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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:07

Been nice today.  17 degrees I think but felt warmer.  However, raining now

Cut lawns in anticipation of rain.  Planted out agastaches Blue Boa, Sangria, Heatwave and Summer Glow.  Also euphorbia Tasman Tiger behind Heuchera Chocolate Ruffles.  Echinacea Marmalade, a couple of dahlias, salvia Patens, sedum Postie's Pride, Heleniums, and salvia Uliginosa.   Rain should settle them in beautifully.  

Good news re my niece.  Went for interview on Wednesday for junior accountancy  position and today offered the job.  £500 a month increase on her current position and the office overlooks the sea.  Very pleased for her.  

Considering an offer to participate as a volunteer giving debt advice.  Difficult finding time at mo as need to get my sunbathing in too 

Dove, so sorry to hear about your son's car.  Pity the law is so lenient.

Hope everyone has a good weekend 

 

blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:21

..and if they fruit this year it will prob be because they were with different varieties when they flowered last year at the growers!

Always add a different variety to assist fruiting 

blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:32

There will be some descriptions on those plants I think Maybee1

I grow 4 different varieties for pollination, length of fruiting season and variety of taste.

Why not look up the different varieties before you visit the GC and then select them.  

Acid soil is essential, a little shade, moisture and, in my opinion, 3 different varieties for good pollination.  If your soil is not acidic then grow,in ericaceous compost in pots. 

I love blueberries so enjoy yours 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:23

Sunny morning.  Looks good but rain tonight and  strong wimds for weekend.  hmmmm! 

Wamt to pull up the last of the stocks amd wallflowers today.......large individual plants still looking good but their replacements need plantIng. At least the weekend rain will settle them in.

Hope your knee quickly improves Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:53

Planting out some dahlias now...all in 3 or 5 litre pots amd lots of foliage. Looks like those in the ground are ok too but not checked them all. ,as already said, it's the winter wet that gets them and,,boy,,has it been a wet winter   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:43

Show off Punkdoc.  Jealous you can grow meconopsis baileyii......or have they changed the name again? Betonicifolia or similar?  

Been an okay day  today.  Mostly dry and warm.  

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:35

Skimmias at this time of year attract plenty of bees.  From mid summer agastaches ( the humming bird plant)  are great for bees and butterflies.

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:04

The only sure fire way is to sown indoors and plant out when the peas are 3 or 4" high, when the seed has just have disappeared.  

I tried all the recommendations in the past but this works.  

Perrienrals

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:02

Agree about the mpc.  They seem worse every year now.  I have mixed in my own sieved soil with mpc....this was done primarily to deter vine weevil as an experiment.  Think it worked to an extent so john innes is a good addition.

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:56

Nice fried too 

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