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ID Please

Posted: Today at 12:52

Not Eccremocarpus, which is a climber with soft leaves, and tends to die down in winter.

Tree lily

Posted: Today at 12:41

Check under the leaves for lily beetle larvae( in black slime).  If not, dig it up after flowering, check the soil for vine weevil grubs.


Posted: Yesterday at 22:32

The only way I can grow hollyhocks are certain types like peaches n dreams, if started early enough will flower at the end of the first summer. I lose all and any to rust over the first winter.

Can I pot this tree?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:28

I have more trouble with ants in pots than in the soil.

sweet rocket disaster

Posted: Yesterday at 20:37

Mine has finished but I need the seed off of it.

sweet rocket disaster

Posted: Yesterday at 19:37

Is Wolf2 in the UK?

What I struggle to grow, are classified as weeds in some countries. Big Calla lilies, in swampy areas of WA, form huge swathes and are a pest.  I have to overwinter it in the greenhouse. I have never found hesperis to be a problem.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

We were woken by a banging on the front door. One of the neighbours up the side has a big fluffy white persian "house cat". It doesn't want to be a house cat. it wants to be a tiger in the jungle that is my garden. So I escorted him around the garden in my dressing gown while he looked for the cat.

 We have loads of raspberries at the moment. Four ice cream tubs full in the freezer for the winter.  We had the first lot of broad beans with fish tonight then lemon tart and raspberries for pud.

The only thing I see wrong with these uni exchange schemes is the cost.  My friend has a son just finished uni, and twin girls, one doing dentistry at Newcastle, one doing maths at Leeds. The maths one has had a year in Oz, diving, exploring and doing some maths. The dentist one is planning on an elective in Nepal. My friend is still working full time to pay for it all. Only another couple of years to go. Then I guess they will move back in with Mum and Dad.

 We have Barry Gibb at Glastonbury on. I feel the best way to watch. Free and you can turn the volume down.

Have a good evening folks.

Unknown plant! Is it edible?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:23

Its run to seed. Pull it out to give the others space.

Drip irrigation system

Posted: Yesterday at 00:11

The pro is that it will water while you are away. The con is that it won't feed, and may overwater and deplete the compost of nutrients if you don't keep an eye on it. If you set the timer for a set period, it does not adjust for the fact it may have been dull all day and not need watering, or boiling hot and need watering twice. I believe that to do that accurately you have to have an "electronic leaf:"

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:14

Wait until she decides at the last minute that she wants to come home for Christmas. You will need to book the plane tickets now if she will want to do that.

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