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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:52

Woody can I just say,thanks for your saying thanks to us for saying  Ok ending now!

Good evening FORKERS ....sorry to all those who are not too good, fed up or have problems.. Tomorrow is another day and it will be good then.

Someone gave me a pack of mini doughnuts today....18 in all.  Had one before I got to my car, another as I settled into it,and another,as I drove off.  Before you could say "greedy pig" I had eaten the lot.  That's the kinda guy I am.....alas!

Tried to get a plant from my local GC via their "click and collect" service but it couldnt provide.  This is the third time without success so I bought online again.  I complained and the manager said they would improve the service.  Frustrating.  Good to have a grumble eh?

Busy day but no gardening.  Cloudy, warm, humid but very little sun.  Ah well!

Have nice evening folks

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:53

Nice stuff woody......I think we are all feeling chuffed for you


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:51

Morning everyone.  Late today.

Wishing all good day today.....cloudy, dampman's no sunshine to send anyone


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:58

Oops, forgot the raspberries.....however, agree with the dove

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:07

Mine are in full flower looking fabulous.  If they prove not to be perennial I will complain.  Bought mine from QVC in September and were quite a bargain compared to other prices I saw at the time ...and now.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:03

Sounds fantastic woody.

Evening everyone

All this talk of food....and cake.....what can I say?

Well. It IS sunny here but only been like that for few hours.  Forecast is very good so yes I will send the sunshine to you all

Talking of Monty Python....used to love it.   It was the great talking point when I was at college.  Just so silly, wasn't it?  But that's what made it so great.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:57

Robbie, blueberries MUST have an axis soil, an ericaceous compost.  I think I would keep it in the pot if it's reasonably big.  If in doubt, pot it up.  Bobs advice is spot on.  It was the compost that wot did it!!  

Mine grow in pots of ericaceous soil plunged in the garden....stops it drying out and keeps it stable.  


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:46

Well done Woody.  It sounds like a garden I would like to have seen and chatted with you about.  Chicky mentioned astrantias...They are favourites of mine too, got quite a few now

Tina, I don't know really what's chewing your viburnum.  I stopped growing them while back.  If mine I would spray with Provado ultimate bug spray if you think beetles are causing the damage.  It's not an outbreak of snails is,it?  You,would see signs if so. Dont worry too much about stuff...Its the worry and stress that causes most,problems.

I was pleased today...bought a pair of trousers.   Good and bad.  Good cos the waist size fitted me and I didn't have to go up a size.  Bad cos my young niece made me spend money.....I wanted a "cheapo"

Talkback: How to maintain your lawn

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 12:06

I think you are right welshgman

My lawn feed is from lidls....£3 99 for 100 sq metres ...and I too top dress with cheap compost.  I feed twice in the summer but mow twice a week.  Nice n rich green, soft and good to look at and sit dog loves it


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 12:00

Yep....more haste than speed.

Tina you fast for spiritual or personal reasons ?  Don't think I could fast now although I have my moments about abstaining from meat

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