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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 08:45

Looks like a repeat of yesterday's soooooooperb weather.  The warmth is making everything grow pretty fast now. Starting to repot things again.

 Lots of stuff in large pots to go out.    Will plant up a few containers too....fuschias, diascias, bidens,,etc........exciting, right?  

Ground is pretty dry now.....could use the rain tomorrow, if it comes.  Will apply lawn fertiliser later in anticipation of it.  

Veg patch is almost entirely under fleece for moment.... Seeds, sets, seedlings protected from birds, pests, cold etc.  always nice to remove fleece to expose rows of veg.  

Be healthy folks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:33

32 meg broadband David?  Mine is barely 3 so very, very jealous. Fibre optic 1/2 mile down the road and 1/2 mile up the road.  

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: Yesterday at 20:10

Hi pariate, 

Libertia goldfinger is an evergreen, olive/yellow/ red grass like elegant plant.  Your planter is not that tall but Libertia would look classy in blue container.  Stipa Tennuissima too would look great in it.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:04

I'm for turning it off David.  Is it a slow one?  However, many do keep it on all the time.  Can you simply put it into hibernate mode.....quicker then to activate

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:59

Many of us prune escallonia now......to keep compact and it usualy flowers again in summer.  However, ideally prune after flowering but by then a straggly bush is even more straggly, isn't it?

Newbie.. help with summer flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 19:54

If sunny warm spot lavendars, echinaceas, Veronica's, perennial salvias, nepeta, geraniums, rudbekias, heleniums, agastaches, chrysanthemums, asters,....there's a start 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:36

Love rum. Used to carry a bottle in the car as a convertible driving student.    ....wot a poser!  Never tbought anything of it then ......l

 

can I prune my primroses

Posted: Yesterday at 19:32

I do either.....cut them back now or divide and replant

Planting in a 30" x 12" square container

Posted: Yesterday at 19:26

Rene, 

Philadelphus not really plants for containers.

I would prefer Camelias, azaleas, dwarf rhododendrons, kalmias, choisya sundance, Phormiums etc

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:25

Dove, I'm so so so sorry you have a bitterly cold wind there.  Dont fret too much.  

Hey! Its been so hot here today.   Such a gorgeous day. No wind at all,,not even a bitterly cold one 

Whilst my niece sunbathed in back garden I weeded and tidied the front. How I hate crocus.......they are the weediest thing in creation!  They only flower for a short while.  They spread like mad.  Today I removed masses of crocus foliage and hope they never return.....of course they will though 

Its good to clear at this time of year.....it clarifies my thinking about the tender stuff to put out very soon now.

Brought my mum here for the day.  Take her back soon to sleep at the hospital until a Proper care package is put in place.  She enjoyed herself....maybe the strawberries and clotted cream helped 

Looks good again tomorrow folks 

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