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What are you sowing now?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:10

Making a wormery...

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:58

Were they Bokashi compost bins by any chance?

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:56

Rosemoor has an apple ID day on the 4th September. 2013

  See rhs website for more details.  You have to take 3  apples of each specimen you would like identified.


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:51

What variety are they?

Last year nearly all varieties were tasteless but I think that was due to the soggy summer.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:49

I finally found my other Roscoeas. As usual I put the fork through them. Just emerging at the end of June- how ridiculous. Anyway I dug them up and repotted them so I will know where they are next year. I need them to bulk up a bit before I stick them in the ground again. TLC in the nursery area.

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:30

And thats a special offer!!

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:29

Sarah 4. If you are in Devon, you could check if Rosemoor gardens are having an apple ID day in September or October.

I took some apples from the old orchard next door, to an apple day at Harlow Carr, and they identified them for me.

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:26

 Jim, I have two blue tit boxes, that had blue tit nests in last year, but both have  bumble bee nests in this year. Maybe the bees are going high rise, after last years soggy summer. That makes three bumble bee nests in the garden. The apples and plums are so laden I am going to have to drastically thin them otherwise the branches will break.


Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:13

I thought it looked like purple toadflax  -Linaria purpurea.

 A bit of a misnomer as it can vary from purple to pink. The bees love it in my garden as well.

Sarah Raven is selling the variety Canon Went for  a special offer price of £9.76 each.

So you got yourself a bargain if it arrived on its own.

Just dead head it   when the flowers fade or cut it down to a foot, and next year it will bulk up to a nice clump

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:03

OH back from Ireland, so the lawn is now looking respectable, although after looking at Verds, I think I ought to just throw in the towel.

 Glad you had a good day, Bev

OH used to be a teacher . He did some supply work. Some days he said it wasn't so much teaching as riot control.

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