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Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:40
Did it rain with you before 2 and 4 Dove? It was amazingly (given the forecast) dry the whole party!!! Rained just before - organisers suggested cancelling, and as we drove away after clearing up. Whatever you lot did, it worked! Or someone up there is smiling down! Phew! Advice to anyone with a baby - do not organise a 3 year old's party with a weather risk. It's the first time they understand birthdays and parties so it means everything, and they don't understand weather and postponement!! If I could my smiley faces would have white teeth!

hard earth

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:57

Yeah, I put it on top and leave it to the worms. Life's too busy to dig


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:37

It's much easier when the ground less dry.  When it's as hard as concrete weeds can be impossible to pull /dig.   You need to hope for a torrential downpour, and then go through the a hand fork pulling it out.  Should be quite easy (and very satisfying) once the soil has loosened a bit.

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:31

Philippa are you near me?  Im about 10 miles east of Norwich.  thunderstorms, hailstone and power cuts.  Me too.

Nasty grey heap of stuff

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:27

2 possibilities come to mind:

1) some of dead crew of the Red Dwarf after the radiation leak

2) the white/grey powder fungus you get when things (eg wood chippings) rot down.  It's not harmful apparently.


Astrantia major

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:19

There's hope then!

Astrantia major

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:12


Oh lovely, Bamboogie.  Mine are still just a small rosette of leaves.  They are new - bare root early spring.  Do you think they are just settling in? Do they normally take a while to establish?

Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:57

Thanks - planning to leave sun cream at home and take an umbrella.  That should do it!

Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:25

Well you can keep fingers crossed for a clear afternoon tomorrow, for me  It's my son's 3rd birthday party and an outdoor event.  I don't know how I'll explain it to him if it's cancelled.  He's been to several friends parties this month and so excited that he'll have his own. He won't understand why he didn't get a turn.

Garden will grow back sigh. But I was looking forward to it looking good for the post party family BBQ. But the party is much more important.

That cake has made me hungry....

Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:16

Cheers Phillippa. I'll keep an eye on it.  It was planted into fresh shop bought compost on Tuesday so unlikely to need a feed.  Hopefully just settling in.

Re hailstones- my garden's been flattened Been working on it most of the week and was looking really good yesterday.

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