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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:16

Sprinkled BFB around the raspberries. Mulched same with well rotted FYM. Dumped three barrows full  of FYM on courgette patch.

Then it rained again, so I did a few cuttings of giant hidcote lavender, and came in.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:11

Could be. I was focussing on spanish bluebells and forget me nots.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:25

Thanks Marion, I will look out for it. I have had angelique in the past. The heavy sleet/snow/hail that we have had in the last couple of days has broken down most of my double daffs .

Sowing Foxgloves (Digitalis)

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:21

I sowed some (Candy Mountain)in March i have just pricked out into 3 inch pots.

When the 3 inch pots are full of roots I will put them in the final position some time this summer. I find that makes the biggest spikes for the following year.  For biennials in general you can sow any time up to June, to flower the following spring/summer.

New growth

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:50

That sounds like a new flowering stem. When you water it, add a few drops of orchid fertiliser to the water. I give mine a soak for an hour once a week in rain water with added orchid feed. I then let it drain so it is not standing in water.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:44

That double orange and yellow tulip is beautiful , Marion. Do you know what it is called?

Grevillea and watering

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:33

Is it in the ground or in a pot?

Grevilleas like free draining sandy soil, and like most Australian natives like low phosphate so do not use bonemeal,and are drought tolerant. The roots go down deep in search of water. If it is in the ground in Cornwall, the occasional bucket of water once a week in dry periods will do. In Cornwall I suspect mother nature will provide adequately.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 07:28

Hugs for wonky ,Dove and family.

Bumble Bees

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:14

Despite the dreadful weather, I have seen large bumblebees out foraging today. I don't know if they come with a food source, but I would put it in the hive.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 15:23

just had a downpour of snow/sleet /hail mix. lawn is white. my sweetpeas are outside

I was weeding the raspberries. There are a lot of new shoots coming up on polka. Should I feed them or cull them. ? I do like raspberries.

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