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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 11:32

KEF, you like to hear of new purchases?  I bought some crispy rolls, newspaper, eggs, luxury cheesecake, and crumpets today.  

Mrs G thanks, spike is fine.  This weather doesn't bother him as long as he gets his exercise.

All this  talk of quality music I'm a big fan of the Ying Tong song.   So melodic and soulful 

Lovely here now 

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 09:06

I have a  pair of secateurs from poundland.  They are in immaculate comdition and in a lovely colour.  Will exchange though for new pair of felcos.  

Did you know?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 09:04

Hiya Mike

Interesting post.  It's good to have some deeper thoughts sometimes here on the forum

Roses are not for me.  If I could grow them WELL then I am sure I would enjoy them with a passion.  However, over the years I have been surprised by people who seemingly are not "gardeners" or have little theoretical knowledge of the subject who simply take cuttings and "stick" them in the ground at almost any time of year with great success. 

Sometimes we over think pruning, propagation,planting techniques, feeding etc. yet plants offen don't want us to mollycoddle them.    We....I guess I for one......strive for the perfect plant but nature isnt like that 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 08:48

Hello forkers

Much quieter today    It looks like a couple of days of normality....except for those dealing with their damage.

 My niece thought it funny to see a Taxus standishii blowing and shaking in the  strong winds at times almost bent horizontally.  It was a weird sight.  Throughout it all miscanthus grasses still stand as if nothing has happened.  They have withstood everything 

Difficult to say what might survive this year isn't it?  Dahlias in the ground?  Will they have rotted this year? It will be an interesting spring. 

Oops! Hailstorm now from nowhere.  It was sunny and quiet .  Was it,something I said ?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:13

Fairy, there are some really clever jokes in your posts these days.  So impressive 

Today has been reasonably good weather wise.  Even spells of sunshine.  Very windy  now.  

 

Fig trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:48

A freshly picked warmed by the sun fig is delicious.  

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:43

Well, sounds like you had a good day fidget.

No, I doubt if there is a good true dark green hellebore.  

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:44

Ooo, missed the Ribes.    Yes, leave that until June.  Well spotted (my deliberate mistake) Hostafan.  Lydiaann would have had no flowers this year.  

Beetroot Problems

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:28

But....Beetroot grown well, quickly without any check produce much tastier crops.  Juicy succulent Beetroot needs a little tlc I think 

Fig trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:25

Hello GWRS

slab restriction ,in as sunny and warm position as possible is basically it.  I would scatter a little organic fertiliser there too.  Dont forget to water well in the summer....although figs can cope in dry weather they do need water to establish themselves. 

Is it Brown Turkey?  

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