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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:39

Morning FORKERS.

Relax and get better soon Dove.  But look,  I'm ok     You have extra time to prepare superb planting choices for next year.  Actually, a few bugs and sneezes down here too so I will be wearing a polythene bag with holes over my head 

Dry right now but supposedly heavy rain mid morning clearing to sunny dry tomorrow and weekend.  

Oh dear!  Rain now 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 00:01

Hey lily   I'm fast asleep 

Dangers in your compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 00:00

.........and bags of perlite too are of concern.  Be careful when handling it  because of the fine dust that exists as part of it.  It gets into your lungs and could be an issue.  I keep perlite outside now where the moisture in the air reduces this  dust.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangers in your compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:54

I remember reading something similar last year.  Worrying  

Slightly different but I had  to take my old mum to docs today.  On a previnous visit I noticed a lack of antibacterial,hand wash available there so I asked why.  The receptionist proudly replied she has some behind the counter for herself,and her colleagues.  I said, ok,,but what about us?  Today the situation remains the same except for a mass of leaflets warning us about noro virus, etc and the need to wash our hands.  I told the doc there should be a hand wash in the waiting area and he promised it would be done.  Docs' surgeries are perfect breeding places for bugs so why the apathy? 

Infection is everywhere......if we have an,open wound when handling composts, etc we need to be aware.  I am aware of the need to be protected as much as possible by regular washing of hands but, surprisingly, most people are not.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:37

The reason for digging up seedlings is to put them exactly where you want them. I associate them with grasses, to reflect in front of yellow conifers, to add height precisely where I want to.  I even had one close to a yellow dahlia and elsewhere behind dahlia bishop of llandaff and both associations look good amd for a very lomg time. In addition the foliage is not really attractive and is very coarse...??ou wouldn't want them growing near a path, for example.  Again,,the positioning of bonariensis is important ....to minimise the appearance of the foliage yet still have those lovely airy flowers making their show.  Yes, pot up and place them, in my opinion.

In cold areas seedlings  may not survive.  That's why I say,,look for them now.  Pot them up and ??ou have made sure of your stock for next year

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:07

Look around.   Are,there any seedlings?  I have had already dug up and potted a dozen or so as I do every year. Then overwinter in GH.

What is this bush?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:04

Watch out though ...can be a thug.  Not a favourite of mine but others love it

Over wintering HELP

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:02

Salvia patio blue,,echinacea and hot lips need to be protected where you are.  Hot lips is very easy from cuttings even now.  Take side shoots 3" or more long.  You will have full size flowerimg plants next summer.

If your garage has good light and is frost free you can overwimter most everything.

Just let cerinthe "tick over" in GH or that garage over winter.  Apart from patio blue a coldframe with fleece available during cold spells will be fine.  

Wallflowers

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:53

Mavis....in future look out for bare root plants.  They are much bigger and,cheaper. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:49

Making the headlines Stacey.

Made the local press recently myself. And in our local shop.  Nice to be famous ...or infamous...occasionally.  It was nothing really......

Evenimg FORKERS. Have taken on board the advice amd simcere comments about my avatar.  Not something to rush Imto lightly 

Discussions started by Verdun

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There's orangey........

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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