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Does anybody know what this is?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:23

That's right, was just going to say the same thing.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:22

-3° frost, but now the sky is blue and it's +10°.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:22

We have a dual control electric blanket. I really like getting into cool sheets but quite like foot warmth when I first get in. So we've got the blanket across the bottom on the bed with only one half heated and the other half tucked over the end of the mattress. But I don't like any extra warmth during the night so we turn it off when the light goes out. OH says he doesn't mind if it's on or off and he sleeps like a log!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:12

I had a big snake like that last year. Came across it when I was weeding a flower bed, then I watered it when I was watering a bed by the house, it was so scared it slithered up the wall! It was a variety of grass snake. I've seen it several times but never been able to take a photo.

One year one slithered out of the log pile that we'd bought in for the wood burner. Don't know how it got there. Could one of us have carried it?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:08

I thought the same as Lily, incredible Danny and graceful Louise.

Best plant bible

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:22

That is an amazing price, well done.

Actually I said the one I haven't got above, the one I have is the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:08

I've been raking up leaves this afternoon. Frost this morning, but quite sunny this afternoon. I still have loads of tulips to plant, but forecast seems quite sunny all week. It will be a relief from the rain.

-5 this morning. Sharing some pics...

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:00

Only -1° with a frost here in Dordogne. But it should get a lot colder by the time winter gets going.

Leaf mould success!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:57

I do the same as Ladybird, use it as a mulch. There isn't nearly as much nutrition in leafmould as in general compost. I never sieve it, seems like a waste of time.

It's best to let the leaves turn brown and crumbly, then hopefully any diseases or fungus will have gone by the time you use it. Also slugs and snails like living in fresh leaves. Though I do know a man who uses fresh leaves for mulching.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:47

Frost this morning -1°, mostly sunny, up to 11° this afternoon.

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