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Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:15

Morning forkers

Bright and sunny here.  Butterflies and bees, birds singing and angels playing carried away there but nice morning

Going to swap some plants around again.......

.since my Wild Swans are looking so very, very good I will sit and look at them for a while. Think I will caress those pure white flowers and then admire their beautiful blue backs. (giggle giggle). 

Got to saw the trunk  of the conifer I dug up last week.  It's too heavy to take to dump and too long.  Prob cut into 3 pieces.  

Enjoy your day everyone


Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:22

Damn......should have said rose (wine)

Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:21

...of whisky

next years carrot

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:35

Stall sounds good red dahlia

Depends on what you,mean by"perennials"........there are evergreens and there are herbaceous perennials. Herbaceous perennials die down soon....many have already started to do that......and you leave them to do that. They are usually,tough and hardy too.   However, some wimter protection is advisable unless in biggish pots.  Greenhouse, cloches, polythene suspended over them, fleece,,etc.  it's all a learning process. Oh, although things like,dahlias are "herbaceous" these are also "tender" so keeping frost away is essential.  You need to know which plants are truly hardy and which are not

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:24

I,hope are a laydee

Lawn turf or beds

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:22

Turf not seed?  Preparation is the same.  Seed sown lawn will look just as good in 6 months as your turf at a fraction of the price.....?

You can then lay out your lawn and borders.....when nice and level draw out with a cane where you think your lawn should be and where your borders should be.  Draw, erase, re draw, erase, etc., and look at it from all angles and practicability.  You can then separate the two soils by raking back on to your borders leaving 4 to 6" "ditch". This way you can plant some of your borders and sow grass seed.  When lawn is growing well you can still make alterations to lawn edges and design.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:13

Then the hellebores of spring, then another blistering summer then my boat,coming in.........

Best value cloches

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:07

Bigolob, I do exactly the same except I made metal loops with horizontal wire bases.  The corrugated sheets then push through.  Great minds I think!

Outdoor girl

Yes, I use blue alkathene piping cutting to 8' long.  I push 30 cm or so canes into each end to push Imto the soil.  Over winter I find this a useful additional protection for my plants.  


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:04

I will......Ahhhhhhh

next years carrot

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:58

Hiya red dahlia

Just a passionate plantsman.  Like to grow,things as well as possible.  Used to propagate and sell plants as a hobby though.

So, you're in competition with your mum.,!!

Italophile is the tomato guru here.  To assist ripening I do remove leaves,progressively  throughout the summer until almost every leaf had gone two weeks ago. ,just tomatoes ripening very fast on bare stems now.  Any yellowing leaves should be removed...they no longer perform,any function. Thereafter I remove leaves covering any trusses and then any,leaves below trusses.  I keep foliage absolutely dry ...except for the occasional feed or tonic spray.  and I try not to overwater too

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