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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:54

No your timing was fine Jennifer . They will grow quickly 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:51


yes It did. Now have the n wishes, embers wish and wendys wish.

never known patens here to set seed...I divide them every year or two .  

I guess a garden entirely of salvias would be quite a sight in the summer 


Berries... Will any produce fruit this year if planted now?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:32

Always a good probably principle NOT to pick fruit in first year.  Bigger and better crops in subsequent years but there are always exceptions (in hindsight) 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:25

Posy, absolutely true.  They are all the same.  Wouldn't want any  of them to depend on. 

Again I agree with you that I too enjoy the banter, squirming and deviousness of all politicians hence why Question Time is such a favourite of mine.  

its a silly thing that because we have different views and express them tt suddenly means we are not "friends".  

if I call Cameron a "notty boy" does it REALLY upset anyone here?   ("Notty" does suggest FUN, right? 

It's an odd thing when we are told not to discuss politics or religion here because it causes controversy.  Blimey!  I have lost count of the number of people who have left the forum because of gardening disagreements...the chemical versus the green lobby has been quite an aggressive one here.  

Nothing wrong with controversy on the level experienced here.  



Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:51

Happy birthday to the Queen...90 today 


Cordless mowers

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:23

Yep, all to do with super technology Steve....rear roller.    (For stripes) 

My point about power supply was a different one, viz., I doubt the battery will supply 5 hours.  More like 40 minutes. 

Essentially, my advice about cordless mowers is if you cannot cut regularly and let your grass grow tall forget it.   otherwise they are a delight to use 

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:08

I would not put perennial weeds in the compost heap Bouleversee.  

If you have doubts about the chemicals used in lawn treatment simply don't take the risk.  Simple 

Vine Weevil Grubs

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:03

For future reference, I mix sieved garden soil with mpc and it seems to attract less vine weevils. A gravel mulch in pots helps.  I seem to have less problems with vine weevils now than before.....provado used on susceptible plants has helped too 

No need for a hammer thumb is sufficient. 

Is this a senior moment or am I correct?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:56

Pardon?  What was that?  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:53

Good morning everyone 

cloudy.  No sign of sun and not sure I will see any over the next couple of days   doesn't  feel cold and it is dry.  

Have to help a guy sort out stuff this morning. his mother died recently and he is a little slow.  His family are likely to try to evict him even though the house is in his name so I am prepared to deal with this to make sure he keeps it.  Fun n games no doubt 

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