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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:45

Oops!  Posted twice.  ...I'll get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:44

Well done Bev

Tina..painting sounds good.  Did some myself hour or so ago too.  Bet mine is better than yours..............lol

Thinking about punkdoc's post about volunteering I had chance  to help someone at the foodbank today.  He is an epileptic and lost his confidence.  All he wanted was for someone to LISTEN to him.  People just dont do that anymore do they?   To allow someone to,speak is so empowering for him/her.....well, for all of us really. Punkdoc's  medical  skills would have been ideal today but showing empathy and concern is pretty good "medicine" I think.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:42

Well done Bev

Tina..painting sounds good.  Did some myself hour or so ago too.  Bet mine is better than yours..............lol

Thinking about punkdoc's post about volunteering I had chance  to help someone at the foodbank today.  He is an epileptic and lost his confidence.  All he wanted was for someone to LISTEN to him.  People just dont do that anymore do they?   To allow someone to,speak is so empowering for him/her.....well, for all of us really. Punkedical medical  skills would have been ideal today but showing empathy and concern is pretty good "medicine" I think

Support for Blackcurrant Bushes

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:23

Evening saltski

I support some of my heavily laden blackcurramt stems with bamboo canes.  I do it to expose,the fruit to,the sun and create some space.  Just tie back some of the canes.....get some eye protectors that fit,on the end of bamboo canes too.

No, blackcurrant bushes should not be goblet,shaped....gooseberries, red currants, etc., yes but not blackcurrants.  You want lots of healthy stems coming directly,from the ground and you prune to,achieve this.  After fruiting ask again about pruning them

wilting and dying bedding plants

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:18

Howdy bert

What compost did ??ou use?  Ordinary mpc?  Have you been over zealous with the watering? Over generous with fertiliser?

Just because you put slug pellets down it doesn't mean your plants won't be attacked. If you replant I suggest you inspect your plants with a torch and pick off any slugs n snails you see.  Still use your pellets but, ironically, too many attract the pests.  Just a few pellets is all that is required.

Sometimes mice and other small rodents will sever the stems,of some plants and there are other soil pests but snails are the likely culprits

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:26

How cruel life is....got distracted as I posted and lost my first place.  Congratulations Gilly and I mean that most sincerely!!!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:25

I'm first this evening.  I'm so overwhelmed.  I've won!  This can't be happening.

Er.......what can I say now?.......

Evening everyone.  Hope you all had a good day.  Weather here has been bit sticky, humid, cloudy and misty with just an occasional glimpse of the sun

Will post this before someone else beats me to first,place

Perennial wallflower

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:21

Evening jackie and welcome

Cuttings from the stems.......look for healthy non flowering side shoots about 2 or 3" long and pull them off gently, or cut them but pulling is easy and better.  Put them in a small pot with compost mixed with sand, grit or perlite and place them around the rim of the pot.  Water.  Cover with polythene bag,and put in the shade somewhere.  In a few weeks they will have rooted so pot them up into small....9cm....pots, water and leave them in a warm sheltered part of the garden.  Overwinter in the greenhouse and plant out next spring

Need Advice.

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:12

Welcome molly

I think you have two issues here....one the ants and the other your,blossom tree.  They are not connected, unless your tree is in a pot swarming with those ants??

For your pots I would use an ant spray,that dries on contact and remains effective for several weeks.  Harmless to dogs etc and other wildlife.

Your blossom tree, if it's in the pot full,of ants it could be that the ants are creating air,pockets around the roots when building their nests.  Is your tree in the ground?  

Overgrown choisya

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:07

You can cut choisya as hard as you like but I tend to agree with nut.

If you are going to cut hard back maybe it's a chance to,put something else in there???  No the same plant though

An opportunity to ring the changes?

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