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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 20:01

Watching it now pg! 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:55


Smashing haircuts- the owls look a bit worried though! 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:52


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:25
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Stacey and Dove what lovely days you've both had.

I decided son was having a T.V free day so now I'm exhausted! T.V tomorrow!


MrsG- what did you put on the conifers? A nice hat I hope 

Everyone's been very busy. Dove what a lovely couple of days. You never mentioned you were retiring though...and at only 27..

I stripped some more turf in a new border- Panda you'll have to catch me!!   Not very much though as I had to go to the bank. That's my excuse anyway. WIll get some more 'manure' from work to put on them for the winter so that i can get going in the spring with planting. Have put one hydrangea in so I'll be keeping that well away from the new muck!



Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:16

Well - none of us is perfect. How boring life would be if we were. Wb's advice sounds pretty good. Look on the bright side Hover - tons of plum crumble!!

Can I have custard with mine?

The clothes prop idea is brilliant Dove  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:47

David - I think that might be the reason I first grew them- the fact that they had some history. I knew they were amongst the oldest ones but not sure if I knew the whole story - or maybe I've just forgotten! It's nice to have something still growing well today after hundreds of years. Matucana is very similar and is often mistaken for it but I've not grown that before.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:19

Cupani is one I've always grown David - not sure why I or when I first tried it and although it's small, it's really pretty , the scent is great and the colours work with what i like to grow elsewhere!

Ann  you must get a lovely wall of scent when you're near those! 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:36

That's lovely Ggirl. It'll be good to have him back 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:35

addict- I need you here to get my dead stump out! No idea what tree it is as it was well dead when I moved in but I did exactly the same thing with it as you said but I can see a big thick root going vertically from the stump so I've no chance.  I sawed about 6 or 7 big roots but it ain't shifting so I'll have to work round it somehow 

chick - I think the more good stuff you can put in the better. 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:04

Andy- not sure about the culprit but I think buddleias are tough enough to withstand the onslaught!  A sacrificial plant as Sara suggests is probably the best idea. I've not had any problems before with mine (and I've had them in most gardens I've had) but maybe I've been lucky - or it could be weather this year . Maybe there's been a bigger 'crop' of caterpillars than normal and next year will be fine. 

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