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Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:37

Morning all.  Warm and dry right now but rain due soon.  I know what you mean KEF when you say you will be out in the garden wet or not.  If I have a plant to move, place, etc I have to,do it regardless of the weather.

Havent really checked the spam situation so it may be bad.....but it don't really bother me too much.  Agree though that the moderator should be able to stop it. 

Made a bit of a bloomer in geranium Orion flowering.....looks superb....but forgot I also have verbena Rigida next to it that has decided to bloom too now.  Colours so similar that they do nothing as companions. Knew this in the winter and meant to move Verbena.  It's a question of exchanging it for an orange echinacea or orange helenium or even a deschampsia grass.  Trouble is they are in their right places. Ha, ha, if that's all my problems will be today I'll be a happy guy!  So many problems for people and I'm "worried" about such a trivial matter!

Never grown gaillardias .....people like them?   Anyone recommend varieties?

Rain or shine have good day folks



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:53

Ok thanks folks.  Wasn't sure about them but its  pretty straightforward really .  Prefer onions really........grown well they are a show off crop.  In a good summer what veg looks better than ripening onions?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:46

Hiya artjak

Always forget to post pics but Iwill.  Meant to do the hellebores too earlier but when I think about it I'm doing something else.  Prob wait for Salvias  n grasses then post

Support for Blackcurrant Bushes

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:00

Yep I love blackcurrants and real Cornish clotted cream....a delight very soon saltski!


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:58

For the first time I'm growing shallots.  Never grown them before....never really thought I like them.

Thing is, how do I pick them?  Do I dig up a clump....I have 4 or 5 in each clump......and replace one to comtinue growing or what?  I know it's a common thing to grow and should know but I dont.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:52

Evening folks.  Hey guys, it's ok to chill out sometimes

Woody, love the house. I would love the space you big is your garden?  Seems a lovely village too.  

Still blue sky and sun ....been glorious today.  Had good lunch and associations today.   

Sorry some of you are ...seemingly...a little low.  Lost a good friend early this morning...a lot older than me but known him long time.  He had a fall 18 monts ago and became paralysed.  Couldn't move, speak do anything and it was so sad to see.  The moral is simple folks.....make the most of each day.  Be happy everyone


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 16:52

Important statement

Declined 18 doughnuts today.........tempted but it's too hot for them

Its an absolute scorcher here now.

Woody....forgot the cricket.  Hope we are winning.  Will check it out


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:39

I guess so......part of the food chain so useful then?

my lawn problem

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:36


Could it be a fox?  They are habitual in their ways....maybe your lawn is a regular stopping off point for them.  They can jump fences etc.....I see several over a month and they are very agile...  They do leave their calling card on my heathers sometimes

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:33

Jatnikapyar, I understand your excitement and desire to,"protect"  your grape shoot.  fantastic feeling, right! 

Just a comment....don't want to add it to the spam threads....but these spams don't really bother me now.  In my daily newspaper there are ads galore.....the weekend papers have page after page after page of holiday ads and all sorts of others.....but I just skip past them. They dont spoil my newspaper read.  On  the forum, all we need to do is simply scroll past them....just accept they are part and parcel of life these days.

We have a nice forum, nice people, friendly, articulate, knowledgeable, etc. so let's not worry about the spam guys.  I agree it's best not to post on the spam thread that a spam has been reported.....maybe just mention it in morning,or evening FORKERS.??

Now, it's ROASTING.  I'm off outside 

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