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Shrub ID please

Posted: Yesterday at 16:09

Escallonias are prone to a relatively new disease call Escallonia leaf spot.  Mine had this and I tried to control it but eventually had to remove it.  All the advice I received said that it was very hard to eradicate and even when you thought you had got on top of it the disease usually returned.  I noticed that some of your leaves have spots on them.  Just thought I would make you aware of it. You can find out more about it on the RHS web site.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 12:50

First seeds of 2017 sown Yay!!!  I love growing things from seed it's so exciting when the first ones pop up.  Have sown Snapdragons, Diascia and Lobelia.  Lots more to do but need to wait for the heated propogator to do its thing before sowing the next lot.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: Yesterday at 12:42

LB, mine didn't change much when when I upgraded, still use the cable in the normal way and piccies transfer is fine from camera to laptop.  On mine it was just the posting that proved difficult.

Well the rain stopped and I managed to get three trays of seeds sown and in the heated propogator.

Diascia Rose Queen, Snapdragon Twinny Rose and Lobelie Cascade and all snuggly and put to bed. Now the waiting begins. 

Every time I walk the garden something new is budding or emerging from the ground.  I get so excited.... note to self - must get out more

Resurrected Seven

Posted: Yesterday at 10:05

Tetley, had the same problem, have it sorted now but it's a bit faffy.  You need to open the image in paint and then reduce the size by 50%

To Resize a picture or image using "Paint"

Open Paint:

click the Search icon or box, type Paint,  and click on the Paint desktop app.

Click File  select the picture or image you want to resize > then click Open.  

On the Home tab, in the Image group, click Resize.

In the Resize and Skew dialog box, select the Maintain aspect ratio check box so that the resized image will have the same aspect ratio as the original picture.

If the Maintain aspect ratio check box is selected, you only need to enter the horizontal value (width) or vertical value (height). The other box in the Resize area is updated automatically.

Click File, point to Save as > then click the picture file type for the resized image.

Type a new file name in the File name box, and then click Save.

Hope it works for you.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:50

Morning all, Rain, rain go away.  It rained all yesterday afternoon and got up to rain again this morning.  I want to get out there but it's too wet at the moment.

Not bothered one way or the other about Sunday trading, but then I don't work so I can go shopping whenever I want.  I think it's important for working families to have as much choice as possible regarding shopping hours. I think lots of students find it useful to be able to earn at weedends and evenings.

Hope it dries up soon.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 20:16

Just ordered two new Rhododendrons which I am going to plant in two half barrels. 

'Percy Wiseman' and 'Vintage Rose'

Seeds ordeered from Seedaholic

Agastache 'Globetrotter'

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

Aubrieta 'Royal series mixed'

Antirrhinum majus 'Kimosy' Mixed.

Also ordered two new DA Roses a couple of days ago 'Lady of Shallot' and 'Olivia Rose'

Must stop looking now as I might just bankrupt myself.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 14:52

Have been lugging round pots this morning, including two half barrels.  Now have better access to my cold frame.  Also put in anchors on three concrete fence post and tied in two climbing roses.  Checked on greenhouse. Hollyhocks and wallflowers looking good. 

Absolutely shattered now, plan to start sowing seeds tomorrow

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 13:59

Afternoon folks,  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I'm off to Chelsea for the first time too Chicky.  I'll take a look at those articles when I get a minute.  What day are you going Chicky? I'm going on Thursday, courtesy of my best friends daughter who bought her two tickets for her birthday.

Have been busy tying in Gertrude Jekyll and Gloriana this morning.  Bought Anchor brackets for the fence posts and it's worked really well. Mind you I'm covered in scratches.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to start sowing some seeds, so this afternoon I'll decide which to sow first.  I need to find the bag of seed compost, had 10 bags of compost delivered, only one is seed compost, what's the betting it's at the bottom of the pile.  March arrives on Wednesday - Hurrah.

Can't remember much about what went on in the previous two days worth of posts, but I do remember that Pat is thinking of her daughter Susan.  I'm thinking of you and your family Pat. 

Off to browse the site now.

wild primroses

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 13:27

Love native primroses, much nicer than their garish relatives.  I planted a few along the side of the path and they have spread really well.  They are just about opening.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 13:24

Afternoon Ladies, You've been very chatty since I last looked in. 

Hate gerkins, pickled eggs and couldn't bear the thought of fried mars bars  Used to like batters with my chips though.  Must be malt vinegar.  Hubby likes Whisky and Whiskey but I hate both.

Hubby never proposed as such.  We had been going out for about 6 weeks when he said, when we get married.......  can't remember what the rest of the sentace was as I didn't get past those 4 words.  We're not very romantic but we've been married for 42 years so we haven't done too bad.

Love the cat photo.  Can't have cats because Secondborn is allergic to them.  Have had dogs in the past (Westhighland Terriers) but too much of a tie as we spend a lot of time out and about and holidays are expensive without having to fork out for kennels and don't mention vet bills.  Do miss cuddles with them on the sofa though.

Been out in the garden this morning moving very large pots (not as bad as that tree stump though).  Also put some of those Wire Anchors in place along three fence panels.  Very good idea, tied in two climbing roses so hopefully they will flower better this year. Mind you I'm covered in scratches.

Off for a browse around the site  now.

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