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Any ideas what this plant is called

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:39

Sorry, but the thumbnail photos are too small to see anything.

Any chance of a larger photo?

Squirrel proof magnolia?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:33

Plant  a sacrificial camellia. We had one flower open out of hundreds last year. They only turned to the magnolia after they had eaten all the camelia flowers.

Lots of bulb weeds in newly laid turf

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 11:57

Regular mowing will sort bulbs out. You can spot weed using a glyphosate gel.  I would clear land using glyphosate first, but it only works on actively growing plants. If the turf was laid in the winter, there would be no point applying glyphosate to bare land. 

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:51

Yeah but I've been working 44 years.... not all full time, but enough to give me a full pension. It's just that they won't let me have it for another six years.

Last edited: 15 March 2017 18:52:16

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:39

Someone asked for the photo of my 101 year old Great Aunt on a swing. At the weekend, we were a my aunts Diamond wedding anniversary. I saw the 2nd cousin who took the photo and she is going to send me a copy.  I didn't know you got a message from the queen for diamond weddings.  She got an A5 size photo and a message. My dad died three months before it would have been my parents diamond wedding.  At this sort of age, chocolates and flowers become the norm.

Exercise For the Over 60s.

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 18:33

Na, swinging a scuba tank around helps.

 Today a customer was guessing peoples ages. The 32 yr old she got at 34. The 28 yr old was 24. Me , she decided was 41.    Should have gone to specsavers...

Have you got a new dog yet, Verdun. ?

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 20:55

I did have some spicy salad leaves that were overwintering in the greenhouse. I threw them out on to the veg patch. It should surprise the wood pigeons.

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 20:24

Warm here today. I planted some broad beans in pots to go out in a bit. I also did a couple of trays of salad leaves and rocket.  A trip to Lidl resulted in me succumbing to Echinacea, Tricytris, Asclepias and Rudbeckias. Bare roots in a packet, so I potted them up and gave them a good watering.  I saw a comma butterfly sunning itself on the ivy. Lenny the neighbours  bengal cat was having a prowl around, chasing bees and watching frogs.  I feel like Spring has finally got here.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 19:06

Last time I went to Kew, they were packing up the temperate house. Someone mused about why the Rhododendron fragrantissimum had moss packed around a stem. I spent 10 minutes explaining how to air layer a plant.  Two weeks later, someone on the telly was explaining exactly how to do it with the same plant. I didn't have the cameras trained on me...

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:17

It could be a bus trip full. Could we get a party rate do you think?

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