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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:13

Hello Nut. Glad you're back. You've been missed.

A few more "what are these" photos

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:02

2 astilbe just starting to flower.

3 tree peony. If it flowered in May /june it may have seed pods on now?

Can i keep deadheaded Dianthus heads to harvest seeds?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 20:55

I would mix in some grit or perlite with the compost to increase drainage. If the cuttings compost holds too much water the cuttings can rot before rooting.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 20:50

Just got back from work. Due to puddle taking out 2 lanes of J26 M1 roundabout, it took me one and a half hours to do a 20 min journey. Stuck on a dual carriageway with no where to go. Radio kept saying no travel problems. Ha.

This mornings cloudburst managed to soak me running 25 yards from carpark to work. Trousers wet below the knee all morning. Hmm.

I've just emptied out all the trays where my little plants were swimming.

 At least I don't have to water tonight.

Black currant - no fruit

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 20:33

 You may get currants on the new stalks next year, but usually they take a couple of years before you start to get fruit. then expect about 3 kg fruit per bush for 30 years or so.

Can i keep deadheaded Dianthus heads to harvest seeds?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:44

If you want the plants to be the same then I would take cuttings (pipings). they root easily in  sandy compost at this time of year.

lettuce article in what to do now

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:42

Thats ok , but everything I put in  as seed in the ground last year was eaten either by slugs or pigeons. This year everything has gone in as plants started from seed in the greenhouse. At least they have a fighting chance. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:32

Thunderstorms started at 9pm last night until 10 am this morning. (Nottingham area) Got drenched going to work , only just dried out. The roads are lethal, with run off and huge puddles, and cars going far too fast for the conditions.

Every one of my buckets outside filled up on their own. every plant stood in a tray is now drowning and I will have to drain them all tonight.

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:16

I buy feed that does not have a lot of wheat in it. The little birds just chuck the wheat out and it grows as you say.  Cheap bird food is packed out with the stuff.

You could feed sunflower hearts. there are no husks and the birds love them.


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:14

Be careful of Ideal World. tv shopping. They auto enrol you in a club, and if you don't decline this within 30 days they send you a worthless book of vouchers for which they then debit your card £50.  Not as cheap as you thought.

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