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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 17:04

Afternoon folks,

Lantana,  so far I have Erysimum Cheiri Sunset Dark Purple and Giant Pink.  Still have some Hollyhock Antwerp seedlings waiting to be potted on.  I only keep the greenhouse frost free not heated and tend to use it mainly to keep tender plants safe over the winter.  I'll then sow some annuals early spring and order some small plug plants and grow them on rather than pay for larger plants later in the year. Not going to grow any sweet peas this year, might take a few verbena cuttings though if I'm not too late.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 13:00

Well, the greenhouse is insulated ready to overwinter my seedlings and Iris reticulata planted.

Time for a cuppa and then I'll decide what to do next. 

Good luck with the builders Clari, you've been upside down for so long you wont know what to do with yourself when it's all spick and span.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 10:32

Morning all,

A lovely sunny morning here.  Planning to get out into the garden and get some of the jobs that are piling up done.  Promised myself I would sort the greenhouse out but I'd much prefer to get the daffs in

First another cuppa I think.  Have a good day everyone.

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:31

I have quite a big log pile in a corner under a pine tree. It's damp there and shady.  I haven't purposely planted anything by it but ivy has grown over it.  I also used a few housebricks to create a hideaway for toads etc. I doubt anything would grow there so it's quite a good way to use a bit of garden that otherwise would be a problem area.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:21

Hi everyone,

Welcome back Topbird, nice to hear from you again.

Sorry to hear about all those power cuts Pat, mind you candlelight can be so flattering.

Dove, sounds like you have been busy.  I'm trying to talk myself into sorting out the greenhouse tomorrow.

Been on Nanna Duty today, we popped into Wyvale (not to buy plants I might add) and picked up a pot for my Iris Reticulata Harmony, should look nice on the garden table over the winter, might put a few winter pansies in it too.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 20:47

Hi everyone

Sorry to hear there are so many germs about, hope you are both feeling better.

Obelisk, glad the move went OK, don't blame you for getting those conifers out.

Glad HRH is feeling a bit perkier Pat.

Have been busy in the garden over the last couple of days.  Have removed some woody lavender from the front garden and replanted the path borders with a mixture of hardy geraniums, heuchera and alchemelia mollis, should be nice against the gravel when they bush out a bit.

Some of the bulbs have been planted, but still quite a few daffs to go in.  The tulips have arrrived but they will go in next month, mainly in pots.

Quite a few perennials have been split and replanted.

Next big job is to clean the greenhouse and put the insulation up.  Have quite a few seedling to prick out and pot up.

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 23:09

Mine have done well again this year, but as you say it's really easy to damage them as they don't show for me until June.

Autumn lawn care

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 23:07

Thanks Verdun,  I think I'll wait.

Autumn lawn care

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:25

I've had a slug explosion this year and was wondering whether to use Nematodes. I was also wondering if I had left it too late and whether I would be better waiting until spring.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 20:40

Sorry to hear your sad news BL.

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