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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 09:11

No rain here.  Very warm and muggy and still.  Hot yesterday and if the sun pops out it will be hot again.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 09:07

Happy birthday Lily    Have a wonderful day   I notice you have lots of cake there........surely too much 

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 09:04

Mark , just read your post...Sorry, I've .been bit  distracted myself lately.  .  I think it's a lovely  thing to put a plaque in your garden for  your  dad.  The garden should include such sentiment and dedication and honour.  hope you and your mother are coping during this very difficult time. 

somebody is eating my geraniums

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 00:37

Usually these caterpillars attack in mid summer.  I spray with an insecticide ....can be organic fatty acids ......or simply cut back,the foliage hard back and clear away debris for a renewed flush of foliage and flower for the rest of the year.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:18

Thanks David.  Yes, it's the damp down here too not the cold.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:16

Morning beaus mum.    I like to get things done and dusted, out of the way   I do have the mentality to want to finish jobs as soon as started.  Not a lot of time these days.   Hope you are well 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:12

Lyn, I identify with your situation.  Trying to get my mum to drink plenty of water etc is not always easy.  There is too an awful lot of guilt associated with looking after elderly parents isn't there?  Don't need further aggro.  Hope you are coping 

My nephew is a paramedic ...he is one of the caring ones and I must say they have mostly been excellent when dealing with my mum.  There will always be the judgemental, callous element in every walk of life.  

Spoke with an elder of my mums church this morning too.....half telling him off and half  encouraging their support for my mum.  Difficult for me to be tactful but I managed it 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:57

Same situation here at the other end of the country fairy........no rain and even when suggested it remains dry. However I'm happy with that. Painted a wall ( last evening)  and fence (this morn)  knowing it will stay dry    The garden, apart from containers, is coping well without rain. So rain, rain stay away for me 

Hope those poorly will improve ASAP and those with issues can cope with them. 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:24

Which gaillardia is that David?   Perennial?  I have just the one variety....first year for me......and I plan to lift and divide soon and keep dry under cover 

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:20

I think the advice is fairly similar but common sense too.  Birds will soon get the over ripe fruit so picking for me takes place over a 2 to 3 week period.  So satisfying though to remove a branch covered in fruit 

Discussions started by Verdun

For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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Black Friday bargains

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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