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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 20:53

Eletriptan is one of the new generation triptans (old one sumatriptan (Imigran). Not yet available in UK


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eletriptan#Approval_and_availability


I had a couple in a few weeks ago, both requiring same triptan nasal spray. Both got migraines. I left a note to check Carbon monoxide levels... does the boiler need servicing etc.

What am I growing??!!

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 20:45

Cut the aquilegia back to stumps about three inch from the ground.


Hydrangea, just cut the head back to the first leaf beneath it.

Moving a massive Delicious Monster

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 20:24

You could prrobably take a large cutting off of it with aerial roots already on, But I suspect it might be easier to just buy a new plant for the new site.

alternatives to Box

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:46

Yew. It stands a lot of cutting and is often used for topiary.

Moving a massive Delicious Monster

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:43

What country are you in? 


Monstera deliciosa (swiss cheese plant) is a house plant in the UK.

Flowering now on next years raspberry canes

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:37

Enjoy them. Cut the fruited bits off and you will find the same canes will fruit again next summer.

What am I growing??!!

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:34

Mystery plants are aquilegias. The laves are a bit mildewed. Shear them off, water and feed for new  fresh growth.


 I leave lavender heads on over winter as the goldfinches pick the seeds out of them, but when the last florets are done, you can tidy the plant up by giving it a gentle chop back. Don't cut into old wood or it won't resprout.


Hydrangeas gently fade. If you don't like it cut it off. You could leave it over winter.


 Stuff in pots needs more water than you think in summer.

Soil mould.

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:30

I don't see why you want to destroy the  plants. The mould is growing on dead  stuff in the soil. It is part of the decomposition process.  Leave it alone and let it find a natural balance.

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Planning for pruning grafted apple branches

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 06:27

Mark the graft with red wax or similar , so that you know where the graft is.  I would also label each graft so that you know the variety.

Pruning/topping? A eucalyptus tree.

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 20:38

If you prune all the lower branches to stubs. they will probably regrow and you will have juvenile foliage to use for flower arranging etc.  As regards height, eucalyptus will regrow even if you take the lot down to stumps.  I've done it. Its now back up to 25 ft in a few years.

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