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Polluted ground

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:25

Two things.   Council must be informed.....again and again. ,it is a health hazard and must be sorted 

Secondly, when growing up the Sunday morning chore was "pumping".   My dad had a septic tank that regularly blocked so he installed a pump and my brothers and I had to pump septic tank contents around the garden.  Quite a smell but womderful gooseberries, blackcurrants etc.  No idea if it was potentially risky but I enjoyed the physicality of it.......helped with my boxing training.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:29

Once you have Bowles Mauve you can have it forever, of course. Cuttings taken every year ensure lomg flowering healthy plants.....bowles mauve suffers after 2 or 3 years.

No foodbank today. Other pressing business today instead.

Sun now out and bright 

Chalk loving perennials

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:25

Lavendars too.   

Variegated Pieris.

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:21

Jack, leave it awhile.  See if new shoots appear soon.

But,  Is the soil acid?  Have you recently planted it?  Pieris need acid soil.  If your soil is alkaline it's best to grow these plants in a pot of ericaceous soil.

What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:19

Anything really that is not planted too close to,the clematis......I.e. 40 cm away.  I have a euonymous microphylla in front of one, a buddleia, a choisya.  If space is limited a slate, tile etc over the soil but not touching.  Such a stone though could create water running away from the clematis so I prefer a good mulch. Water really well in spring, apply a good organic fertiliser and mulch with dried manure or compost 

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:11

Not just a great white shark coming but an adders seen last week on local Godrevy beach AND an anticipated invasion of emetts......from north of the Tamar .......this summer 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:06

Morning everyone.

Warm, quiet but cloudy here.

Butter good for you KEF?  Always thought butter is better than marg.  I drink loads of milk...gold top....butter and cheese.  Last time I had a cholesterol test is was 3.1.  That was prob 10 years ago ....maybe it's higher now?  

Plants expected last week due this week, tomorrow I think.  And an order to Allwoods but communication with this firm is not easy (not sure if T & M have bought them out.  If so I won't buy from them again)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:51

Allium

Cover for peach leaf curl.....rain drops allow spores of the fungus to develop amd cause those debilitating red blisters on the leaves.  It's the new young and emerging leaves that are most vulnerable.  I have 2 young trees in pots and I imtemd to cover with a parasol at this time.

If fan trained on a wall.....this is best.....you can drape a polythene sheet fastened to the wall over the tree 

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:23

Scrape soil back and push surface roots down and pin down.  Water in.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:48

What a coincidence Panda.......I wish I had won the lottery too.  And I didnt buy one either!  

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