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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:28

I turned the heating on. I hate being cold.

I have been sorting out paperwork for most of today. I suppose I had better check on the greenhouse, as it's been raining all day I have not touched it.

Floppy phlox

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:05

I've never needed to stake phlox.They are one of the few plants that  don't flop in my garden.

Plant ID please

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:05

I agree on both with Nut. I have Dixter and Fireglow, and the difference between them is negligable.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 14:42

Tiddling it down here all day. Even the ducks have given up and gone back to the canal.

French beans

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 10:19

Mice will eat peas and beans.

Beans will usually keep for years so long as they have been kept dry and cool.

Bottle gourd flowers get burnt

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:05

Where are you , Naveen.?

They look a bit advanced for UK.

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:34

I would be more worried about a split trunk than excessive blossom. If they all set you can thin plums.

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:32

I can't see the photo

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:50

A lot of organic matter helps. it acts like a sponge.  I have clay on one side and sandy soil on the other, and both are improved by as much compost and FYM as I can get.

Patio pots can need watering twice a day in high summer.

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:45

With flowers or shrubs, I puddle in new plantings, then only water if things are starting to droop.

Veg patch has soaker hoses which get turned on after a week of no rain fall in high summer. Runner beans in particular like a fair amount of water.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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