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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 22:43

Ive got that works in the kitchen, and one that doesnt on the backyard waiting for the scrapman.

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 21:31



Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 21:19

I will be sowing Knautia "red cherries" this weekend as well as some seed of melton pastels that I saved from last year. Insects love them, and I will be putting them in the wild patch.


Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:19

I pot them up when they start shooting. I have the tubers covered, but the stem and shoot bit sticking above the compost.

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:17

Knautia macedonica "Melton pastels is smaller at around 3 ft with a 1 ft mound of leaves,  but soft pinky purple flowers.


Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:13

I have three of these, one in the front, one in the sunny border, and one in the long border. this is a picture of the long border a couple of years ago. The Cephalaria gigantea is in the middle with the yellow flowers. It was first year flowering. it is now a huge clump about 3 ft across. it grows 6 ft high






Posted: 18/03/2016 at 18:09

I think the weird one is tomatoes grafted on to potato plants, but both are Solanum family.

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 18:05

I would go with a red triangle on a white background for toxic plants.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:09

I hate snakes, even the non poisonous sort that just strangle their prey. 

Are you going to make a pencil case with the skin?

Talkback: How to plant out leek plugs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:06

Try sowing from seed, and feeding with blood fish and bone. I dont think nettle feed is strong enough to boost leeks.

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

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