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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:47

Yes, a good plug from Monty for Harrogate Flower Show.  It rained most of the day, which meant I got to go home a bit early, as I was on the final shift in the Perennial Plant Creche and nearly all the plants had been collected half an hour before closing time 

anyone growing thalictrum splendide

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:39

I've bought 3 of these plants at Harrogate Flower Show today.  I think they will need support when bigger, but wonder if I could plant them where they could get support from other plants, as I don't want to use stakes.  Any ideas?


Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:08

I spoke too soon    I think they must come very early in the morning, cause I haven't seen them since that first day.  The CDs obviously haven't put them off.


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 22:03

Well, today I have ordered a lean to wood and polycarbonate growhouse from  the Greenfingers website.  It comes as a flat pack, so that will be a challenge...

Essential reading/subscriptions for a new Gardener

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:13

As well as The Garden (RHS) and GW, I also subscribe to The English Garden and find that each of these complements the other two.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:08

So far, so good...shhh!

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:53

Oh jatnikapyar, what a shame!  

fidgetbones, I had the same idea, and there are now 4 CDs swinging in the tree.  We'll see if that has any effect. 

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:34

I thought you were supposed to stone the crows, not shoot them!  ( not that I would do either) 

Fidgetbones, I picked and cut into two large rosyish apples and the pips were still white, not brown.  I thought pip colour was a good indication of ripeness.  And tasting a bit confirmed they were not ready.    They are a sweet eating apple, but I'm not sure which variety.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:50

I have a small apple tree, but it is laden with lovely eating apples not quite ready to harvest.  Today I disturbed 2 enormous black birds calmly sitting in the tree and pecking at my apples, and about 5 or 6  fell to the ground when I chased the birds away.    Any ideas to prevent this happening?


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:57

Ooh, lots of food for thought there Zoomer - thank you!  Just the sort of info I needed.

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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