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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:51

Ours go back start of September that's when we have a week off. 

Portuguese Laurels

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:49

You probably won't want to hear this, but if they were mine I would have cut them down by half on planting, a foot off the top of 8' plants won't make much difference.  It's up to you to try and if they don't thicken at the bottom you will know to cut them back more. 

If you need more, you're better to go for small trees in the first place, then just keep nipping the tops off. 

theres a good thread here. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:43

I've never known the weather pattern any different down here, for the past 70 years July and most of August is wet, the best months to visit are May to June and September. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:40

well Dach, that just proves how good exercise is for you, I've never exercised in my life and don't intend to start now. 

Dove has just done as much excersise  as is needed in a day😀

Plant identification

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:36

That's a Begonia. 

Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:36

The small curly ones on the left will grow into plants as well, they are all seeds, just some bigger than others I always collect these seeds, grow them every year. and have given several away on the seed swap. 

Make sure you leave them on the plant until they go brown, those look a bit green. 

Why don't they grow?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:31

Have you tested your soil, if you are trying to grow anything from the Brassica family they will not grow for you in acid soil, I have to lime mine in the autumn. 

Try Runner beans, easiest thing and seem tolerant to any soil, mine are fantastic in the acid soil. Others grow them well in alkaline. 

The secret is to find out what your plants need and act accordingly. There are some very good books, but I always use this book, may be old fashioned but what's changed? 🙂 L

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:47

Keep them cool then sow around March, kitchen worktop of greenhouse, they need no special treatment, they germinate easily. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:42

I bought this one, bit more expensive but I think it's worth it, I used it brown side up choice is yours. 

any ideas?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:31

Linaria purpurea Purple Toadflax

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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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