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Where's Mike?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:11

OL...........you got it in one.......hadn't realised there was still so much of a difference between Northern language and Southern.

Verdun, David, Pauline, Lilly.............I'm sorry you were so offended .........what I was trying to say ( and so obviously spectacularly failed as far as you were concerned ) was that Mike would post on the forum when he wanted to/had something to impart.  I truly don't see the point of asking why he hasn't posted ......he has been sick after all and judging by his latest posts, has other fish to fry as well.  As I said, give the guy a break rather than trying to pressurise him into thinking he HAS to post......that seems a little selfish to say the least.

I don't mind admitting that I don't always see eye to eye with Mike but have always thought (and said ) that he is a  good contributor to the forum.......as are others 

Where's Mike?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:16

Verdun.........why not nice ?   I didn't say Mike was any less important than anyone else...........surely  it is up to each individual how often they post..........sorry if I offended but this forum is about  all the members............Mike is one among many other posters.  I assume he will post when he has something to say...........otherwise presumably he has other things to do.

Yes, you are right, everyone is important........I wasn't intimating otherwise.......but give the guy a break

Sorry.......not often I disagree with you ( except about Bamboo maybe ) but I think you are being unfair to say "Not Nice"..........this forum does not depend on one person (whoever it might be )  to keep it going............it would be bloody boring if that was the case.

 

Where's Mike?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:47

I wouldn't worry too much Pauline.....people come and go..........the forum doesn't depend on just one person 

Screening

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:11

Bit late to try and grow quick annual climbers now but if you install some fencing/trellis even without plants at present, it would give you some privacy.

Once you have that in place, you can then start to think about the plants to grow up the screen........come the Autumn, you should be able to plant and can then look forward to your privacy next year. 

If you post photos of the area you are concerned with, I'm sure there will be lots of advice which you can consider

Wasps

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:41

Note I said only to try this if the beginnings of a nest.....certainly not advocating going into a full blown one. 

Wasps

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:14

If you can access the site and the wasps  have only just appeared, you may be able to remove the beginning of their nest.  Once you have done that, plug the entrance....just to be sure, there may well be something you could spray in and around the entry point to deter further visitors

Other posters may well have better advice so hold hard before you do anything

Polytunnel jungle

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:07

Ray..........lucky you with such a good size tunnel

I guess the first thing you should do is decide what exactly you want to grow ( everything by the sound of it  )

Tomatos, peppers, cucumbers and all the "summer" stuff should do well in summer but to be honest, Brassicas and other veg would be far better outside.

You can perhaps make more use of the tunnel by overwintering veg and salad stuff and raising other veg in the Spring - either to grow in the tunnel or plant outside.

A bit of planning called for I think before you drive yourself mad...........I imagine there will be plenty of advice online if you look for Tunnel growing........give you a few ideas

Whatever you do, hope you enjoy the tunnel

 

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:36

True enough..........all the circumstances need to be known really before one can make a definitive response.

Hope you have luck with yours

CAN I OR NO

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:32

It is a Phormium.........check back from the babies to the mother plant...........if the babies have roots, you can cut them away and pot them up to grow on.

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:21

Joss.....just goes to show doesn't it ?      Every garden is different and there is rarely a sure fire way which suits all.  Also why it is always a good idea to wait for several opinions before taking action.  I guess that's what makes it interesting (if a little frustrating ).

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

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Sweet potato

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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Camellias

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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Chelsea...........now and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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