Verdun


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Hello fellow gardeners :)

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:35

Hellooooooooooo

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:33

Hazel, we all know it IS your garden really 

the other day I washed the dirtiest car.  What a tip. needed vacuuming too .  Not my car of course 

Reviving a failed compost heap

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:30

Hiya Pead

You want a good mixture of green and brown of dry and moist materials and to turn regularly.  Also a mini blanket on top of the heap to help retain heat.

having said that I do not turn as often as I should or make consistently great compost.  

in autumn, ready or not....it's almost there.....I fill runner bean tremch.,,mulch rhubarb and veg patch.  At this time of year that compost looks ready to scratch into veg soil to create an ideal tilth.  

SPRING IS HERE "officially" IN CORNWALL

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:19

No wonder you are the happy grower 

popped into Burncoose nurseries today as I passed by.   An avenue of huge camellias and magnolias everywhere in full glorious colour.  

Time for a new garden design?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:17

Leadfarmer....yes keep the lawn.  What else provides such a lovely green foreground, carpet and place to sit, walk etc.?  'It is fashionable to do away with lawns but would never replace mine.  The wonderful smell of cut grass too........

I like what you have done there.  Excellent   (2 smilies cos I am doubly impressed).  man after my own heart with such precision and care.   

Again, a veg patch is something I could not do without.  it adds so much to my enjoyment of the garden....go for it.  

SPRING IS HERE "officially" IN CORNWALL

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 14:42

I know Mel....I'm bit further west.  

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 14:40

I do....I think 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 13:11

Not always possible but my Pennisetum  rubrum eaton canyon is surviving the winter so far.  A difficult grass to overwinter....tender needing a minimum  of 5 but also kept dryish but not too dry.  Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose them.  Think I will win this year 

A wonderful warm season grass.....foxy red foliage and foxy beige typical pennisetum flowers.  

pancake day

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 13:01

Pruning problems young espaliered apples

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 09:56

Delia, you could have pruned again...in hindsight....in late September because they would still have formed fruiting wood. cut now and they will just grow again without fruit buds.  If mine I would cut those whips....unlikely to fruit anyway. Come August prune as usual but watch out for further growth to trim back in September.   A long late summer is the reason of course as growth normally slows right down in late August 

 

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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
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Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
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Odd

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How ruthless???

 
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£3 99 or 39p?

 
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