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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:53

No blight for me. .........oh, I don't grow spuds 

Persicarias?  Bit invasive ? Grow red dragon though.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:49

Blueberries are a fantastic fruit to grow.  Think Scotland would be ideal.  

Definitely less annuals...don't grow many anyway....except in a few containers.  And discard some old astilbes and replace with divisions of newer and better ones I now grow.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:41

6 frikartii monch on the train?  That aster cost you small fortune in fares Chicky  

Wot miserable day...rain all morn.  nice pm but wet again now  (do love these smilies )

Sorry still poorly Dove.  The thread about pigeon and dove poo had my imagination revving but theN realised you were talking about birds.

Early start Tom so just taken my dog in the dark on the Towans. Bit wet but so warm.  

Zinc planter

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 13:06

Stephanie, if the site says "....age outdoors over time...." then clearly they are for outdoor use.

Is there a phone number?  Why not name and shame on this site?  Or at least it wIll alert anyone else to possible issues with this company.

Send another email, say you are on this forum and that this issue is now being discussed.  Ask for the matter to be handled af a senior level.Monterey 18 months you may not get money back but still ask for this.  You should receive a replacement or choose something else instead.

Over wintering HELP

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:50

Hiya MrsGarden.   Of course, down here so much is safe from the winter's worst  But alstromerias ...in my experience.....suffer most in early spring when new shoots can be hit by frosts.  So I would not cover yet but have your bell cloche handy for that time.  Under the ground those fragile roots are fairly well protected so just be aware when growth re starts in spring

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:39

Morning FORKERS.

Relax and get better soon Dove.  But look,  I'm ok     You have extra time to prepare superb planting choices for next year.  Actually, a few bugs and sneezes down here too so I will be wearing a polythene bag with holes over my head 

Dry right now but supposedly heavy rain mid morning clearing to sunny dry tomorrow and weekend.  

Oh dear!  Rain now 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 00:01

Hey lily   I'm fast asleep 

Dangers in your compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 00:00

.........and bags of perlite too are of concern.  Be careful when handling it  because of the fine dust that exists as part of it.  It gets into your lungs and could be an issue.  I keep perlite outside now where the moisture in the air reduces this  dust.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangers in your compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:54

I remember reading something similar last year.  Worrying  

Slightly different but I had  to take my old mum to docs today.  On a previnous visit I noticed a lack of antibacterial,hand wash available there so I asked why.  The receptionist proudly replied she has some behind the counter for herself,and her colleagues.  I said, ok,,but what about us?  Today the situation remains the same except for a mass of leaflets warning us about noro virus, etc and the need to wash our hands.  I told the doc there should be a hand wash in the waiting area and he promised it would be done.  Docs' surgeries are perfect breeding places for bugs so why the apathy? 

Infection is everywhere......if we have an,open wound when handling composts, etc we need to be aware.  I am aware of the need to be protected as much as possible by regular washing of hands but, surprisingly, most people are not.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:37

The reason for digging up seedlings is to put them exactly where you want them. I associate them with grasses, to reflect in front of yellow conifers, to add height precisely where I want to.  I even had one close to a yellow dahlia and elsewhere behind dahlia bishop of llandaff and both associations look good amd for a very lomg time. In addition the foliage is not really attractive and is very coarse...??ou wouldn't want them growing near a path, for example.  Again,,the positioning of bonariensis is important ....to minimise the appearance of the foliage yet still have those lovely airy flowers making their show.  Yes, pot up and place them, in my opinion.

In cold areas seedlings  may not survive.  That's why I say,,look for them now.  Pot them up and ??ou have made sure of your stock for next year

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