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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:39

Hey, I've got talent

The Dreaded Red Spider Mite

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:38

Correct but so many people want to get that fruit ASAP.  A friend of mine.....I put in an orchard of apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc.....drove me up the wall for a year or two.  I kept pruning her trees and she hated it.  Hated me taking off fruits, thinning and pruning for strength, viz., to,provide branches to bear fruit later.  Now she has masses of fruit (last year) and loads of blossom this year now becoming fruit. Now she thanks

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:32

Tina, then do it.  Do it tomorrow.  I'll be asking you and there's a whole bunch of others here will be waiting for your response.

I have a feeling you are good at it.......

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:28

Agreed.  You guys are brilliant.  The only thing I'm creative about is my garden but I would love to be able to draw or paint

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:23 of the blue salvias.  Beautiful blue and white flowers, loves moisture and flowers from late summer onwards to about 6'

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:05

Tina, do you mean some sort of volunteering?  

I got into the Samaritans for selfish reasons I think.  My young sister died of cancer and I felt the need to be there for people who went through the roller coaster ride of dealing with terminal cancer.  But there were occasions when my experience was a help to others in similar circumstances. I've done the rounds now...from CAB to Victim Support and now to the foodbank.  . I'm not a "goody goody" just realise people need a hand up sometimes...we all do

Tina you sound like a caring sort so maybe an hour or so volunteering somewhere might be good for you????

sky high plants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:55

Is there plenty of light.?  Plants will grow taller if they struggle to get to the light.  Are your plants close together?


best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:49

Fidgetbones, far from an expert on coleus.  Always felt they said above..bit fake.  I bought them cos they hit me in the face with their beauty.  One with green, red n yellow and others with red and orange.  The green....a in a terracotta pot and the others planted out.

Matty, ludoviciana is one to beware of.  I bought one last summer knowing it would spread but thinking I could dig it up again at summer's end and just use it as a summer dot plant.  I was shocked at its energy to take over.  Matty best take it out

Heike, love red dragon and it's well behaved with me but I do watch it. Again, it benefits from regular summer pinching and I do not let it flower....this spoils the plant

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:39

Woody ...115 dahlias!  Wow!

Ive got more than last year and I think I'm beginning to get quite fond of them.  Ok, no structure but admit great colours.

Been lovely here today....sunny from first thing and still very warm.  

evening everybody.  

The Dreaded Red Spider Mite

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:35

At last a gardener with patience to train his tree properly and be prepared to wait for the fruit to come once the tree is ready to,provide it.

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