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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:36

GG,We could take it in turns to start the thread each evening , but then we would need a rota, which probably means we need a committee, and a Chairperson, Secretary and probably a Treasurer. Can't have that without a constiution first, and a set of standing orders......anyone else think this is a good idea?

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:30

Lots and lots of potential and opportunities. You know what the answer is to the question"How do you eat an elephant?" Well you do it a bit at a time. Have a long term plan in mind but start with the patio area and gradually work outwards, a section at a time, or perhaps a section each successive year. This will give you something to plan during the winter and then your project for that year is in place. You probably need a bit of help with the labouring/construction and a good friend should come to mind? Paths and raised beds must be in your long term plan, and be bold, everything is possible. Altho' I am fully abled, my new garden, 14 years ago, was very daunting and money was not plentiful. However it now looks great and gives me bags of pleasure.


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:10

I vaguely remember that Banksia etc. is a bit shy to get started. Patience will no doubt be rewarded.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:00

Planted runner beans today, using those clever plastic clip things that go at the top of the canes. Good thing is that it holds 8 canes wigwam very rigid. Bad news is that the clips only take relatively thin cane and break easily as you force the cane into the clip. Broke 2 clips but tied those canes on quite easily, so works anyway. Planted some flowers as well but fell asleep after dinner when I should have been watering..oops. Rain expected but not sure if it will be enough to settle new plants, so will water tomorrow. "Manana"  ( looks so wrong without that twiddly thingy on the top of the "n".. well you know what I mean.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:28

I cooked some of my bb tops  a few days ago.. v tasty and a shame to waste them. Microwaved.

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:18

They will self-seed, just about anywhere, but cutting back v. hard is best for flowering next year. Once they get leggy they lose their value and beauty. When you cut back leaving bare soil plant with flowery annuals such as gazania, pelargoniums , pansies etc., plants you can afford to pull out at the end of the season to give the aubretia another go.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:14

They also need plenty of rainwater during late summer/autumn to help make flower buds for next year.

Flowering over

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:12

Me again, yes I am afraid if you want flowers next year just remove any seed heads and let the foliage die naturally. No cutting off or tying in knots. Patience is a virtue. In the mean time it is OK to disguise them by planting some nice flowering annuals on top, taking care not to disturb the bulbs. Keep moist during the summer too, but not waterlogged.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:08

I think that going down the seed route will take several years before you get flowers. Others may have more experience than I do, but I think that your gardening efforts are better used in other directions. If you want some more alliums buy good quality bulbs from the expert growers.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:00

 I live close to you and do not have this problem, yet! Which is no consolation to you of course. I did manage to spray mine very early as the buds were first showing. I note you spray as well, so was timing the difference, do you think? Good luck with your plantings. You could try Bonica 82, and Complicata, which is a big flowrerer


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