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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:56

fairygirl..what? why?

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:50

exciting though Brummie?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:42

morning everyone...damp, misty n cloudy here..................

fairygirl, yes bit like that.  the main metal band is about 12" across with u-shaped "clips" on outside for canes to be pushed through

chicky, is Mori a new poster?  is he good at running committees then?..................................................

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:21

got a lot going on there Gilly............sounds great

Peach Leaf Curl

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:17

hiya denjoanme

did you take it outside?  peach leaf curl is unlikely in the greenhouse

its a highly debilitating disease of peaches, apricots etc.  i would feed and water well. in my experience you usually can bring out peaches etc with little fear of peach leaf curl at this time of the year...well, say July.  in your case I would keep it in the greenhouse for several weeks to leaf up and harden.  but, watch out for red spider mite in hot dry need to spray regularly for this with water

Red Robin

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:08

best to prune now rather than later in the summer.  plants have an "urge" to grow very quickly this side of mid summer.  after the longest day they seem to shoot more slowly in my experience

bone meal is not a fertiliser I use.  it is slow ok for long term shrubs etc.... and does not provide anything to encourage rapid growth.  For immediate quick growth a balanced feriliser is needed.  fish blood and bone, with the blood providing the nitrogen, is good for this. or even gromore as an artificial alternative

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:55

hiya fairygirl

the soldered bits have clearance for canes on the outside of the metal circle....i push the canes into these making a wider top.  made it many moons ago.  i usually then plant sweet peas of the same colour up 8' canes.  makes nice feature with amazing scent. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 21:01

can I be the treasurer?  you can trust me with the money, honestly.

re the runner bean support, I made my own from a metal band made into a circle with metal clips soldered into it.  sturdy and effective.  actually made it for sweet pea supports

damp here sun at all today and it feels cold anyway



Plant Id please

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:56

...and it seeds quite a bit too so pot up the seedlings in early autumn

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:54


the whole idea of yours is lovely.  as said before do this bit by bit.  you dont have to spend too much.  the wheelchair will negotiate that lawn.

i would plant some lavenders...a nice row of them.  buy a few now...maybe 5....and take cuttings.  they will root by the summers end and you will have loads more to plant out.

plant a rosemary too.  maybe an artemisia like powys castle which is silvery grey, tactile and scented and a couple of scented shrubs.  a choisya is beautifully scented right now.  and a Daphne for late wi nter scent.

just plant a few things now, get some annuals for the summer, and plant things as you get to know the garden.  i would put in a honeysuckle on one of the fences and a buddleia for the butterflies and bees too.

theres a whole bunch of people here who would like to help you on the way all of us with different ideas.  just pick what suits you.

try to enjoy the creation of a lovely garden for your daughter without the stress of worrying about it being done in 5 minutes.  when I first started gardening it was the first shrub I planted that attracted me not the area of the garden that still needed to be done.  your daughter will love the first plantings...maybe both of you can visit a garden centre and touch and see some of the scented plants there.

you will be amazed at how quickly plants will grow right now

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