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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 16:06
Dovefromabove says:

There was a man on the bus with a Donald Trump hairstyle   do you think it'll become a trend?

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 oh dear God no!!!!!  

How sad about the waxwing. We rarely get them here in the west. We did have a little flock in the garden round the corner when oldest was a baby and the temps were minus ten for over a week. Their food supply had obviously diminshed and they'd headed further west.

Oh doc - we're all thinking of you often - I'm sure I can say that without anyone objecting. Drop in and out for a bit of support when  you need it. You have to do what is right for you. 

Lovely blossom AuntyR - mine's on the verge of opening.  Gorgeous pix Obelixx and Pat. Lovely when there's a bit of sun shining 

Short day today as I was off and running (well, not quite...) by twenty past 9 and back at the car just before one. Tempted to nip up Beinn Each on the way back along the road.  Great views, no wet stuff, and only a few other people on the hill. Nice to sit and have a break in complete silence, with just the tweeting  meadow pipits for company. 

Whats Next?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 15:43

The plastic greenhouses are a bit hopeless in that respect weeney. 

The temperatures fluctuate far more than in a 'proper' greenhouse. If you can, it might be worth moving it somewhere so that it isn't getting full on sun at the hottest part of the day, or provide a little screen in fornt of it to give it a bit of a break from the heat until your plants are a bit bigger - and in bigger pots -  and can cope better.  When you water - water them thoroughly and not on the foliage if possible.

You also have to be more vigilant with ventilation with them unfortunately. Good luck with it though - the plastic ones require a bit of extra attention. 

Whats Next?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:15

Lovely isn't it pansyface? Sharp frost and sun - smashing!  

You can dampen the floor of the greenhouse too weeney. No one said it would be easy, this gardening lark...

Nibbled leaves

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:07

Slugs and snails are the main culprits, but there are oother possibilities depending on the type of damage and where onthe foliage it is. Vine weevil for instance.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:05

Morning all/afties Pat  

Frost here and looks lovely and sparkly. So much nicer than rain and wind and cold dank soil. Off to Callander for a walk while I get the chance. 

Quick look round here before I leave - have a good day everyone. Enjoy your time in the garden today if you can 

Aphids on my Acers

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:12

Tea for two

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:08

Are you one of those 'new fangled coffee drinkers' B3?  

I have a coffee with my daughter on a Friday after work - so one less today than usual  

I use teabags as I like my tea strong - the bags go in the compost too. 

Aphids on my Acers

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:00

A jet of water from the hose, or wipe off with your hand. Far better than using chemicals.

Encourage birds into the garden too - they'll eat them up readily at this time of year. 

Tea for two

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 20:56

What - only six?  

I'm very partial to Yorkshire tea oakridge. I can easily do six mugs in the morning when I'm at home. I'm on the eighth just now  

Bog garden soil

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 20:53

Conifers up here Liri. Every other house has one right at the front door. easy to spot the houses - they're the ones with the lights permanently on inside....

Have you thought of having some Ligularias GD? They're very useful for bog areas. Big foliage on some varieties. I have Britt Marie Crawford which has deep burgundy, glossy foliage, olive green underneath. Orange/gold daisy flowers - multi headed. Great for bees etc, sunny spot.    

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