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sweet rocket disaster

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 20:37

Mine has finished but I need the seed off of it.

sweet rocket disaster

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 19:37

Is Wolf2 in the UK?

What I struggle to grow, are classified as weeds in some countries. Big Calla lilies, in swampy areas of WA, form huge swathes and are a pest.  I have to overwinter it in the greenhouse. I have never found hesperis to be a problem.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 19:25

We were woken by a banging on the front door. One of the neighbours up the side has a big fluffy white persian "house cat". It doesn't want to be a house cat. it wants to be a tiger in the jungle that is my garden. So I escorted him around the garden in my dressing gown while he looked for the cat.

 We have loads of raspberries at the moment. Four ice cream tubs full in the freezer for the winter.  We had the first lot of broad beans with fish tonight then lemon tart and raspberries for pud.

The only thing I see wrong with these uni exchange schemes is the cost.  My friend has a son just finished uni, and twin girls, one doing dentistry at Newcastle, one doing maths at Leeds. The maths one has had a year in Oz, diving, exploring and doing some maths. The dentist one is planning on an elective in Nepal. My friend is still working full time to pay for it all. Only another couple of years to go. Then I guess they will move back in with Mum and Dad.

 We have Barry Gibb at Glastonbury on. I feel the best way to watch. Free and you can turn the volume down.

Have a good evening folks.

Unknown plant! Is it edible?

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 15:23

Its run to seed. Pull it out to give the others space.

Drip irrigation system

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 00:11

The pro is that it will water while you are away. The con is that it won't feed, and may overwater and deplete the compost of nutrients if you don't keep an eye on it. If you set the timer for a set period, it does not adjust for the fact it may have been dull all day and not need watering, or boiling hot and need watering twice. I believe that to do that accurately you have to have an "electronic leaf:"

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:14

Wait until she decides at the last minute that she wants to come home for Christmas. You will need to book the plane tickets now if she will want to do that.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:13

My friends daughter is doing the reverse. She has had a year in Adelaide, and is about to come back to Nottingham, then a final year in Leeds. Unfortunately a Ladies football team in Adelaide has asked her to stay. She used to play for Leicester ladies , and once played in the England ladies junior team.  It doesn't pay for women though, so she has to come back and finish her degree.

When to start allium offsets

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:02

If you have a veg patch, line them out around 3 inches apart. Plant deeply around six inches or 15 cm. You can do that any time between now and October. They will come up in Spring. Some may flower, but more likely they will increase the size of the bulb and flower in two years.

Has anyone had experience with these online nurseries?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:10

I had plants from Plants for shade. Well packed, arrived quickly, established well.

School sent home a plant

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 16:45

I would plant it outside in a sunny position, soon. Water it in well. Get child to do it every other night.

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