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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:32

Just come in from the garden gone a bit chilly here in south wales. been a lovely day here. Been out for a ride on my horse this afternoon. Amazed how green everything has got in a few days. Back in the garden this evening i have rescued most of the tulips which have had a battering with the wind and rain i have little cane supports everywhere! most have survived but had to bring a few in to put in vase. Greenhouse had a bit of a tidy and turned the heater down to just frost protection setting. it is looking a bit of a jungle but hopefully I can get some plants out in the garden over weekend. i think i need better shelving in there for next year prehaps 2 tiers. It is only a 6ft hexagonal greenhouse but i have filled it to bursting point this year.Anybody know where i can get stuff to fit hexangonal gh

Sawfly and willow trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:46

I get bad problems with sawflies too.they attacked gooseberries, roses, dahlias last year. I have just bought grow your own nematodes from the nemaslug company. They say that they are meant to do sawflies. dont knownif they will work but only cost about a fiver so thought I would give it a try. I used nemaslug last year with great success.

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:23

It also smells of faeces or vomit which is how it attracts moths etc!.

It doesn't come under the illegal to remove types, included in CITES etc I checked that first only the theft act if you do not have permission from the landowner or own the land. But it is staying where it is as the smell gets strong in the evening. I was blaming the local sewerage works! Lol

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:04

Briliant dovefromabove thanks for the link

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:01

Many thanks dovefromabove. I think I may dig up one ( there are loads) to put in my shady border as they look so unusual

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:50


Hi  have found a clump of these plants in my local wood any idea what it is. Big heart shaped leaves and almost a peace lily shaped flower but not as pretty

New Lawn has dead patches

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:59

do you have a dog?


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:50

crap weather here in south wales rain is hammering down and blowing a gale. I just been out to put some plastic covers on the dahlias i have planted out over the last few days, the wind is wrecking them. My cherry blossom is all over the drive so no fruit again this year! lucky the rest of fruit trees have not flowererd yet so might have some luck with them. same thing happened last year just as the blossom came out and the tulips opened they were ruined. photo below of my new front garden border


My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:37

Poor year for me too with dahlias. I kept about 50 tubers last year they seemed fine after winter but rotted quickly when potted up. I think it just has been too cold. Only 12 have come back to life. Bishop variety has done the best and i have even split some of the tubers when they sprouted. some of the large cactus ones have come through but i lost all the dwarf bedding type. I also think they rather a dry heat. I initially started heating greenhouse with a parafin heater but it caused condensation. Switched to electric fan type and all my plants seem healthier. I always plant tubers with a bit of the top of the tuber showing above compost. i find if they are totally buried they rot easier. 

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:17

many thanks Chicky will try this week

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