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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:12

No idea what the mystery plant is.  Guesstimate is that it's an annual 

Got nice group of red echinaceas that I noticed this evening are delightfully honey scented.  I'll take a photo so you can all smell them 

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:29

Oh yes,  always a bargain to be had.  But, not from T & M.  

Alstromerias always best bought as named plants....those tiny roots are very hit n miss.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:51

Hello Andy,  good to see you.  My area....ish!  Lots of little nurseries around here. Glad ??ou had a good time 

Deviding blackcurrant bushes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:48

Colin, why not try for new plamts?  Newer and more prolific varieties around now.  Get  plenty of goodness in the hole first, keep well watered and weed free 

When can I prune out of control rose bush?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:42

Hiya Boristhebold, 

I,would do it now, forgo any flowers for this year and prune as hard as you need to.  Prepare for great flowering next year and an attractive bushy plant for few weeks time

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:37

Fairy, well, if OL will sunbathe in the nude 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:47

Wot a scorcher  Absolutely stunning day.    Still hot 

Re tomatoes.  Yes Italophile is the absolute expert.  No doubt of that. Such a lot of advice about tomatoes and I'm far from an expert.  I try now to keep leaves dry when watering.  To water roots only.  However, misting at lunchtimes, if possible, is good practice too I think  to help with pollination.  This allows leaves to dry quickly though.  I foliar feed with seaweed and skimmed milk for reasons that make sense to me.  Also odd Epsom salt spray.  last two years my crops have been much better and disease free because I have completely chamged my regime.  I also remove lower leaves regularly.  (no doubt I will have worst crop ever now, such is life )

Where is Italophile ?  He sent me some seed that germinated well....hoping for a crop but I neglected them earlier and they are late. 

Oh thanks!  Loads of "hugs" today.  Nice 

Think my mum will be prescribed something to help with her depression and anxiety.  Coincidentally,I spoke with someone who has been through some awful times lately and stress.  She was prescribed the same tablets and says they are brilliant so sounds promising.   My mum  said I have an "admirer" in the hospital.  Said I was so tall and "beautiful".  My head swelled.  Turns out it was an old patient with some issues.....prob should have gone to specsavers.  Haven't been called beautiful since I chatted to myself as I shaved this morning   As my niece says, I " attract all the nutters".  Ah well, back to the drawing board and reality. Ha ha.

Off to take my dog soon....did I say it's scorching?  Oh yes!  I did 

 

Astilbe

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:20

Not watering it enough jen.  Astilbes like good heavy soil and to be kept moist 

ID for this one

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:48

Looks like santolina to me.........

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:46

Wot a view 

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