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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 08:39

Morning All.

It's overcast and cool here today, had a sprinkling of rain, not enough to do any good. Yesterday was cool, only 19c, same forecast for today, but a relief from previous days.

Will be out doing some deadheading and tidying up before the weather changes again.

Broad beans finished and a lot frozen as we can't eat them fast enough, still have a few peas. We have quite a lot of tomatoes ready, piccalo, gardeners delight and Ailsa Craig just turning red.

Roses starting to look past their best, so must get them sorted before they drop all their petals.

Have a good day.

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:57

Morning Lizzie.

Yes I think so, they have just arrived to start catching them, quite an operation. The chap who has bought them is a keen fisherman and Ron is getting info as we speak transport boxes everywhere on the patio. Hope to get some pics if I'm not in the way.

Sorry to hear about your SIL GG hope she makes a good recovery.

 

Talkback: How to grow gloriosa

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:31

Mine has flowered and now started to die down. I don't know if it is because the weather has been too hot, we had it in the conservatory, but it was not a great success this year, not many flowers and the colour was not good..

They can be very tempremental. I have had them in the past and they have been lovely, other years they just didn't grow.

I'm no expert but if your tuber has a nodule/bud on one end give it a try, I don't think it will keep until next year, but other people may know better. Best of luck.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:28

Morning Sue.

No they are mirror carp and some tench. We have some Koi and a variety of other fish, but the carp just stir up the pond and make it cloudy, especially when the weather is warm and they start to breed, amorous beggars,  so that you can't see the other fish. Should have got rid of them years ago, but you know how it is, you don't bother. But the time has come and they are going.

Chris

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:16

Good morning all.

A fun packed morning expected here.

We sold some big fish from our pond and they are being collected this morning. Thing is we have to catch them first.  . As they weight from 3lb to 10lb, not going to be an easy job, but who said life is easy. 

Will report back later with perhaps a pic or two, depends on how frayed tempers get, at least it's a bit cooler this morning.

Enjoying seeing all your photo's, some of you live in the most beautiful places. If I ever move I want a view

Enjoy whatever you're doing.

Chris

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:10

Good morning fellow gardeners.

Lovely day here in Lincolnshire, cooler weather forecast for the weekend, give us all a bit of respite from the heat, thankfully Musn't complain after last years washout, but it does get to you after a time...

Picking blackcurrants is my main job today, also freezing some broad beans. The hot weather has brought them on and as we are not eating so many hot meals, they are getting a bit past thier best.

Lots of new names on the forum since I last posted, nice to meet you all.

Chris.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:29

Hi Birdy13 

You can trim Alchemilla if it is causing a proble, It's as tough as old boots, so trim it back to just tidy it up if you wish. It will die down in the winter and re-appear next spring.

Lavender can be tidied up after flowering,just cut the dead flower head off and trim into shape, but not to old wood as it regrows from new wood.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 19:56

It's Alchemilla Mollis, sometimes known as Lady's Mantle. Lovely plant,. but can be a bit of a pain. Cut flower heads off when they start to turn brown if you don't want it to self-seed. Once you have it in your garden it will pop up every year.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 07:29

Morning everyone.

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Just a few pics from my garden taken over the last few days

 

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 Hot Chocolate Rose

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gravel garden.  

Have a good day, lovely to see all the different gardens thanks for sharing.

Unusual visitor to bird table?

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 10:21

We have a pair of mallards that have started to visit our fish pond, with a possible view to nesting in the margins.

Yesterday morning Mrs Mallard was pecking up crumbs from the bird table.

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The photo is a bit dark, but I had to creep up on her before she flew off.

 What has happened to the photos on the forum?

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