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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 11:15

Well Good day

Thought I would pop in and say Hi. What a performance. Had to re-register, then couldn't remember password, I'm sure it was the one I typed in but wouldn't let me have.

Anyway here I am, briefly.

Big news is daughter (bike ride for cancer) has got herself engaged to a lovely bloke. No qualms about it.

Then I priced how much an average wedding would be OW! OW! OW!.

Still should have a while to save up as their priority is to buy a house.

Garden is doing OK. Finally, using nectar points, bought the Grow house I wanted. Gives me more space. 

Planted a lovely white cherry - Prunus Shirotea - in the back

Put a twig I received from Hayloft in a pot (supposed to be a cercis) Still a twig!

Back later

Cyclamen

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:10

They like the shade as long as it isn't too deep. So your instinct Is right. Feed when not in flower, so yes and keep them dryish if possible

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 15:22

Over the back fence - well it isn't a home. Done some this morning

Brussels in raised beds

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:15

I Bob I'm a  'she' 

Brussels in raised beds

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:06

I grow brassicas in a raised bed.

If I tell you what I do it may help' First I have a cultivater tool (3 pronged) which will break up lumps, then I rake level. then a use the 'blunt' end (ie put the rake upright and flat) and press the soil level, then I do go up and walk it as if making a lawn, then I throw on Chicken pooh pellets, press in again blunt end of rake  then lightly rake again.

I have done this already, probably Jan/Feb as then I let the weather (rain) push and compress soil more. It is not disturbed again except for planting.

This is what I do - there are probably other gardeners who do it differently

Big Begonias

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:58

I think that may be to the detriment of the flowers. Not sure but have grown them for some years and would hesitate.

From one corm you should get several main shoots from which will come the flowers

The stem bud shoots should be growing now.

Others may think differently. You could experiment with one to see what happens but...........

 

There are different types of begonias, sometimes it is just the weight of the flowers that make them trail downwards.

Stumperie

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:19

I was going to make a stumpery but have now aquired some chimney liners. Now do I call it a potty stumpery or a stumpy pottery - if it ever gets made that is - so many other things to do as well!!!!!

Big Begonias

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:15

I have never pinched out the shoots on mine as if you look they do not 'branch but grow stems from the corm

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:19

I use my wood ash around the fruit trees and bushed in winter early spring but nor now - now it goes in the compost bin

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:34

I have just found a firm that supplies something I have been looking for for ages.

Wire fasteners that mean you can fasten wire to concrete posts without drilling (impossible) and leaving the fence in place if you have to re-place fence ( doesn't make sense but this link may:

http://www.rivelinglenproducts.com/wire-anchors-33-c.asp

For all you who have to garden by themselves, thought you may find it useful.

 

I have been lucky with the garden over the bad weather - a lot of ceramic pots smashed - but they can be replaced and the retrieved plants I popped in plastic ones as and when it happened. Plant I lost was a lovely pulmonaria  - sturdy as they are - it just seems to have rotted - was in the damper side of the garden

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