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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 19:27

Did he/she help make the lemon tart?  Quite agree about store bought lemon meringue pie.  That kid's got taste!

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Posted: 30/04/2017 at 19:24

Pansy - maybe people will buy your toms once the weather warms up.  Shame to chuck 'em if you can hang on another 10 days or so.

M-U - patchwork quilts are in demand so offer them to a charity shop or sell 'em on E-bay or else maybe Freecycle.   

I think Bert from Grimsby is very handsome.  Hope he's happy with his new playmate.


Posted: 30/04/2017 at 19:18

I should think it will be OK.   Mine is just going over after flowering prolifically this spring and I will be cutting back some of the over long or low branches as well as removing those that have snuck under the gutter on our annex.   Then I shall feed them and do the usual July pruning in due course.

Plant identification please

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 19:16

They need full sun and moist but well-drained soil to thrive.   If you put it in shade you'll get fewer flowers.

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Posted: 30/04/2017 at 18:26

Hazel - you can work most of them out by replacing rose with itis or osis - 

cirrhosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, neurosis, arteriosclerosis, fibrosis.... 

More rain here just now - OH is walking the dogs while I address a chuck with garlic and herbs and butter for roasting for dinner.    Getting very blustery now.

Allow me to introduce you to Bert from Grimsby - http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/meet-escapee-bert-naughty-raccoon-recaptured/story-29116720-detail/story.html 

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Posted: 30/04/2017 at 16:39

Oh B3.  Not having a good day?

Joyce - only "arth'rose" so far and yes, it is definitely better for an occasional glass of wine as long as it's not cheap or sweet rosé!   Pink fizz is lovely though.

Suggest a large headed bright coloured  annual to grow.

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 16:18

Sunflowers tall and short - yellows, oranges, russets.

Tithonia - Mexican sunflowers - yellows and vibrant orange.

Zinnias - hot colours and purple too.

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Posted: 30/04/2017 at 16:13

Woohoo!  3rd downpour of the day.  Pity they don't last very long but better than nowt.

For anyone who understands French and is over 27.....

Mimosa Acacia Dealbata

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 15:46

I suspect you can prune them to keep them to a manageable size but have no idea what that would do for their flowering capacity.   Next time you fancy a plant, try googling it first to find out if it suits your situation.  The RHS and good nursery and plant sales sites will give info about size, hardiness, best position and soil needed etc.


Posted: 30/04/2017 at 12:52

I planted some Byzantine glads in a pot about 4 weeks ago and they are just starting to shoot up.

Try giving a feed of liquid rose or tomato food to your glads as an instant tonic to encourage flowering as well as some slow release granules for tomatoes or roses to build them up.

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