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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:42

I have got the helenium bug.....it's ok its dangerous only to your bank balance.  It's not my only plant obsession but I grew heleniums for the first time last year....put off by their not too attractive foliage before......and they were fantastic.  I'm growing more next year.  Got maybe 6 varieties but will add another 6 I guess, or 7 or 8!  

Hooked on agastaches too....have at least dozen varieties of those......amd hellebores, maybe 35 varieties of those and then there are the salvias and the.........

but I feel the urge to be botanically obsessed about something else.   Must be the cold dark melancholy of these winter days but spring beckons. 

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:28

Hello newboy

Carrots will not like freshly manured soil....they "fork" meaning they form fingers trying to divert away from the manure.  Stones in the soil too make carrots "fork"

For those carrots I would dig in your manure....now that it's already in the ground......and try to break up every lump.  Try to get at least 9" or so of the top soil as fine as possible.  Even on my sandy loam I cultivate further to get well crumbly soil.  I would do this 3 or 4 times before you sow carrots.  Also apply fish blood and bone prior to sowing and rake this in well too.

 

Ideally, carrots are sown on ground manured the previous year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 09:00

Hello FORKERS.   

Hope you get good news today Dove.

Corny I know but taking every day as it comes seems the way to be.  

Looking lovely this morning ....so far.  

Ate too much yesterday so only got room for brekkie, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, snacks and supper today.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 08:49

Not looking too bad this morning.  Yesterday was okish too.  Sunny, calm and dry today until tonight.  12 or 13 so mild.  

But lots of flooding in some parts and a "second storm coming" tonight.  It must be a nightmare for those vulnerable to flooding.  

Be careful cos there are some idiots driving out there .....nothing will stop them driving at speed...??

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 08:44

Not looking too bad this morning.  Yesterday was okish too.  

But lots of flooding in some parts and a "second storm coming" tonight.  It must be a nightmare for those vulnerable to flooding.  

Be careful cos there are some idiots driving out there .....nothing will stop them driving at speed...??

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 00:02

Well said fidget .....I forkot to say that.......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 00:00

Thoughts with you dove. Stressful day for you and yours.  Not exactly the day ??ou planned but you've done well.    Hope tomorrow will,be whole lot better.  I'm sure it will be 

Nice sentiments Woody.  (  My nephew is recently qualified paramedic on duty today )

 

Path idea, my pathway for a great garden design

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 19:29

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Xmas jokes

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 18:10

Fairygirl......seriously, it was shut down because he was caught smoking pot last night and arrested.   It's ok he  must have had a release claus cos he came here later. 

tree stumps

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 17:58

Can you dig out the main tree stump philippa?

A recent thread about sumach may help you 

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