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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 11:52

There I was, quietly weeding on my knees when there was a huge explosion! Like a firework banger. Mole bomb has gone off. I'll leave it for OH to deal with. He's gone to do the weekly shop as I had to wait for the delivery of 10 mole traps which were to arrive between 8am and 1pm. They arrived at 12.45pm, French time.

I wonder if we can get that part of lawn resown and green by 8th May?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:01

I hope Rasta doggy is OK.

Sent you a PM obelixx, OH having bothers with the détaupeur. It keeps flashing red even when switched off, so he daren't adjust it. Meanwhile mole is merrily digging all around it!


Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:38
Lantana wrote (see)

Not on the subject of language but here's another thing which drives me insane... As a pedestrian, I'm waiting to cross the road. I could get across except for one car which is coming towards me. I wait for it to pass me. Then, after I've missed several opportunities to cross because of waiting for it, said car suddenly turns up a side road a few yards before it reaches me. No indication, nothing!! The driver must have seen me, I'm hovering around on the kerb and wearing a red coat!! I'm obviously of such little significance to this person that I don't even warrant the courtesy of an early indication - or any indication. 

I feel better for that...I'll shut up now


I expect drivers who do that are searching for a street name so they don't notice the pedestrian. There are so many things to look out for when driving that I think some people just don't see everything. Not talking about me of course!



Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:45

I tried growing one in a pot once. It was against a wall and only got morning sun. It was pathetic so I didn't do it again.

My allotment- then and now update

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:41

Steve has just said what I was going to say. Broad beans are hardy. Could it have been slugs?

You've done a terrific job. Good luck with it.

I have couch grass in my flower beds, have dug and used weedkiller, keep it at bay but never really got rid of it. It goes under the paving and the walls.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:14

Morning all.

Working fine here too.

Lovely day, so far. More weeding. Tomorrow's forecast is heavy rain so I will make cakes for the Open Day. Need to go to SM but delivery man is coming with mole traps.

Have tried the bomb thing recommended by Obelixx but the thing the mole has to bump into has to go into the chimney of a mole hill and the mole is passing through the tunnel underneath and not going up the chimney. The sensor thing has to be pushed up, not sideways, so OH is doubtful that it will work  Cost 72€

Yellow rose ID

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:04



What about Golden Chersonese? Peter Beales sells it.

It wouldn't be Arthur Bell as B3 said it's single flowered. Not Rosa Banksia Lutea either.


Anemones De Caen

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:33

When I last grew them in pots I planted them in the autumn. Then when I wanted to plant petunias for summer I dug them up and forgot to bring them indoors and something must have eaten them, the next morning they had gone!

Salvias...what am i doing wrong?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:30

I usually lose them in the winter too. One Amistad survived one winter, but it's dead now. I think the best thing is to take cuttings and keep them indoors over winter.

Yellow rose ID

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:27



Could it be Golden Wings? My friend's one is in bud and London is sheltered.


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