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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:03

You're too late Verdi - I ate it...yum yum...

Did you roll your trousers up and have a paddle?

Dying plants

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:58

daydaisy- We had fish stolen at last house when we were selling it and the ones in the smaller pond were netted. The other pond was too big to be netted but all the koi and orfe were still  taken. They can stun them apparently. It's the only way ours could have been taken especially the big ones. The only other likely answer would be a heron but if the pond was netted right away it really rules that out.

Re your plants- has there been weedkiller sprayed there and could someone have done this deliberately? I don't like to suggest that but it seems strange that both those things have happened.

Sorry that won't have cheered you up 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:48

art -

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:23

GG- We fled to the nicest bit of Britain..and we just wanted to look good in those Viking helmets when we're out on a Saturday night...

Obviously I'm giving that a miss tonight....

Good that you had the weather to get on outside too GG. Amazing how long it takes to plant stuff isn't it?

Been busy outside today - not long in. Got side gate on but need another hinge for it. Maybe get that tomorrow and more screws. Cut the grass and some other stuff too.

Think i deserve a bit of cake now 

Onward & Upward

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 15:38

Ok -so it's a big hedge Dogbowl!!  I'd suggest something like honeysuckle if you want scent. You need to get some goodness into the soil before you start as the conifer hedge will take everything -and the moisture as well. If you can plant it some distance away and train and tie it into the hedge that's probably the best idea and it'll scramble through it. Climbing or rambling roses will do the same but again you need to site them well enough away from the hedge initially so that you can get the soil right for them when you plant. You can use more than one climber too so that you get a succession of flowers. The better the planting hole, the more likely you are to have some success, but you will need to feed and mulch to get the best from the plants you put in 

Identifying a plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 15:23

Yep. Indoors filmbuffy. Looking at mine right now! Dragon plant or something it gets called. Looks a bit droopy- maybe needs a bit of water and some new compost/feed. They like it a bit shadier.

what do i do with this?!

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 15:19

If you're struggling with the pix kevvo - can you describe the problem instead?


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:42

Just in for a cuppa....been removing a post that's in one of those metal spike wonder I couldn't get it out- the spike was all bent. Nearly killed me! If anyone's thinking of using them, my advice is...don't!

punkdoc - I might try that! I love cannas, and disappointed they didn't survive as I'd trailed them around from house to house and they were fine. They were probably sick of the sight of another car journey! 

Mind and take your knotted hankie Verd.. 

Bob - do put pix of your progress on. It's great to see the transformation of gardens. In fact, I've just taken some more pix of my b****y  fence as it's getting near completion, and I'm moving all sorts of stuff around...why don't we start a 'project' thread and we can use that for any of us who are doing makeovers? Our own little 'Ground Force'!

Dove- I find that infuriating when you're about to press submit and it just goes! The fig sounds a great buy 

Bees are buzzing like mad out there so it's lovely.Quite peaceful too....

Can you identify this plant and is it ill/deficient?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:31

BL's right- choisyas don't need acid soil. We have neutral to slightly acidic clay up here, but it's heavy, waterlogged soil that will make them unhappy. It's a bit of a myth with rhodies, pieris etc. as well  that they need acid - they just don't like alkaline and will grow happily on neutral.

PS -It doesn't look like any choisya I've ever seen anyway!

best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:18

Bluejan- usually you leave new grass  to establish for a while before giving it anything which is why Verdun's saying 6 months. If it's  only been sewn in May it's too early for feeding.  I'd just see that it doesn't go short of water over the summer, cut regularly (little and often, don't scalp it) and let it get it's roots down. Pick out any weeds that seed in. By autumn it will be ready to give it something extra if you want but that's a different food from the one you'd use at the start of the growing season.

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