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Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:27

This little patch decided its time to get on with flowering not sure what i have there

Hi folks, can you name these please :)

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:32

we don't have access to your c drive you need to upload them here or another site and link to them from here if your on a pc you should see a picture of a tree click on that to open the uploader for this thread

what am I growing?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:27

hmm could be , i have stocks already but they are about a foot high

thank you both for that one

what am I growing?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:07

Hi things are appearing but I don't know what they are so any help would be appreciated identifying them .

how about this little thing near my rhubarb



Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:59

I dont mind them if i manage to grab them low down as my fingers are fairly tough and they don't seem to sting its when they get your arms that annoys me.


Weeding would be quite relaxing if it wasn't for the d*^! NETTLES.

ahem sorry about that




Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:48

hi just in from weeding and thinning my hands are all aglow with nettle stings and the odd thistle. Think my preferance is for the thistle as they only hurt briefly. I still don't know whats in my big scatter and sow beds apart from grass thistles and nettles but there looks to be 100's of poppys almost ready to burst in to colour.

Its an awkward bed its about 5-6 feet wide and how do you go about weeding and thinning out without trampling all the plants?

I have considered blasing a trail down the middle so i can get in and weed and thin. Is there a better way?

well time for a coffee and let the burning subside any suggestions for weeding and thinning greatfully received

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:31

Hi just checking in , not dead yet but busy with things still got  a few bits to get out before they go to seed in the greenhouse. Weeding is at a tricky stage lots of growth but how much is desirable and how much not i really don't know. If the weather improves i might get time to post a few pics to see what to keep and what to dig up nettles and thistles i'n good with, oh and wild mustard those yellow flowers get everywhere.

Is there a purple flower that looks a bit like a dead nettle?


hollyhock growth

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:24

your doing better than me still barely out the ground just sitting there  

another mystery plant

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:24

Thanks for the guide I am still unconvinced thou, I think i will have to take more photo's. Or wait till some flowers they all seem pretty uniform in growth. There will be less questions thou thanks to the guide. 

Kitchen Spam

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:56

I think most people would take time out to report spam but  whats the point of 20 people reporting the same thread? Posting on the thread does raise it but if its 5 minutes after the thread was posted it makes little difference  to it's visibility 5 hours thou and its hanging around like a bad smell.

It is just common sense really to not duplicate effort and avoid promoting spam.

Of course not everybody will have thought of it like this and sometimes there will be more than one comment  and  multiple reporting but really is it worth getting upset about? 

Having 1 comment means to me it will have been reported and I will not bother even opening that thread. 

The forum is its users GW  or rather its publisher gives us this space trusting us to use it wisely.  They don't employ someone to hold our hands and if Montydon is posting  he keeps his true identity a mystery. 

Anyone can post,  anyone can report spam, and you can choose just to read what interests you. It's nice people take time to freely help other people so don't worry about trivia its not worth the grey hairs  or the raised blood pressure.

If you think about it you might consider the perverse enjoyment those spammers get from winding people up. By getting annoyed and  angry you empower them, you give them an influence in your life , your personal happiness and state of mind.

Anyway that's enough from me, and we are all the site monitors we just don't get to press the delete thread button

Enjoy the day it looks like the weather is good today lets go out and and do the things that enrich us.



Discussions started by blackest

weeding especially grass

best way to remove without losing too much soil 
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more mystery plants to be identified

with photo's shot with the lens i got in the post today:) 
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what am I growing?

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another mystery plant

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Weed or Not? Photo's here

identifying unknown plants that may be weeds  
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Email notifications are back

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what makes a good window box / Basket

How do you like to fill yours ? 
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circular formal raised bed what centre piece

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Plant id and rescue plans

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companion plants chart

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Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

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Good Evening FORKERS

a continuation of 
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