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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:26

Slight panic here as hubbys neice is living 400 yards from the metro station that was bombed, and working the other side, but she was already in work and confirmed as safe.

Not so good news for another 23 families

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:39




Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:02

Are they spray type or the sort that has one single large bloom. The method varies depending on what type they are.

If they are spray type and are hardy, plant them in good soil and feed with something like Phostrogen to get good flowers.

If they are the large single bloom type, they have to be staked and disbudded to get the best flowers.


Identify weed

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 15:30

Looks like yarrow to me too. White flowers like achillea if you forget to mow it too often.

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 15:27

Get as big a rootball as you can. Plant at the same level as it came out. Mix garden compost or well rotted manure with the soil that you use to fill the hole in, or a good sprinkling of blood, fish and bone. (or both).

Water it in well, and give it a bucket of water a week all through this summer.

T & M seed offer

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 12:06

I emailed Thompson and morgan and they gave me another code. I think it is specific to each person, not a blanket code. They replied next day, and tge new code worked.

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:27

I'd cover that wall with fan trained cherries. It would then be fairly easy to net them to keep the birds off.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:23

Mild frost here overnight. Today I plan on getting some kale seed sown in plug trays.

Arum lily / Zantedeschi growing conditions

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:17

In the swan river area of Western Australia, they are a weed of boggy ground, and regarded as a nuisance.

Here in the East Midlands, they are borderline hardy. I resorted to sinking them in a large bucket in the boggy area at the side of the pond, and then lifting and keeping frost free in the winter.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:05

Bluebells are apparently already being spotted early this year. 

Is anyone up for the bluebell walk in April, probably second weekend or mid week.??


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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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