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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 10:52

We've had rain!   None forecast till Wednesday at the earliest and then only local showers but we are wet - and cool.  Not enough to soak in far but better than nowt and let's hope there'll be more.

Bad night with dreadful cramps so only just surfacing.  I suspect the diet Tonic mix for our soda fountain hasn't got the quinine so will have to go back to making a mountain of plastic bottles.   Maybe find a way to recycle them myself so they don't end up in the oceans.

Chicky - Adelaide is a lovely town with a great covered market and some lovely buildings too and close to the beach and Hardy's wines....   Hope she has a great time.

Liri - I shall go and look at your photos now.  Thanks.

Dove - you'll be doing heel spins by the time that boot comes off.  Hang in there and heal properly.  My broken toe still twinges at me.

Hosta - maybe just accept your sleep patterns are cyclical and relax when you can't sleep?  May help you sleep better.   Any results form your scans?

Greetings to all not mentioned.  Have a great day.

Feeling jinxed or going colour blind?

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 10:38

I once planted 2 new borders either side of a new arch and trellis panel combo in shades of blue and yellow starting with daffs, tulips, hyacinths, clamassia, hemerocallis and clematis.

All the tulips and hyacinths came up pink!  The clamassias died after one season in a very bad winter and both clematis disappeared underground for 3 years.  The blue one is still going strong but the yellow only lasted one season.  The hemerocallis was yellow and was one I'd divided myself.

I love those dahlias. 

Hydrangea trouble

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 00:10

I'd water first and again every couple of days and see what happens before removing damaged leaves.  They are the plants food factory so don't remove whilst mostly green.  Wait till the plant shows signs of perking up..

Plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:57

Not an easy plant to grow.  I've tried from seed and whilst I got good germination, not one made it t adulthood.

Clematis & climbing roses - white & white

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:56

Try googling Clematis+Hull then and use the search facility to look for clems with white tepals.

Look at the other sites I suggested as sometimes, repeat flowering ramblers are easier to train, prune and manage than climbers which have much stiffer stems.

Plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:51

Looks like a form of Angel's Fishing Rod to me - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=4449 

Clematis & climbing roses - white & white

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:01

Endless possibilities from clematis.  Some evergreen with white flowers and others deciduous and possible to have flowers in early spring through to late summer depending on your choice.  Have a look here - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemlist.cfm the ones witha + sign have pics

As for roses, do you want climbers, ramblers or shrubs?  Perfume or not?  Have a look at the following growers' websites - David Austin, Peter Beale, Harkness..........

Last edited: 24 June 2017 23:01:48

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:40

He's left to join another forum.   Pastures new.

Hydrangea trouble

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:38

Maybe over fed but definitely under watered.  They like a lot.  The clue is in the name - hydra = water.  Don't want to be sodden in a puddle but don't want to be thirsty either.

Gardeners World

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:46

Whatever happened to subtitles when they named a particular plant?

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