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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:20

Evening folks

The rain is causing more problems down here.......road closed for subsidence (mine shaft), a house partly fallen into another shaft, hole suddenly appeared on Towans, and subsidence problems in another village.  Sheer volume of water and saturated ground 

Friday is forecast to be very wet and stormy.  Must be a nightmare for those living in flood prone areas.  

Witch Hazel

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:45

It's just better in ericaceous.  Not too alkaline, that's for sure 

Asters

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:42

Peanuts.....funny that I was just talking about your cousin peanut butter 

All asters will look like that at this time of year.  Quite normal

Do you have the name card ?

flowers

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:33

tracey, empty a perennial from its pot and take a look at its root structure.  then look up info on it..maybe online or here....and go for it.  so many plants benefit by division esp right now.  its not difficult and you get to know so much about the plants' behaviour

(isnt it funny?  if only people could be so easily divided.  I could sleep, work, sunbathe, eat, drink, drive, be at home...all at the same time.  I could talk to myself and.......er! Oh!  I do that already )

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:28

KEF, those watering cans have started growing already

Lyn and KEF tidy greenhouses and better looking than mine.  My own gh is a small heaxagonal one and its crammed.  may look into getting another

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:23

hic!  burp! 

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 09:15

Yes, but get some foliage comtrast in there too.  The odd evergreen even if small.  The odd evergreen grass.  And something for the winter.  

Feeding a new border before planting

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 09:11

Tracey, 

There will be many saying any fertiliser will do, that they are all the same chemically.  Organic fertilisers are slightly more costly but they contribute to the soil, are more gentle and produce sturdier plants.  Artificial usually produce lanky quick growth with little resistance to disease, pest etc.    Organic every time 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 09:05

Yep folks.  These pics are great.  Gonna post something soon when I remember to 

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 09:04

Morning Ruby

I wouldn't dig up from your lawn.  I would use lawn weedkiller.  Bit too early right now but in early spring

(I recall seeing a couple of old timers on their hands and knees with buckets of such weeds.  They look plum tuckered!    I applied lawn weedkiller for them and they were astonished and delighted to realise there was a better easier way)

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