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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:47

Back from lunch out at friends. 

I ran over a badger once, it was right in the middle of a village at 6am. It ran straight into my car as though it wanted to commit suicide, never knew they could run so fast. I was quite shaken. But I've never run over a hedgehog.

Raining here, so much to do outside and it's rained most of the week.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:41

Morning all.

Never anything to watch on Saturdays, they think everyone goes out. Always too much on Sundays, bit of a juggle to get some of it recorded. We watched the last 2 episodes of Mr Selfridge last night.

Gosh, DD, you had to get up early on a clock changing morning. In the past I might have gone to that horse show with my riding friends, but not to ride, standard above me. But now I'm a Granny and most riding friends seem to have moved house so I'm going to church, followed by Sunday lunch with friends. Another reason why I've got fatter, change of lifestyle!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:03

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71263.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71262.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71260.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

What a lot of lovely springlike photos.

 

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:52

I was glad to have met him, lovely dog, not unlike Tigger.

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:43

This Ryan used to post as Daisy, not the other Ryan who posted a while ago, unless he's started again as a different person. But doesn't seem like him. Daisy/Ryan why did you change? Are you a boy or a girl?

Daffodils

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:34

That is what has happened to my daffodils this year. I have daffodils but far fewer than usual of the plain yellow ones that flower earlier. It happens from time to time, I think it's when the spring is too dry when the leaves are dying down.

Planting more seeds

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:31

I won't be sowing cucumbers just yet either. I sowed the Zinnias in an electric heated propagator, recently pricked them out, they are in the GH with night heat.

Aluminium bubble wrap and olive trees

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:16

I think it's the uprooting, I'd wait a bit.

I live in Dordogne, it's usually colder here than in England in winter and where my daughter is it's colder than on the English south coast!

Should a greenhouse let in rain?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:19

The roof vents on my polycarbonate GH both leak a bit. Hasn't really been a problem though.

Aluminium bubble wrap and olive trees

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:16

I've never heard of putting the bubble wrap inside the pot, only outside so that it's removable in summer.

I expect the uprooting was a shock, did you keep as much earth on the roots as possible during the process?

It sounds as though you've allowed for enough drainage, but I wonder why it drains so slowly, I hope it's not too wet and soggy inside the pot.

My daughter, who lives south of Poitiers in France, has an olive tree in a pot on her terrace. It can get pretty cold in winter where she is but the tree has been fine so far.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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