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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 17:41

Hubby was against tenants after he had some house sharing on an all in basis. One of them moved his girlfriend in and she was in all day, with the heating on full blast and the windows open.

Dove, take it easy. Have you had your calcium and vit D levels checked.?  It sounds like a lot of break for a little slip.

RHS Chelsea 2017

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:09

we already have a thread. Maybe you could add to it.

name my plant

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:05

They look like broad beans to me too.  Bit overcrowded I would say. Can you get them in some soil somewhere?

Weeds and bramble

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:02

You will probably need a knapsack type sprayer. The hire shops have those as well. Make sure you are covered up while you do it, and only spray on a calm day. Glyphosate will kill anything green it touches, but then degrades into the soil.

Weeds and bramble

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:01

Welcome to the forum.

For land like that, dig out as much of the roots of brambles as you can. I would treat the lot with a spray of glyphosate, as a one off to kill all the perennial weeds , of which you will have many.  It will translocate down in to the roots  and kill them off over a period of a few weeks.  Then you can hire a rotavator and rotavate the lot. It is no good rotavating before you kill the perennial weeds as they will come back many fold.    Then you can either plant it up, or cover with thick black plastic to keep it clear until you plant it next spring. I know it would be nice to have stuff in this year, but inadequate preparation of the ground this year  will mean you are forking out things like bindweed,field thistle,  docks etc for years to come.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 08:21

Certainly the local auction and local charity shops round here have good china  tea sets for  less than Ikea charge for nasty pot mugs. Most of them seem to have been in cabinets their whole lives and only ever used for best.. high days and holidays.    Floral is out of fashion for general use but ideal for your tea shop. 


Posted: 26/05/2017 at 08:15

Yes. Sow them now in a tray or a shady part of the garden. It is hot now, so could inhibit germination. make sure the soil is well watered and sprinkle thinly. They may take up to six weeks to germinate. If you have a packet of each, try sowing half of each now, and save some to autumn sow when it is cooler.  If sowing in a tray, prick off into three inch pots and they should go in final position as soon as the roots fill those pots.  If you have a nursery bed, leave them in in and move the plants to final position after they start growing and sending up the first few leaves next spring.

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:49

It does. It is not a pest in my dry sandy soil, odd leaves pop up. If they are in the wrong place, they pull out. I think the leaves smell of bitter oranges.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:31

The crowds are why I don't go. I tend to avoid London anyway.  I do have tickets for Chatsworth, it's on the doorstep and it is promised to be different. 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 23:28

As you come out of the dark times, remember the best revenge is to live well. I wish you all the best luck in the world. Ten years down the line, you will feel fantastic and all the hard work will be worth it.

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