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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 10:15

Hi all.

Lovely rain, which the garden is desperate for, plus I am pooped from spending yesterday digging large holes for Cannas and Dahlias.

Have just been watching a Grey Wagtail flitting round the mud at the edge of the pond, collecting insects.

Looks like we may have to cancel our Japanese holiday, as they may not let me in, due to some of the medication that I am on. At the moment the Japanese embassy are not being very helpful.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 10:07

The Maltese quarry garden, has attracted a massive amount of criticism.

Is it a garden: well it has a dining area and a swimming pool ?

It has no plants in.

Actually there were 172 different species, many of which are now becoming extinct in the wild, due to massive building in Malta, leading to a huge loss of water. There are no rivers on Malta.

I think there are more than enough reasons for it to be a Chelsea garden.

The RHS is a wonderful organisation, probably more now than it has ever been.

There is a new show this year, a major new garden will open in Manchester in 2 years time and they are doing a massive amount of work with kids, whilst also contributing to the debate on climate change.

Do I like the Maltese garden ?

Who cares ?


Posted: 28/05/2017 at 20:10

By far the easiest way to produce new plants from both of those mentioned is by division.

Seed will work well for Astrantia, but plants do not come true from seed.

Please could you help me identify these?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:17

Agree Posy.

Rhus [ Sumach ]

Delphiniums question

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 12:26

They will re-grow, although probably not till next year.

They are perennial.

They are probably best at the back of the border, but I would not move until the autumn.

Stipa Tenuissima

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:47

That sounds very deep to have planted the seeds. IMO they should be surface scattered, with maybe a tiny covering of soil or vermiculite.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 10:15

I saw that Chicky, fantastic news.

When are we going to have more tidal wave power ?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 09:15

Not something I would like to repeat either, fairy.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 08:57

About to start house calls Dove, so if you have cake, I will be there.

Fairy, I once got caught on top of a hill in the most amazing thunder and lightning, it was terrifying. I was knocked off my feet once and was getting regular small shocks. At least I remembered to put my poles away and got a few hundred feet down from the summit, so at least the lightning was striking above me.

Achillea - lower leaves droopy & yellow

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 07:16

That is suffering from an acute case of dehydration.

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