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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:44
Like the poem! Reminds me if this wonderful one by Eugene Field

Cheery bye one and all!

Vistors had a party yesterday

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 23:17
I only started feeding the birds about August last year and until the last two days been pretty common visitors: bullfinch, chaffinches, sparrows, blackbirds, robins and a variety of tits. I'm pretty sure we've got a pair of Blackcaps visiting now which - though I'm not a bird watcher - has me quite excited. The female visited yesterday (noticed the red on the top of the head) and the male put in appearance today! Definitely an increase in activity the week! There's quite a community at the feeders (peanuts, seed, fat balls & robin feed) and there seems to be some sort of visiting regime

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:15

Hi All

As Spring hasn't descended on our garden as yet and leaves are still lingering in their buds I thought I'd share this pic from the end of January this year.

 Looks better with the snow at the moment



Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 20:17
Superb garden Salino!!! Thanks for sharing the pics...... and your personal memories! I'm loving the huge Euphorbia!! I can see that this will be on my 'Want' list I have several places where this would be quite striking as I'm a sucker for foliage and texture!


Bee spotting

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:58
I haven't noticed any Bees in the garden, yet. Mind you the whole garden is still quite immature and, excepting some crocuses and snowdrops, there is nothing else at present for them to take an interest in. Need to add some Hellebores to extend their season of interest methinks..... all the Hellebore threads and pics have whetted my appetite!

Hopefully when the warm weather kicks in there will be plenty of Spring and Summer interest to encourage bees and butterfies as I've planted a fruiting and a flowering cherry, two pear trees and two apple trees plus lots of bee friendly plants waiting to be planted out!


Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 23:19
It's ranged been between 6.5C and 10C over the past 4-5 days so not too bad where we are in the East Midlands. When that icy wind drops you can really feel the warmth of the Sun! You just know that as soon as the temperature goes up everything's going to take off with a vengeance. Can't wait!!!!

I've even brought out the table and chairs.... just in case!! Now there's optimism!


Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 23:10
Thanks Sam! I thought it was sleeping and wouldn't notice
Will definitely take cuttings - if it doesn't aspire to being an ex- shrub and give up the ghost! Lesson learnt!!!


Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:56
Thanks for all your help folks. Very much appreciated

Verdun - there was a pretty good rootball but there were some roots poking out. I can't say that I didn't cause damage to the root system as I know there was a big b*gger anchoring it down and I couldn't dig it all out intact!!!!!

I'll give it more time as suggested, lay off the water and give it a prune when the weather picks up a bit more. I 'm encouraged that all is not lost

Have a great evening one and all.


Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:47

Hi All

Being a little impulsive I moved a Choisya Ternata 'Sundance' about 3-4 months ago IIRC. Its a largish size c.1m x 1.5m and it seemed to move AOK, however, this was before the onslaught of February and Marches cold conditions!! The leaves have wilted despite being watered and it is now looking a little sad to say the least!

There does seem to be a small ray of hope. I have noticed some new leaves growing at the branch tips (good sign?) and in the leaf axils there appear to be new leaf buds emerging (another good sign?).

Am I kidding myself that it will recover after a leaf drop or is it a goner! Any guidance or expert knowledge gratefully received

Warm regards



Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:41
Go for it Brumbull! I have sangho kaki and it really is a stunning tree! Planted mine about 5 years ago and has grown to c.6ft tall (was about 15" when bought). The leaf colour goes from a green to yellow/orange in Autumn.

I also have Osakozuki of similar size and am contemplating adding a Bloodgold too. I have a bit of a thing for Acers and have a newly purchased Acer Griseum to plant this very afternoon. It's the one with the peeling bark that they had on GW a week or two ago!

I haven't conditioned my soil specifically for the Acers, however, I have read that they benefit from acidic soil and so once a year I do mulch with ericaceous compost!

IIRC growing in pots requires more care than directly into the ground especially with regard to feeding,

Enjoy your tree Robert!!!

Reds Adam

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