 

Buying online

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:00

Snap nut! 

Buying online

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:00

That tends to be the problem with shrubs which are that size in pots. The pot restricts the outward growth but allows some height. That's why establishing them is tricky because the root ball is too small to support the top growth. 

Ideally they would be put in the ground and pruned to make them bushier before they grow on to that sort of height. A three foot decent specimen will put on a fair bit of growth over the next year or so, but it's always difficult when you want privacy quickly, I'm afraid. 

Climbing plants suitable for containers

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:52

Rubi - there are plenty of clematis which you can grow in a container, but bear in mind that they need more attention in terms of food and water, especially during hot weather. Ideally, you want as big a container as possible, and you'll need something to attach them to - trellis, or even just wires on vine eyes since you have a fence. Then you can arrange the new growth horizontally to give more coverage, rather than just letting the plant grow vertically.

Take a look at Taylor's Clematis site and you'll find lots of choices suitable for that aspect, and also ones which are happy in pots   

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:44

Only half a bag Yvie?   


Buying online

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:40

That's a huge amount of money! I'd personally try a hedging/tree specialist or a good nursery and buy smaller plants (around 3 feet )  which will establish better. 

Large shrubs of any type can be very difficult to get established.


Toko Furniture Online

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37

Nor mine. They just don't get it though do they? 

Waitrose and Slugs

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:36

Unfortunately Lobelia's one of those haute cuisine plants in the slug kingdom Laura  

You can only do your best - the b*****s are very sneaky! I hunt them and just pick them up and snip them in two. None of that chucking them 60 yards or whatever. They can't return if they're snipped....

I think last winter was exceptionally wet in the west. This winter has been the wettest Scottish winter on record, but the flooding has bumped that up. It's certainly been much drier at this time of year than usual in this area  and I have fewer slugs around than normal. The cold weather recently helped too. 

Toko Furniture Online

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:29

It's Easter Hosta - that's what they like - we're all on our hols and have loads of time on our hands to buy furniture.   I'm hoping they have some going free  

Do you think that's likely? 

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