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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:10

So sorry Pat, I've read your posts about her and I know she will be greatly missed. 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:44

And ours, the half brown leaves drop off later.

Metal paint suggestions please

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 16:07

You can get the same paint in a smooth finish, Smoothrite, or you could, don't know if it's still available.

Seedling Clumps

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 19:29

Absolutely no problem, I'm still pricking out mine.

like you, I used to put a pinch in a module but then found it was always too much, so now grow it in trays, if you've got to prick out anyway, you may as well do it soon as last.  Be gentle with teasing them apart, but it will be fine.

I hate vine weevils!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 19:04

They are effective, the adults are out now, you will see chunks bitten off the sides of your leaves, you can usually find them, they only walk, they don't fly. Look down the sides of the pots or underneath, they are still during the day, active at nights.

you can use the nematodes now to catch any that are still in grub stage then top up again in the autumn as the grubs stay in the compost all winter. 

They are cheaper on Amazon, only £11.15, with postage. The other site charge 3.99 for postage, standard fixed rate. 


Posted: 12/04/2017 at 18:53

When you prick them out, curl them around the pot so they are buried almost up to the first seed leaves.

then as TopBird says.

Seedling Clumps

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 11:30

I used to sow mine in big clumps like that, then would get fed up with them as they grew into huge plants, so now I split them to about 6 or 7 in a module.  I would divide those into two or even three, but its up to you, try it for this year see what you think.

I hate vine weevils!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 11:15

You have to buy the one for Vine Weevil. Usually you only put it on your tubs or special plants that you know will suffer,  whereas the slug ones you have to put everwhere, so it doesn't work out anymore expensive in the long run.

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 13:13

That is definitely an Eryngium, Sea Holly.

Discussions started by Lyn

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Seed ID please

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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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