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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 14:21

Down here in Devon they are very superstitious about burning Holly, very bad luck. 

Are your autumn raspberries fruiting now and

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:48

My autumn ones have the tiny flower buds at the moment, it will be ages before they fruit. But then we are about three/four weeks behind most people's gardens. 

Planting lysmchia Seeds

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:40

I always start mine in pots for the same reason, I'd never see them again in my jungle😁

You could sow the seeds now and overwinter or as I do, start them in Spring. I seem to remember they flower in the first year. 

Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:27

They say 

All habits, from tiny to tall, and large and small flowers will appear, and including colour variations and bi-colours, from pale mauve to deepest purple. 

Theyre working on it😁 Worth a try?  In a couple of years they will have them. 

Maybe they are of the type that only throws a fertile seed very rarely.

i had a seed head from something else, (not wallflower) but there was only one viable seed in the whole head, the rest were sterile. 

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Portugese Laurel

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:25

They don't particularly need acid soil, they'll grow just as well in alkaline soil.  If you make compost, you can pile that on. 

Ive never fed them, if they are sickly the worst thing to do is feed. 

Courgette issues!

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:16

Ive grown Marrow plants from seeds, not courgettes, can I pick those at the courgette stage or are they not the same thing? 

Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:11

You can buy seeds for these, bit expensive but not as expensive as buying plants. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 16:26

As OH says, combination of corn harvest and kids breaking up from school, happens every year. 

who is this?

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 16:23
Dovefromabove says:

I think Hummingbird Hawk-moth.   They should get better at posing for the camera 

See original post

 That's what I meant😀😀

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 16:19

We've had one hell of a lot of rain today😱

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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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Lyn & Hostafans day out

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A little bit of Heaven 
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Pricking out cosmos

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Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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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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