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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 22:35

My strawberries not always ripen at this time but they normally have them on the tennis on TV and wanted to see if the ones in the garden would be ready then few were

GG -  I look into a local echo and found an add to help litter pick and gardening - gardening was more the interest so went along and helped but then managed to get gardening on the closer station even though other station close,nice to make local area nicer, there are mainly plants that look after them self at station but not all - need to do more in in garden here back and front bit at a time more tricky in heat wave

Bev I watch Big Brother as well secret house interesting and luxury

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:41

Hello evening all, been super hot today heat wave - went up to station plant out few more bits and a bit more sorting area for wildflower and frazzled, did see some ladybirds one nice black one with red spots.

Have had some strawberries from own garden today - just before the tennis goes off the telly - normally ripen at this time

I have been up that climbing frame again (scaffold tower) yesterday washing the top window and today been pruning the rose bush  thought I would get this done while it is there, lots of watering needs to be done but too knackered so will do tomorrow

WW - I went to Exbury a few years ago, you should try the small railway train enjoyable and nice bit of scenery to look at got a nice red acer from there

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 13:27

I brought some ladybirds last year bit more expensive than that and some houses for them they were in the garden for a while but disappeared off, so through I would try the larvae so I brought ladybird larvae which seamed to stay longer and eat more bugs and the food sashay to help keep them longer in the garden you get more larvae about 50 in a small tube and I think they eat more bugs than ladybirds if that helped

This year just sticking to putting the food out to try make sure they stay in the garden and not spend so much money

Here is a larvae sticking to my watering can they cling on when they are starting to change to ladybirds


Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:46

They are mostly still ladybird larvae just starting to change into ladybirds I have a few in the garden, you can buy ladybird food from some GC for a few quid it is a small sashay you mix a bit with water and put around your garden to attract lady birds in

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:38

KEF look at the big map thread to find us all.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 21:29

KEF - you live too far away from here and don't know how to do that

Verdun - it is totally a large climbing frame - need to see if I can prune the rose bush while it is up

Fairygirl - well done with your fence, you soon ish will be able to plant your prickly plants as well and the pretty ones

Dovefromabove- evening looks a good BBQ, looks OK to put together quick ish, the cake sample would be nice 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:49

Evening all here's a nice picture of the scaffolding, I have been up to the second floor level helping my dad getting bits off the roof

also been doing a bit of digging getting ready to sow wild flower seeds, got stunk out by neighbour having a large bonfire in middle of day and wind blowing it my way 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:30

oh and here's one for you Woodgreen wonderboy for the wheelbarrow spotted it in my garden news mag today

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:26

Evening all, well was so busy on Sunday volunteering for Sholing valley study centre doing a meadow survey which was interesting spotting out different grasses and plants in small squares all over the field

 the square we used

 the field we were in it was extremely hot but really nice

 Millers pond in the meadow. The conservation day was busy but restful as well

There was no tyre wrestling done for the tyre planter as the tyre was took away by a member to get his work men to help so was not there 

Yesterday I was moving pots around the garden spotting more bits to sort out and I re done my easy fill wall planter with new herbs. Then spent most of afternoon helping my dad build a scaffolding tower lots of heavy lifting this is because he need to get to the roof.

Today been busy planting out sweet peas all over the garden, I still have not grown them well this year - even though I started them later in the year - not grown much and slugs kept attacking them  

So evening all

oh and here's a picture of my easy hanging basket 14" one with red verbena, blue lobelia and mesembryanthemum

Mesembryanthemum starting to flower now

Watched Alan Titchmarsh prog really like the garden like watching the show great path comes in all those colours wow

Plant/flower id please

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 10:19

Looking at the leaves it looks like some sort of buttercup family plant or a daisy

It is pretty but me not quite sure

if you do not want some of it I would have some me like

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Plant ID

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No GW tonight so watch this

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Have not seen him for a bit 
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can't get to last page help

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plants for part shade/ full shade

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Plant cuttings?

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problem with forum

seed swap forum can't read new posts 
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Making wildflower turf

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Can anyone tell me what this is

Cuttings of something 
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can you save seeds from cut flowers?

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