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Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:50

Hey......dont go yet.......where's the cake?

Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:49

Yes, you may be right potty.  It's become a habit for me now.  Enjoy it a lot and it's so relaxing to discuss gardening....and other matters....with such nice people.  I don't spend too long though but it is second nature to "eavesdrop" on a regular basis.  

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:43

Hello luckyVal.....very warm welcome to the forum.

Lupins seem to be attacked badly after flowering.....usually tiny snails. They do look unsightly then ( that's why I dig them up, split them and pot up.  I use the space for summer flowerer)

They should flower for a few weeks with lots of smaller flowers to come after the main spikes have gone over.  For me, as soon as the main flower spike starts to go over, I remove it, ASAP.  You will get a much longer,flowering period if you don't delay.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:33

Matty, Honka is one of the slightly later flowerers I think.ive had dahlias in flower for few weeks now but Honka is only now presenting buds.  You won't beat me up if,it doesn't flower will you Matty?

Flying Flowers.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:30

Not too,hot on my butterflies but agree there are lots of them about.  I noticed earlier as I sat outside with a giant cuppa, large numbers of bees jostling for positions around agastache black adder. A "foreign" plant the bees seem to prefer.  maybe the hot summer but they are about

Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 15:38

Just poked my head in on the forum....busy thinking of lots to welcome to heather and margaret.  

I think it is a friendly forum here, quite relaxed, jokey at times, some of them talk about cake...just to wind me up...but, although I'm pretty "seasoned" as a gardener I've learnt a lot too from the guys/gals here.

Onion update

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 14:27

Well I guess the answer's no then!

Blackcurrant Harvest

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 14:24

Great stuff saltski....blackcurrant tart and cream too

Just finished picking mine too.....and mid way through my blueberries.   Ain't life grand?   And it's all healthy stuff chemicals to preserve them

How to revive an appalling lawn

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 14:19

Hiya mr dean

Is lawn fairly level?  I would simply mow and feed ....feed and weed if full of weeds.  Then mow once a week until early September.  Then have a look at it.  Then I would rake it vigorously removing dead grass and  need to spike yet....and reseed bare patches.  If the lawn is beyond re seeding bare patches then dig it over and sow new lawn.  It is surprising though how an old tired lawn can ne rejuvenated with regular mowing, feeding and repair.

New name wanted

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:10

Think I'll change my name.  I feel so inferior to all these clever handles.  Want something amusing, agitating and "clever".........

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