Verdun


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Apricot bush - when and where to plant

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:27

Only a couple of things to add

Apricots still suffer from,peach leaf curl so it would be wise to consider a form of cover against the rain in early season.  If against a wall a polythene sheet is effective 

Secondly.......if you have an allotment this prob won't be an issue....but a certain amount of lime is also required for apricots.

I would also consider growing it as a fan on the wall.  

Apricot bush - when and where to plant

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:25

Only a couple of things to add

Apricots still suffer from,peach leaf curl so it would be wise to consider a form of cover against the rain in early season.  If against a wall a polythene sheet is effective 

Secondly.......if you have an allotment this prob won't be an issue....but a certain amount of lime is also required for apricots.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:17

In our individual way...even privately by pm on the forum......we maybe able to provide plant material to,help re stock effected people's gardens.  Of course there are more serious issues in the world buf this is an area where we can help mitigate losses.  

In a few weeks people will know what losses they have and they will tell the forum.  It's our unique way of providing support.  

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:12

The sheer pleasure of seeing plants in the garden, of eating home grown veg and fruit, of enjoying our own personal space, of taking delivery of ordered plants, and even sharing all of,this  on the forum .......money well spent I think 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:07

Morning folks

Welll.....it's pretty good here at the moment.  Calm and even some sun. 

What a night though.......terrible winds.  Didn't help that I also had to try amd sort out differences between my niece and her partner.  Ah well!    Things will no doubt sort  themselves

Sorry Nut about the car port.  Fingers crossed that's all the damage you have 

Keep safe FORKERS 

rotting daff bulbs

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:43

Lorr,

Tip them out and see if any bulbs are ok.  Those with rot should be ditched but any...and there may be some.....that look ok I would pot up again or plant out.  Just check them first 

2014

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:37

Well Marion you are the main girl here   Methinks 

Lemon Verbena

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:35

Hiya dee wizz

I would try a few in mid spring using perlite and mpc.....3 to 1......and inside a polythene bag.  Also in September with heel cuttings.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:31

Not long in but it's still very very windy and wet.  Roll on spring. 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 00:29

Mike, sedges are not grasses, you are correct.  However, in this context....and in a general discussion of grasses.....sedges are offen included in the mix.  We were  simply trying to establish which carex .....as Dove had already mentioned....was the likely variety.  

Many of us here...prob most of us....do know our grasses from our sedges 

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