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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:44

Hello  Hosta night owl🙂


Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:41

When you sow the seeds again, mix them with sand, you get a finer sowing then. Leave them until they're quite grown on, they thrive on neglect,  when they are about two inches tall, water them then tip the whole lot out and gently tease them apart. I grew these a couple of years ago and planted along a 100' border. Each separate colour is a different plant, they can grow very big. 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:27

I can save Delphiniums, no where near ripe yet though, also Francoa, pretty tall pink ones.

can also save different types of Salvia, white Foxgloves and bringing on some Summer King.  Hopefully won't be cross pollinated but can't guarantee.(Foxgloves that is,  it Salvia🙂) 

Will post again when ready.

Last edited: 16 July 2017 00:27:50

Identification please

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:35

I would say thats a weed Lyn. if it were a Hollyhock it would have buds on it by now, keep an eye on it and don't let it self seed. 

Could be wrong, but I don't think so. Weeds grow up very much quicker than plants. 


Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:14

As they've all turned to seed I'm not sure they'll flower again now, but do cut them all off and see. 

The life cycle for an annual is to flower quickly and set seed, then it thinks it's jobs done and they die, next time, dead hear right from the start as soon as you see them go over, that way the plant will think it's still got to produce flowers to reproduce. 

ID for small flowering plant

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:08


hydrangea flowers not opening

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:55

The middles don't open fully, it's something to do with the  fertilisation. The outside flowers are different to the inside ones, can't remember off hand exactly which is which but I saw a programme on tv about the reproduction of the lace cap.

Cardboard on compost

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:29

Its a good idea to put a couple of shovels of garden soil in, there's the bacteria then to get it started. 

If you can get some horse poo in there it will be smoking in no time. 

runner beans

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:25

My dad always picked off the first flowers anyway to give the plant chance to build up bigger first, most times they dropped off on their own.

I grow Firestorm self pollinating and drought resistant, I rarely, if ever water them. Always a bumper crop. 

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:21

Just to add to that... I weed n feed my grass every year I don't wait until it's full of weeds, so in answer to your question about weeds, Yes I do.

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How pretty!

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