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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. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:45

Mine are all spring sown and still flowering away.  Our season's slower to get going up here anyway and they don't mind the cooler weather in Sptember so it suits me and they often keep going in October. Mine are all in pots- albeit big deep ones - as I've rarely had a suitable area on a fence or wall to plant them in the ground. Keeping them well fed and watered is the key- and picking them. That's not too hard a chore though when you have the pleasure of a little pot of them in the living room!  

Perhaps you could give us all a few recommendations David- scents and colours etc so that we can all experiment for next year!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:36

Morning all. Very dull and cloudy here. 

The toms will come thick and fast now chick! I picked a load yesterday- not many fruits left now on the Red Alerts but  quite a decent number of fruits on Moneymakers so that'll keep me going . Very cool overnight here now and not great temps during day unless there's decent sun so I reckon I've done quite well out of mine. Enjoyed them thoroughly.

Have a good day everyone. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:40

MrsG I answered you on morning thread about bulbs!

Just having a cup of tea and watching Bake Off from last week. Nothing done in garden today but hopefully tomorrow. Looked at some of the Cimcifugas online that Verd mentioned. May be ordering some.....


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:43

Juice will do for me!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:40
chicky wrote (see)

FG - worth the hassle for when the little baby lasagne buds appear!

do you get garlic bread as well?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:33

Thanks for the kind comments! I have the plan all drawn up- have done for months so it's just a question of putting it in place, but measuring up properly is vital  before you start and now I've got the beds under way it feels more positive. The weather this year has been a great help - some of the work would have been  murder if we'd had the kind of summers we normally have up here. Still a long way to go and no doubt I'll want about 10 times the plants that will actually fit!

The lawn may get smaller and smaller.....

MrsG I nearly but some Alliums at Morrisons today!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:21

Difficult Steve. I've moved several times in the last few years and taken all sorts of plants in pots. Since your Acers would be fairly dormant when you move it won't be so bad. Probably bubble wrap or similar is the best bet to avoid too many broken branches - perhaps with a couple of canes in each pot to give a bit of structure - and wrapping the compost in plastic is what I did, but I think it depends totally on who you get to move you. If they're packed tightly together they should be reasonably stable, but I'd make sure they know you have a substantial quantity and they're important to you.  I was able to take some plants myself each time, but I think you may have to prepare yourself for the odd casualty 

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