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Posted: 14/07/2013 at 13:03

Cooling indoors for a mo.  on local radio they were talking about the max heat today.  It was 38.  

I was thinking of,starting a thread ...Based on how plants are faring so far, whether new ones or old ones.  Maybe start it in July. ,then again in August.  We can compare the length of flowering, the quality, if we are pleased or disappointed, etc etc.  What do folks think?

England still,not,beaten those aussies yet in the cricket

Runner Beans

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:56

Never feed runner beans.  Domt need it if soil has plenty compost in it.  Watering is important ESP now with this heat

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 08:16

Quercus ruber

Ive just posted with similar sentiments.  I love this weather too as do most of the plants.   Ok, bit hot for some but do we really prefer the weather we had earlier in the year?

Nice timing  Local forecast just said this weather will stay until the "end of the month"......


Posted: 14/07/2013 at 08:05

Magical morning.  Took my dog to beach this morning.....warm, mist, everything quiet and gentle.  Absolutely wonderful. 82 degrees again today.

So, morning folks......going to be a scorcher today, tomorrow, day after, day after, etc

Another (late) delphinium out in full now....white.  Quite a few are re- flowering (already).  Foxglove illumination pink still in flower with more spikes coming.  Like this plant a lot and hope it will turn out to be a reliable perennial. Pennisetum villosum, normally not flowering until next month, is already sending up some flowers.  I think our plants have been "confused" by our weather.



Whats this bush ?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 07:55


Can you post a picture?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:36

Tina. Yes we see so many visitors down here like lobsters.  They come down to the beaches, very white and just burn.  Today, as ??ou said, there will be a lot of people in pain.  And tomorrow is going to be as hot.  

Tina, can you  explain to fairygirl that when you say "lilies" you actually mean "cannas".........oops!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:23

Sounds brilliant pentillie.  You dont  say if it was from your own allotment that you picked all that stuff?  Lol

Soaker hoses

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:21

Dove.  Yes I think it would be just  fine.  However, try it at top for few hours and see if it soaks to the lower level.  If not I would use it at top,  middle and bottom.  It seems to soak an area about 40 to 50 cm wide.   You dont need to permanently leave it in one place.  My soil is sandy loam too incidentally

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:29

Of course.....we owe it all to you Dove.  Appreciate your kindness.  Lol

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:25

Ha ha ha ha.....only joking.   OF COURSE.  I did get bIt  of a spray but enjoyed it.  Always have a bit of banter with them down GC

better post this quickly before you all attack me............

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