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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:22

Reading all your stories has brought a lump to my throat. Had depression too several years ago, but thankfully am over it now. Try and take one day at a time, make the most of every moment and every flower (or veg). Wish you all a bright and happy time.

Verdun, are you in a clinch with the letter Y on your keyboard or have you got a foreign one? All your Y's seem to turn into ??-marks!

Oleander

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:05

Oleanders need heat, Summer has been long in coming. Should the temperature reach 25-30°C as promised, they should start producing flowers soon.

RHODODENDRONS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:17

I planted out my rhodo into the garden by digging a hole 3 times the size of the pot and filling this with ericaceous soil into which went the plant. It is now 5 feet tall and just as wide and flowers profusely every year. Have hardly ever fed it, nor added more soil, except to water when very dry.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26664.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 06:30

Spam reported!

I sent Brumbull a PM aking him if everything OK, no reply! Strange, as I'm sure he would have mentioned it if he was going to Spain, hope he's OK.

This is my day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmCSNHouSo4

Have a good day everyone.

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:31

Morning Verdun, have just looked up your Heuchera raspberry jam and came across this site, but maybe you know it already. Wish I lived in UK, would be buying each of them!

http://www.heucheraholics.co.uk/heuchera-shop.html

Never knew that there were so many varieties!

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:36

I would say "cut down to the ground and shear the whole plant" is 6 of one and a half dozen of the other! I would cut it back to about 2 inches from the ground. According to the RHS, it should then grow new leaves and flower again next year.

rasperberry Canes

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:10
NewBoy2 wrote (see)

I am a Luddite so no to the photo at the moment

You don't seem to be afraid of a computer, which is much more technical than a camera! Go on, be a devil, give it a try!

Betulia

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 03:00

Hi Madeleine, the following article should answer your question

http://www.google.com/patents/USPP10475

Don't be deceived by the title, it's all about betulias and how to grow, propagate.

worst job in garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 02:32

My pet hates are the same as nutcutlet's and sara's, collecting piles of weeds and taking them to the compost bin. OH complains I always leave the heaps right where he has to walk, and looking for tools deposited around the house. He has painted all the handles of mine a bright yellow so that I can see them from a mile away!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:56

"I might even print it off and post it through their door!"

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