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First Spring Flowers

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:02

MrsG, makes ??ou feel good doesn't it to see those flowers?  

Despite all the rain my soil is reasonably workable and it was so tempting to do more out there today.  Such a strong feeling of spring.  

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:56

Ecky thump saw it too late.  Nut got the first prize again   Uncinia unciniata rubra.  Love this in the winter.  For me it produces seedlings and they do vary quite a bit from almost bright red to dark maroon. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:52

Ashamed to say I'm not good with seeds...except veg etc....but cuttings, small divisions, etc., I'm happy to make available.  

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:38

Fish blood amd bone is a well balanced organic fertiliser with plenty of trace elements.  Useful for most everything I think.  I feel it is best one to use. 

For a time a few years back I had problems with foxes digging after I applied fish blood and bone but now not so much.  However a friend of mine has 5 to 6 acres of open ground with lots of foxes, rabbits and badgers calling.  We have agreed it best not to use fish blood and bone because it does create problems.  In her case, pelleted chicken manure seems a better option.

As with all fertilisers it's best to "tickle".....as dove said......into the soil rather than spread on the surface 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:51

Thanks chicky...lovely.  

Dove, when you said "simply gorgeous" did you mean me?  

Its been sombeautiful day today.  Took advantage to move a clump of snowdrops, split a large primrose, wash 2 cars and enjoy a long walk to the beach where the sea was calm and gentle for a change.  

No grimacing on people's faces ...everyone smiling in the sunshine 

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:46

Be nice to see only members' photos.  I enjoy it for that very reason 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:33

Oh, daffodils have been opening lately so spring is DEFINITELY near.  As last year, I forecast a good summer. 

Apricot bush - when and where to plant

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:27

Only a couple of things to add

Apricots still suffer from,peach leaf curl so it would be wise to consider a form of cover against the rain in early season.  If against a wall a polythene sheet is effective 

Secondly.......if you have an allotment this prob won't be an issue....but a certain amount of lime is also required for apricots.

I would also consider growing it as a fan on the wall.  

Apricot bush - when and where to plant

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:25

Only a couple of things to add

Apricots still suffer from,peach leaf curl so it would be wise to consider a form of cover against the rain in early season.  If against a wall a polythene sheet is effective 

Secondly.......if you have an allotment this prob won't be an issue....but a certain amount of lime is also required for apricots.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:17

In our individual way...even privately by pm on the forum......we maybe able to provide plant material to,help re stock effected people's gardens.  Of course there are more serious issues in the world buf this is an area where we can help mitigate losses.  

In a few weeks people will know what losses they have and they will tell the forum.  It's our unique way of providing support.  

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