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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 18:35

I spent most of yesterday trying to split Roscoeas. One I gave up on. I tipped it out of the pot to see a huge mass of roots. As they are very brittle, there was no way. I just gave it a much bigger pot and hope for the best. If it spreads out nicely, I may get some off it next winter. The other one, I took an hour gently untangling 5 octopus type Vannin. I eventually did it, and repotted them. Now, do I risk digging up the Red Ghurka yet or wait until they start to come through?. They are very dormant at the moment.

Apple tree choice?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:14

Today I saw something about an avocado pear that someone had fruited in London. The tree was 10m high so I guess it was not in a greenhouse. Pretty amazing microclimate.

You pay your money.........

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 16:44

I've got some echinacea and rudbeckia from Lidl that I potted up, look like the red sprouts in the second picture. not bad for two weeks from dry roots.

Last Frost

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 08:37

my banana is still fleeced in a frost free greenhouse. i aim to take the fleece off this week. It wil then be mollycoddled inside until early June. I reckon that tender stuff needs some protection until the last week in May here on the Notts/Derbys border.

Can anyone i.d this plant please

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 19:38

I think they are Pulsatilla or pasque flower.

Can anyone i.d this plant please

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 19:26

Do you have another photo of the whole plant, leaves etc.?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 14:48

Yes, if you're quick.  I bought 2 packets on offer.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 14:43

I've just had an exceedingly good almond slice with my afternoon coffee.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 13:33

Well it comes in with one hand and goes out the other.

My complaint about the time it was taking to transfer my pension had two effects. It was transferred three days later. Today I got an apology for their poor service, it will be used as a training exercise apparently. I also received a £200 cheque by way of compensation

The garage phoned. My car failed its MOT with another broken spring, and it needs a new tyre. So the £200 and more besides has just gone out again. Apart from that it's good for another year.

What Sedum is this?

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:44

They all look alike at that stage. When it flowers, send us another photo.  I would snip off all the brown bits now.

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any non religious ideas 
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