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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:34

Hosta, didn't you do just that when we went outπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

securing a wooden obelisk

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:17

Here in our very windy garden garden everything has to be secure, we ram 3' posts, about 3 x 3" wood, in the ground as far as to leave a foot showing and fix this to obelisks or arches. 

Best shredder for very large borders

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:07

Blimey PP, that's a lot of money for new blade, ours was £25.00. You can turn them over and re use, but you can't sharpen then,

we bought ours in2011 and only bought a new blade last year. 

This is ours, wouldn't be without it here, got so much to chip up. 

Mutant Dahlia

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 11:56

Love the sunflowers, it's called Fasciation,  There's a thread on here somewhere with other photos. 

Hanging baskets

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 11:47

Not worth bothering now to treat baskets with vine weevil killer, they're mostly all annuals and are on the way out anyway, just check when you empty the old  soil into your compost bin, pick them out and put out for the birds. 

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 10:03

Try your Penstemons in water, they root very quickly, I'm just potting up a second lot.

Can anyone recommend a lawn aerator and scarifier?

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 12:22

We bought this one in April 2013, it has raked our lawn for five years, twice a year, so not bad for a three quarter acre lawn, it will do the whole lot in one go, no overheating. The first time we used it it there was enough moss to fill a small caravan. 

I would say don't buy anything less than 1300w, but this has served us well, if it didn't work next year I would still be pleased with it.  I find it's no good putting the box on it though, well not for our caravan full! 

This one is unobtainable but I suppose there is similar if you look around. 

You cant imagine how a lawn rakes pulls on a bad back.πŸ˜±πŸ˜€ 

how to grow agapanthus from seed heads

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:08

I got a couple of dozen seedlings each from mine , blue and white , collected last autumn and sown on the 6th January, all germinated, very easy to grow. Potted on now and making nice sized plants.

I'm not sure if they grow true to colour from seeds but I don't mind what I get, it's worth a try. 

Utter Confusion

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 13:52

When you first start you can click on forum there's a list of topics, but as some people don't use the correct heading it's best to look on Latest Posts. 

Admit it's not an easy site to use, lots of things don't work but hey ho, that's lifeπŸ˜€

What does work is the extent of knowledge by the posters, so you can ask a question and get several answers, they'll all be different but you can choose around the middleπŸ˜€

Welocme to the site lamplighter. 


Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:25

Mine are in beds in the GH, I water once a week and have fed twice since they've been there, I won't feed again as they are loaded with fruit and ripening nicely. 

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Lyn & Hostafans day out

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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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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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