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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:47

Yes, Panda I think that might be.

Punkdoc, Trentham garden. Best place to eat is the cafe in the garden centre next door. The cafe within the gardens is dreadfully slow.

There are lots of places to eat in the shopping village near the entrance.

Look out for the fairies.

There is also the monkey village at the other end of the lake.

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:48

Did you harden them off before planting out? Bought in plugs have often come straight out of a greenhouse.

Dahlias in pots

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:45

I would say a maximum of three. Some of my dahlias are already In pots that are 30cm across,  when the roots fill those they go in the garden. Small bedding type dahlias such as collarette dandy, would be better in tubs.

Last edited: 20 May 2016 22:46:07

Forgotten what I bought!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:03

Could you show a close up of leaves and also of flowers?

We used to have enlarge function but its gone.

Forgotten what I bought!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:57

It looks like a persicaria red dragon, but not very well. Does that ring any bells?

Japenesse knotweed

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:34

I assume they are using glyphosate injected into the stems. I think it is best left bare, any other plants growing there  may mask  growth from the JKW,  You would have to dig to plant anything, thus disturbing the roots and risking spreading it further. Any roots dug up must be incinerated on site.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:48

Oh Chicky, sorry about your aquilegias. I had a gall midge on one of my pears, it took years to eradicate them. I picked off and burnt all affected pears.

 Good luck understanding Marcella, yvie stevie.

Hugs for Dove.

Hostafan, I hope the hypnosis works.

 I potted on all of my tomatoes today, planted up a couple of tubs, and potted on some Ricinus.  I may have too many plants, we need a get together so I can pass on a few.

The aquilegias from last year...  are anybodies flowering yet?

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:02

Darren 636 if you want tickets RHS were saying there were some still available.

Ring them for availablility. If you google it , there are lots of touts advertising tickets which may not be valid, at up to £1000.

Chelsea tickets

The prices below are for information only and do not indicate availability. Please check by calling 0844 3387502 (calls are charged at 7p per minute) before making any travel plans. Tickets are limited and RHS membership does not guarantee a ticket at member rate.

Compost bins

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:22

just mix it up with the rest of your kitchen waste, if there is a lot in one place, the worms don't like it much.

Thin out fruit on a new blackcurrent?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:18

 I wouldn't thin unless the plant looks like it is struggling. I would enjoy . Any surplus can be frozen easily to add to porridge on cold winter days, or make jam. You should get bigger crops each year for the first three years or so. My established bushes can yield up to 7 kg a bush.  I only bought one, the others are cuttings that root easily.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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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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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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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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