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Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 16:00

Lots of lily beetles today. I have been squashing them. I caught one on my Verbena bonariensis cuttings.

Soil for Salvias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 08:02

The only ones that survived outside here in the East Midlands is hot lips. I had the same collection two years ago. The plugs you receive will need potting on and growing  a bit before you plant them out. Amistad will get big, so put it as the central focal point. All the others will be 30 to 40 cm high.  Any you like, take cuttings and overwinter in a frost free greenhouse. Amistad survived the winter, but took a long time to get going the second year, flowering much later than overwintered cuttings.

What is this

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:51

dead fish?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:47

Yesterday morning I sprayed the docks under the top Apple tree . Yesterday afternoon it monsooned it down. Well that was a waste of time then. I think a lot of barbeques around here were abruptly cancelled. Today starts bright and sunny. Up and at em, forkers.

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:36

Dance of the sugar plum fairy. Gym lessons at school came in handy. Only size 5 feet, so not only better for getting closer to the sink, but also better for balancing on small space of unplanted soil.

Spanish white bells

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:28

Fork them out now, and dispose of in green waste bin . They are likely to regrow, but paint any regrowth with glyphosate. You may have to fork out any seedlings left over next year as well.

First paeony of the year

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:04

sorry second go for photo.

First paeony of the year

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:04

I bought an intersectional Bartzella last spring. It had two flowers last year, I am hoping for more this year. There is an old peony next door,that old Tom who used to live there called his peony rose.  It is in heavy clay, totally ignored, never fed, and flowers its socks off year after year. I cut some for a vase (last years photo)


My soil is sandier, and struggles to retain food, and the peonies struggle also, apart from the tree peony which has migrated to where it is happy.


Some of the japanese double  tree peonies are gorgeous, maybe for the next garden.

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:47

I have to say, that not being very techie minded, that the format seems better than on Thursday. The  type  has changed and I've installed an ad blocker which gets rid of the really annoying B&Q shed.


This is the best forum, and many members actually meet up for garden visits and plant swaps.


My worry is that rather than go to another forum, people will just drift off into doing other things.

Molly the Witch in trouble

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:32

Looking good there.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Ghost orchid

 
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Manganese in Epsom salts?

 
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Do you remember?

 
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plant identification

 
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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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