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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:15

Well said dove....perfect advice

Sorry jontydoggle.....that's why I said "guy" cos I wasn't sure.  Can I suggest covering with fleece after you've resown. It keeps pests away, creates a "softer" climate for germination and  gives you  best chance of success.  Good luck

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:10

Heucheras are easy to split and grow fast when replanted.  One tip.....plant deeply.  Heucheras have a habit of "rising" out of the ground so deep planting makes better plant.  

Corny maybe but I have Heuchera raspberry jam with a dwarf ...white/pink.....Japanese willow and blue salvia patens in my "private" garden.

Plants are constantly so tempting aren't they?  I have so many large cannas, salvias, echinaceas, grasses, etc etc in pots.  I always find a place for them but they have to be in the perfect one.  Shall have to make yet another bed.

I used to sell plants ....sold everything I grew.....and knew that arrangement with other plants made them irresistible to buyers!


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:58

Morning everyone.  Grey, wet , overcast here.  Actually don't mind it will freshen everything up. It's still very warm though

Hot from Thursday .........

Hope you're feeling better Tina....a product called Anthisan is effective

Hope you get shovelling done without too much hassle KEF




Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:46

But, behind every great female gardener there'sma good man...........oops!

Gooseberry help!

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 00:25's gooseberry sawfly.  Caterpillars that decimate gooseberry bushes almost overnight.  There's another thread about gooseberries and advice on that but I would prune bushes now and feed to help bushes rejuvenate over the summer.  A winter spray will help eradicate overwintering larvae to enable a crop next year

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 00:19

Fairygirl, called Verdun now?

As and when with the soap sprays Ging.  You can jet them off just with water but not advisable when  It's delicate seedlings!  Fine with more robust shrubs and perennials erc.  Apparently it makes the little b********s explode......'o')


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 00:11

Fairygirl......I know.......giggle, giggle


Prickly visiters.

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 00:09

Old softie eddie

I once stopped a load of traffic when a hedgehog was in the middle,of the road.  I took him to one side and safely into the hedge.  Later I thought maybe he was going the other way.  

Lovely wonderful creatures

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 00:05


Busy guy.  I thought about a run this morning....tiring isnt it?  (actually used to love early morning run over the Towans and down to the beach and dive into the sea)

Any ideas why only a few carrots germinated?  Slugs n snails amongst those weeds?

Punkdoc, did you,mention cakes?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 23:58

Fidgetbones, you need to report the intimidation to the police. Please do it.  You are likely to get more hassle if you dont.  

I spent 18 months fighting for my niece when an idiot boy racer hit her ...her brand new car was written off.  She had immediate ambulance service, hospital x rays and physiotherapy....and compensation.  His insurance co was slow to do anything and even tried to proclaim his innocence after he concocted a false alibi.  Fun n games but  we did bit detective work and won in the end.

You were injured, shaken and disrupted through no fault of your own and do not need further harassment.  The police will want to know and it will help your case for compensation.  Good luck fidgetbones

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