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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 08:45

Morning forkers

thats awful news yviestevie .......traumatic situation to cope with.  Just wish you all well.

doesnt feel quite so cold but some rain and wind to come tonight 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 23:21

Realised I misinformed everyone about my,mum and her x ray. ,when I said no issues I meant she coped well enough with the journey there and procedures. ,won't know results for 6 days or so.  I fully expect a problem with her...but we live in hope.

lovely story about your uncle Pauline.  

Cerinthe

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 18:00

A clue often is in the foliage colour..........pale green foliage is sometimes a clue it will have white flowers.  With mixed colours I often segregate the pale leaved seedlings of various plants and white is common.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:01

Can you put a cloche over it ...agastache.....KEF?  Or at least fleece? 

Cerinthe

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:41

Never tried it but there's a new cerinthe with yellow flowers.  Might be an attractive combination ..?

Is it too cold to do hedge cutting?

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:39

It's only of concern if cold frosty weather occurs at the time of resulting new growth....so if cut now and we have a mild spell new growth will present itself.  Likely then to be hard hit. 

Mulching

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:36

Put down in spring Frank it will indeed take out nitrogen .......put down now and a fertiliser in spring solves this issue.  

I used to apply sawdust ....local timber yard provided as much as I wanted.  Not the best mulch really but when applied in spring growth was poor.  Better when used in autumn.  

But agree with differing opinions about mulching.  As long as a mulch is applied to condition the soil I'm not really sure the timing is too critical.  As already said, I like the look of mulched soil throughout the dormant season.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:24

My nephew is a newly qualified paramedic.  He is one of the good guys.  I have met several paramedics....because of my nephew but also because I called them for my mum.  Yet  to meet any of them who weren't kind but I know hard hearted people are In Every walk of life.

Re acquainted with few people lately and so many seem to have cancer Issues.  Pretty scary.

Cerinthe

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:15

Hilarylevan, 

keep them in gh over winter .....keep  them on dry side to just tick over.

grew them once and had masses of seedlings that survived winter

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:07

Been cold but nice and dry with sun but some rain very early this morning.

could be close to freezing in some parts tonight.  Brrrrrr

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