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Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:59

Fairygirl.....hee hee hee, snigger, snigger.  

Seriously the forum is only about solving problems and not about who may or may not be right.  ( truth be told I've learned an awful lot about tomatoes this year from the forum and picked up some other ideas too....always learning.  I try to read everybody's post with this in mind)


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:52

Daisy, is your allotment on acid soil?  Buddleias shouldn't really need feeding. They are best left without too much care.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:49

I'm going to buy a plant as a present for the best joke here.  As I won I'm getting myself some more astrantias and heleniums.   (it was a fair decision....nobody opposed me)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:45

Just read this....thoughts are with ??ou pentillie


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:31

Chamomile?  If ts not walked on excessively

There are alternatives for everything and sometimes just for the sake of it.  If you want to enjoy sitting on it, walking on it, playing on it and admiring it as a back cloth to your garden there really is no alternative to conventional grass.  I would never get rid of my lawn....that rich green, soft and highly fragrant (when just mown) carpet is unequalled by anything else.  And the myth about being high maintenance is also over-hyped..


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 19:57

Good luck blackest.  Let us know how things go.  I often use Epsom salts to correct nutritient deficiency and as a general tonic.  Maybe later next spring when, hopefully, your plant is already improving

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:03

Hey, third today. Nice picture 4th panda.  Wondered what you looked like...ha ha

Been glorious here  today and so hot.  

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:01

Why try rooting In water Jer01?  They root easily in mpc with added grit perlite.

Lucischaves, you do t want those flowers....carefully snip them off.  You dont want flowering shoots for cuttings.  

In my experience the sooner pelargonium cuttings are taken the better the plant will be to overwinter.  I've taken my cuttimgs....2 weeks ago.  


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 17:25

Yep....well  I DO remember black n white minstrel show......and the song I sang with purple black face and hands was "mammy"

Since you are all 27 you will have no idea.  


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 08:37

Hiya gilly

Yes, two things.....stones or manure.  Carrots need nice deep light stone free soil.  I have grown all the hybrid new varieties of carrots but I now think the taste has more to do with how they are grown.  It's worth cultivating the soil well  (I use no dig system) and I do this with a three pronged cultivator scratching deeply into top 4 or 5".  I add my own 2 year old compost in autumn and it's this that's scratched in.  I add fish blood n bone in early spring.  Immediately after sowing I cover with fleece.  I now use Amsterdam forcing, early Nantes, and Mokum

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