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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 23:57

Hiya fairygirl

Yes I am doing my volunteering remembered.   Aaah    Am expecting it to be hectic again.  Some people have very little ..

Ecky thump!  Nearly 12.  Fairygirl will turn me into a frog if I don't turn in......hey!  Rivet, rivet, rivet 


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 23:47

Yep, only £500  a night....brekkie extra, of course

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:45

Growi g sweet peas and beans together is fIne

However. I would put one sweet Pea per cane. They will swamp your beans otherwise

How about 2 wigwams though?  One for beans and one for sweet Peas?  Spacing about 6" for both beans and sweet Peas

A mulch for walking on is good idea.  I prefer my sweet Peas to be all same colour too.  White aNd scented

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:37

Hope you weren't sitting on me woody!  

Its good to see where everyone is

Hardy annuals

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:34

Hiya holly hock

They should be fine planted out now.  Actually will be better off in the ground now anyway since they have been outside in pots.  It's getting cooler so they will be warmer in the ground and "happier".  If you can do it before the rains come

Love cornflowers....meant to grow some but forgot..!!!

need advice

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:29


Best really to.let nature do its work...seedlings will appear around the plant.

But the seed pod needs to be crispy dry a d turning brown before it will jettison its seeds.  I've only ever done this once before but the seed pod will start,to crack.  You have to check every day.  When you see this cut off the flower and shake onto saucer or leave it upside down.  Just sow the seeds ....I used John innes number 1...and place in shade somewhere.  If memory serves right seedlings afairly during the late summer.

Your seedlings will prob be similar to parent but I did get a nice bi colour one

Good luck Chica

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:10

Evening fFORKERS

Been lovely here today....well, dry and warm and a little sun.

Tomatoes planted in greenhouse and few more tender perennials planted out.....gradually lessening the number of plants to go out...and I'm on the MAP.

And just cut my 2 lawns....sounds grand but neither is too rain is a'coming.  Lots apparently and cooler.

Put in Gweek variegated osteospermum....lovely white flowered variegated plant...more linum perenne, osteospermum voltage yellow, agastache black adder, elymus magellanicus, and echinacea hot Papya as well as couple of hostas.  

No gardenIng tomorrow.  Be good folks

The jungle in my garden needs to go.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:59

I think bob is right....weedkill everything.

I would then dig it over....I know it's hard work but its thorough....and remove roots and debris.  Then level.  After that you could sow grass seed to cover the whole area and just keep it mown until ??ou decide what you want to do with it.

Options then include making flower/shrub beds by cutting Imto the lawn, creating a veg patch, fruit bushes, anything ??ou like.  From a level grassed area you can plan something.  

So, grass for summer and plans for the autumn

That new roundup gel

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:30

Sorry fFairygirl

Wont do it again.....promise. (ha ha)


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:27

Just wanted to say what  a nice bunch of people on this forum. 

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