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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 22:15

Evening all!

Thanks for good wishes re cough etc.  Am feeling a bit better this evening having had an afternoon snooze...

Fairy, I'm with you on yews for vertical interest (for Dove's problem bed perhaps).  Taxus baccata 'Standishii' is a fastigiate golden-leaved yew which I planted as an accent near the corner of my shed.  It's been in for 6 years and is now around 5ft tall - but prunable, of course.

Good to see you, RB!  And Lantana; hope your poorly friend was able to take comfort from your visit.  Also SolentWind - good to hear you've recovered.

Bedtime... must try not to snore or OH will move into the spare room...  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 23:02

Hi folks!

Just a quick look in to ask Pat if she has a carbon monoxide detector...  unexplained chest pains and feeling like death can be related to CO poisoning.  Better safe than sorry!

Am nursing a cough and throat here so will say goodnight.

Can Anyone Identify This?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 14:16

Blackbirds love the fruit, which is a bonus.  

Problem with tree (Rowan I think).

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 14:12

Hi Edlonton!

It looks like Cytospora canker; it's a fungal disease, and the airborne fungus enters the tree through damaged areas of bark.  This might include a cat sharpening its claws on the trunk, damage by a strimmer, lawn mower etc, or branches rubbing together.

If the damage was just in the branches, you could prune out the damage (in winter).  The recommendation on the Internet is to sterilise your pruning tools before and after cutting, using a 1:9 chlorine bleach:water solution.  You should burn the prunings.

Keeping the tree growing as well as possible (watering and feeding, and reducing competition over the roots) helps it to overcome the disease.  However, I fear for your tree because the photo of the trunk shows it already has a lot of cankers right near the bottom... I rather fear it may not survive.  Sorry!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:38

That made me smile Frank...    Hope it stays sunny for your family "do".

Bit dull here, but dry - for the moment.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:32

Hi Mobow,

Sorry, I'm not getting notifications from GW at the moment, so I've only just noticed this.  Yes, I still have Ragged Robin and white Jacob's Ladder.  If you PM me your address I'll send you some.  

Hopefully you'll get a reasonable proportion of whites from the Jacob's Ladder - they don't necessarily come true though.


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:40

Mine aren't working this morning either...

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:39

Do you use them for preserves, Marion?  Mine has produced its first ever fruits this year - just a couple.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:35

Sunny here, hooray!!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:33

Good morning all!  Hi Pat!

Been AWOL for a bit - first the water infection, then busy but a bit "low".  Picking up a bit now, and the blue sky helps.

Great news about the cafe premises, DD!  Hope the bank manager is on your side - you deserve some good news.    I sympathise with your views on Brits abroad... they're bad enough in their own country; I shared a train carriage with a lot of "well-oiled" youngish folk on Saturday evening, and watched from behind my book as a couple, clearly high on something and refusing to pay or sit down, were ejected at a country station miles from where they wanted to go.  And the train companies want to do away with train guards/conductors...  

Congrats to you, Clari, for the H2O challenge!  I've been drinking a lot of hot water this past week, treatment for the infection, and it becomes - well, boring...

Poor Wonky.  Hope the back improves soon!

Theatre sounded good, Chicky.  And a garden to look forward to!!

Obelixx, you seem incredibly organised for your move.  Hope it all continues to go smoothly for you.

Visited my Mum on Tuesday.  8 hours travelling, 3 hours with Mum (split into two sessions with a break in the middle so I keep sane!).  But you only get one mother... she doesn't know who I am any more, but is pretty well and happy, considering.  Can't ask any more really.

Right.  Raspberries to pick!

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