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Posted: 04/02/2017 at 11:29

They are well advanced. So long as you had no diseases on them last year, I would use large bags of veg compost or a mix of home made compost and soil, and get them in an unheated greenhouse or polytunnel, and look forward to early potatoes. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 17:51

Weather is due to turn disgusting. Curl up with a plant manual or two , Dove. Its not fit to go out. I've done the shopping today, plenty of supplies. I may not surface before Monday.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 16:50

Really bad weather is hitting the tip of Cornwall. I hope Verdun is all right.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 12:16

I love Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill. I had a grafted one originally, but after about five years it got to about five feet high and the graft failed. I then got a rooted cutting. That was doing well until we had the mega frost of minus  15 C and it turned up its toes. I agree, the scent is wonderful.  For the time being I am managing with Viburnum bodnantense Dawn.

My pots of bulbs are coming along well now.  Snowdrops are starting to show white in the  garden now. Spring is around the corner, but I wish we had booked a holiday for February. Maybe next year. Troble is, at the time you need to book, I don't feel like I need it, then as Winter sets in, I need  the sunshine more and more.

Cats are funny things. Lenny the bengal cat that belongs one of the neighbours, pops around at lunchtime to see if there is anything going spare. Both of my sisters and my mum have had neighbours cats moved in with them.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 22:24

Funny thing about cats. It can be tipping it down with rain, but they are always dry when they come in.

I'm glad he's back though.

My OH does tidying too. Usually as a displacement activity when he is supposed to be doing something else... like his tax return.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 15:43

I have just planted the last of the daffodils I found in a bag in the garage. Now I've got to vacuum the mud I trailed through the house.

It must be nearly Spring. The robins are getting stroppy defending areas.

Proximity of planting Conifer Trees

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 22:06

DHR, where did you get the pagoda summerhouse from?


Posted: 28/01/2017 at 19:46

Cut all the leaves off and let the root ball get to be on the dry side. It will start to grow in Spring, feed it then, it will grow new leaves. It is actually herbaceous and not a tree.

Identify eucalyptus

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:41

Where abouts in WA? If much further North than Perth, it may not be hardy.  We came across some lovely Salmon gums half way between Perth and Monkey Mia, wonderful colour bark, but not hardy here in UK.  If it was around Albany area, it will be hardier as they get frosts down there.

 There is a nursery in North Wales specialising in Eucalypts that are hardy in the UK.

I have grown E. perinniana , the spinning gum from Chiltern seed. It is hardy here in the East Midlands, surviving -15C

University Project - improving gardening tools

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:28

 I think we should set up a special part of the forum for these students. We seem to have the same question over and over.

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