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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 19:30

The after effects of Cyclone Debbie look awful.  I hope everyone we know based in Cairns is safe.

Are you outside of the windy area, Pat?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 08:17

It's very easy, Fairygirl.although somehow, lots of other things to do keep cropping up. I like the no alarm, and get up when you feel like it best.

Hammamalis Death

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 17:25

Have you got acid soil? Hamamelis will usually only thrive if the soil is acidic.  I would test the soil before replanting.


Posted: 27/03/2017 at 09:10

What country are you in? My aeoniums are inside as they are frost tender.

Alien Aquilegia

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 21:26

It may take a few days to green up. Don't worry.

Help with flower ID please!

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 21:22

Limonium sinuatum or Statice. Easy to grow. Dries well.

Alien Aquilegia

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:06

Give them a good soak and keep them in bright conditions. They will not need heat, and are better off outside or in a coldframe. They will soon green up.

Choosing between Dahlia seeds and tubers?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 10:45

I often grow dahlia from seed. Bedding dahlias can be in flower in ten weeks. The large exhibition type take longer as they have to be bigger plants. I pick the best to save as tubers for the following year.

Lupins and Bluebonnets

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 05:05

True blue is the rarest colour.  Very often, what is described as blue is really purple.  Bluebells, are purple. Some delphiniums  are a good blue,Cornflowers,  and Salvia Patens i think is the colour of blue velvet.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 05:01

I saw the forecast for cyclone Debbie.

Hubby says it is a good job we are not there at the moment. We did some fantastic dives on the SS Yongala, which went down  on 23rd March 1911, with 122 lives lost, in a cyclone. It was found 12 miles out from  Alva Beach, near Cape bowling green. It was found in 1958.  We went out of Townsville on the liveaboard MV Spoilsport.  It is now an amazing reef full of marine life, but quite challenging as a dive because of the tearing currents that go across it.

 I don't suppose they blamed global warming for the cyclone in 1911.

 Stay safe Pat. Lets hope it blows out  before it gets inland.

Last edited: 26 March 2017 05:02:12

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