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Posted: 11/08/2013 at 08:58

"smokin" today smokin.  Nice post


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 08:56

Morning folks.....hi DavidK.

Beautiful weather this morning. Won't be any gardening today but still planning  new borders

Must have been a bit damp last night.....mist perhaps...but sun is making everything glisten.....rudbekia Goldsturn is glowing

Enjoy your day everybody


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:02

Again, Berghill I totally agree.  A real good soaking. Then another. Create a reservoir ....mound soil around the root area to hold plenty of water.....and soak it.  If you can, say in a week, after a few soakings, mulch with some dried manure or compost.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:56

Did you let it dry out earlier?  Agree with Waterbutts that it might be rootbound.  Can you ....with help....take it out of its pot to look at the roots?  Carefully so as not to disturb the rootball.  If it is congested can ??ou plant it in the garden?  Which variety do you have?  I grow ham Mollis pallida in my garden and my soil is neutral so acid compost is not essential.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:49

How did you do Archie?

Nice happy picture.  Isnt life great at that age?


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:46

Great minds berghill....!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:44

Hiya lunar jim

It sounds like your soil is dry there.  Honeysuckles need some moisture.  The mildew is prob the result of being too dry.  Feeding wouldnt help either.  Planting sunflowers nearby would not have caused this but I bet your sunflowers are happy in that dry spot...?  If this was early in the season I would have said cut it back and water well but   I think just plenty of water is best course of action so late in the season


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:36

Hiya. Michael.   Picture didn't load for me.

However, I share your enthusiasm and satisfaction in clearing your garden. Something most of us have had to do too.

I get the impression you have a good idea of what to do.......?   Getting plenty of compost, manure, mushroom compost etc into your veg plot is the most important thing now.  Digging quite deeply and trenching in all this goodness.  I'm a devotee of no-digging......apart from a runner bean trench all my compost is spread over the soil.....but you need to dig it initially.  A PH test is very important.   Veg generally need neutral to alkaline soil.  If you have acid soil mushroom compost will be useful to correct this.  

Thought of fruit?  Gooseberries, blackcurrants, rhubarb etc. would fit in well in veg patch...? Wish you well.  Nothing like eating your own fresh carrots, peas, beans, lettuce, onions, Beetroot etc.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:25

There's no need of a FAQ section is there?  The questions come in or the comments do as and when they occur.  Also a "newby" has a personal answer to his or her question and we get to know that person that way. It doesn't really matter if a question is repeated.  They're not being asked for the sake of it.  Besides, someone different may answer with a slightly different perspective. I dont mind of a question is duplicated.  The answers come in the form of conversation.  this is an informal spontaneous forum.....don't like the idea of a reference section. Sorry Waterbutts.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:55

Hiya patsy...can't have you in "moderation"

Welcome to the forum.  Some funny people on this forum but I'm ok.............oops!

No, it's a great bunch here.......some very knowledgeable people that can sort most issues I think

Robinia Frisia?   You can cut this hard back.....late winter or early spring is best...and it will produce nice fresh foliage again.  


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