Latest posts by Kay8

Rust on Hollyhocks

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 10:11

Ahhh seems I may have to do the same then! Thanks you two :-)

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 09:51

Haha, Chicky, Big Daddy Hostas - I like that :-). 

Thank you all for being so welcoming. 

Dove - that's great that your daughter's a gardener - I would absolutely love to take up a career in gardening. It's something I'm thinking about doing once Elijah's in school. I've figured I've got plenty of time yet :-#.

Hi, Hosta! Hope you're feeling better soon :-(. I was in the hospital the other day, I always seem to be having some sort of pain in my back, neck or shoulders! I couldn't move the other day! Had lots of visits to the osteopath etc, but still get in terrible pain. Then it's a vicious circle as I can't go out in my garden :-(. So, I'm guessing you have lots of Hostas in your garden?

It's bright blue skies and sunny here near Mansfield :-). Hope the weather is nice for you all.


Mystery weed - What is it

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 23:29

The ground on mine isn't fantastic - quite hard!! I'm hoping for some help from my brother and step dad to dig the tops a little bit at first. Ahh well, it's a working progress!! Haha!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 23:18

Liriodendron, thank you :).

He gets so involved already! He brings his little watering can to me and just says "water". It's very cute! Apart from when he stands watering his shoes! Ahh well, he's trying!

I can't wait to get him involved with nature and the outdoors. It's my favourite place to be :-D

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 23:16

You too Chicky :-D. It is exciting. Feels like it's a never ending task with the garden being left in such a horrendous condition though! I think the ground it made up of more rubble than soil :-(.

I have got LOTS of different plants. I have quite a few hostas, toad lilies, Asiatic lilies, regal lilies, lupins, budleias, dahlias, begonias, day lilies, lots of ornamental grasses (although, my favourite "Elijah Blue" doesn't seem to be doing well at all... can't see any new growth, it just looks dead. This was my favourite as my little boy's name is Elijah :-D). Indoors, I've got amaryllis, begonia rex, dracaena, pitcher plant, about 12 different cacti and a beautiful black calla lily to name a few. I've also got a little greenhouse with a few in there at the minute, including some fuchsias, chrysanthemum (seems to be coming back, left it in my unheated greenhouse over winter :-/), I have a collection of carnivorous plants as well, which I'm quite obsessed with!!

What's your favourites??? :)

Rust on Hollyhocks

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:46

Hi all :)

I have grown Hollyhocks for a few years now and every single one always seems to end up affected by rust!

Any ideas on why? or what I can do about it?

I personally think they're absolutely gorgeous flowers, but the unsightly rust on the leaves really puts me off!!

Thanks, guys :)

Mystery weed - What is it

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:43

I have just literally put weedkiller all over the whole of my garden (recently moved in and killing off all weeds and grass, levelling off and starting again). These look as healthy as ever still though hahaha! I'll get digging them out I suppose!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:35

Evening everyone :). Hope it's ok to join in the chat.

I've been on here for a few years now, but not had much chance to get online recently as I'm too busy being a mummy to my 19 month old :-D.

Me and my little lad have just moved into our own home. I've got a decent sized garden but I am stripping it completely bare and starting over. The front patch of grass has already been killed off and levelled, ready for me to put grass seed down.

The back garden has had weed killer all over it and I've got to say I am going to lay turf instead of grass seed on the back, so my little lad has got a bit more of a place to play!

I can't wait to start doing my borders, raised beds etc.

I've got about 30 plants in pots currently, which I have brought from my parent's house (plants I kept there) and can't wait to get them established in my garden :).

I'm 25 and a lot of people find it strange I'm so interested in gardening, but I have had a passion for it since I was around 10 years old!

Will anyone be visiting Gardeners' World Live this year?

Kayleigh x

Help with growing an orange tree named Bailey

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:25

Looks great!! I've got a three month old lemon seedling and satsuma seedling :). They're both doing really well! Both seeds came from shop bought fruit. It's fun doing it that way :-D

I.D please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 19:43

Thank you everyone!!!! Xx

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