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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:37

Hi, I just thought I would have a look at this thread and see whats going on... and then I read something about gardening by the moon and some Egyptian making bread... I thought I left that behind on another forum thread.  Guess not then.  It must be the fact we are all waiting for the weather to settle down and become more like the Spring we have missed.

Gardening by the moon?!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:54

Thanks Brumball.  Age is no excuse for being dim though.... By the way, Sterelitza is a flower that I have grown in the conservatory as its too cold in our Northern climate to grow them outdoors.  I was told I would be unable to grow them from seed in a cold conservatory but I did and I am proud of it.  I dont know if the phase of the moon had anything to do with it.

Gardening by the moon?!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:35

Brumball, perhaps you need some moonlight.

Gardening by the moon?!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:30

Ha Ha.. I think there's a bit of leg pulling going on here.  Thanks obelixx for providing the website and I have looked at it.  It is interesting the information that is there.  Personally I plant things when the weather is suitable and my joints allow me to (I am 73 in June, shhhh).  I do enjoy these Forums, so informative.

Gardening by the moon?!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 15:34

I dont know... my neighbours think I am crackers already.  If they spy me out in the garden in the moonlight they may send the people in white suits around!!

Talkback: Lily beetle

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 15:31

Oh... I absolutely detest lily beetles - another pest to make our lives difficult in the garden.  I have squashed them on the stone path and I hate the squishy noise and colour.  Birds and other prey do not seem interested in them.  I have almost given up growing lilys because of these pesky red beetles.  I have some white arum lilies that are not affected.  They dont seem to go for my orange coloured day lilies either.  I will  try the remedies you suggest if I have another go at growing the lovely white lilies.

Talkback: Begonia and pelargonium pot display

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:51
Oh why did I throw that old bucket away. I will have second thoughts now about getting rid of containers that a coat of paint could revitalise them as planters. Great ideas for planting though.

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:47

Thanks Obelixx for that website, had a look and there are quite a few flower varieties on there that slugs avoid.  I will try these to add to my flag iris. day lillies, roses, rock roses, and marguerite flowers.  The latter seem to thrive in any condition, only blackfly attack those!!!  Thanks to everyone for contributing, much appreciated.

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:05

Nothing on my bramley apple tree yet, looks really bare and dead.  I am worried!!

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 17:16

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and advice, great to have your experience.  In our local paper this morning there was a passage stating that last year the slugs had a field day because of all the wet weather.  So far this year they have had a lean time as ground frozen for so long and no food for the blighters.  Now though, its milder and rain has arrived so they will emerge again.  Perhaps we could continue this thread at the end of the season to see how we all got on in the fight against slugs... and all the other pests after our precious plants.

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