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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 13:05

TBO - that sounds wonderful. Does it vary a lot from the usual kinds? Pity you don't have a pic to show us. Or do you? 

plant id?

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 13:01

Looks like a mallow Reed. Lavatera is it's posh name 

They sometimes succumb to frost but -as you've found -they're easy from seed so you can grow lots more!

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Posted: 02/08/2013 at 09:42

They're good this lot aren't they Alan? 

Bob -I've said it before that you know tons about plants- but  you're knowledgeable about techy stuff as well!  You're like our very own version of Stephen Fry...

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 09:41

jatnik that is very sad. I don't know the reason I'm afraid - unless something has leached in which has poisoned the frogs but not the fish? I'm sure someone here will know the answer.

TCM - now that's a lovely pic 

Nut we had the same problem with the main pond there as it was full of sludge and needed some taking out but it was too big and deep to tackle easily and full of wildlife. We did what we could to improve things without upsetting the natural balance. The previous owners overfed the fish so there was a lot of fish 'waste' in there as well, and way too much oxygenator which it didn't really need as it was spring fed. The frogs used to sit on top of it to know what

My daughter went in (wearing her bikini) with a bucket and she collected quite a lot of blanket weed!


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 09:07

Hope your holly doesn't need as much trimming as me Gilly!

Yes our school hols started during last week of June so they've had over 5 weeks now - they get 7 in total, then a week in October. Mine are older (one at Uni) so not such a problem as when they're little.

Enjoy ..

san marzano toms

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:56

Doesn't look to me as if there's too much wrong with those mias. As you get more fruits you might want to remove a bit of foliage so that they have good air circulation. They look like they're at the top of the greenhouse, so do you mean you don't want them to get any bigger as there's no more room? I think you just take out the tip but someone far more knowledgeable than me  will be able to advise you!  

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:48

Up here the problem is temperature as we go through August. It gets quite autumnal here -you can feel the change in the air in early August - and temps overnight can fall below 10/12 degrees quite quickly, so any toms not already ripening need the cover of a greenhouse or it would be chutney making time instead of eating nice red tomatoes!


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:39

Morning all. Very late for me as I had a huuuge sleep- must have needed it! 

Glad we're not getting those temps here any more- impossible to do anything strenuous outdoors when it's like that. Pleasant here today but showers forecast.

Hairdresser later unfortunately for all of us - about 2 hours of my life I won't get back then school stuff for daughter...Oh well, can't put it off much longer as she goes back in about ten days. 

Will get something done before that - plenty to choose from. Have a good day everyone 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:08

pg - quite right too! These loungers get up to no good if they're not used... 

Weary tonight even thoughI've done very little, so going to relax.

Night everyone. Sleep well 

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Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:03

Aah. You need blackest- he's a techy expert on here and could probably help you a bit. He's not been on for a while but maybe you could send him a PM? 

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