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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:19
Joyce21 says:

 When young we used to do the old pennies in tomato ketchup. . . . they came up like new.


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 Does make you wonder what it does to our insides

Yellow leaves on Daphne

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:15

Hi there J&H ......we are all getting used to the new format ...it has pros and cons.  Hopefully some more changes coming this week which will deal with some of the latter.


I have an old well established daphne that always has yellow dropping leaves at this time of year.  They are gradually being replaced by fresh new ones.  Although it is evergreen, it changes all its leaves at about this time.  Can you see new leaves coming?  In which case it is probably just going through the same "refresh" process.  If the yellow leaves are its only leaves, and there are no signs of new, then it might be another problem - maybe give it a feed with a seaweed tonic to see if it picks up.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:02

Morning peeps


Chicklet is coming home todayπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ. She has finished lectures and has a week to go before her exams start, so she decided to come and revise here.  Will be so lovely to have her around for a bit


Garden talk last night was great - really entertaining, and loads of tips on ways to thwart the pests and diseases - some quite surprising.  Wil be soaking my secateurs in tomato ketchup to clean them - i'll do some before and after pics for you all.  Good luck with your talk Lizzie πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€


Great slide show obelixx - what a stunning garden

First paeony of the year

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 06:46

Oops - pic has come out sideways

First paeony of the year

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 06:45

My Molly anticipation is building


cutting down greens of daffs / tulips

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:03

Afraid it is a huge no-no, as you have guessed.  Clari is right that the leaves now are fuelling next years flower production.  Mine are normally ready to tidy at the start of June, but it might be later this year with the cold spring.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:00

Thanks keen .... I'll scour the homebase shelves


Great view AWB - you're creating your very own arboretum πŸŒ³β˜˜πŸŒΏπŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸƒπŸŒ³

Deer resistant !

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 06:56

I agree Buttercup - seeing them is magical.  Thats why the family won't let me fence off the whole garden.  So I have one fenced area (we call it the flower cage) where I grow all my treasures, and then I just have to be resourceful for the rest

What has happened to forum site.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 06:52

Beat me to it Dove .....and you managed a helpful link as well (beyond me at this early hour)

What has happened to forum site.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 06:51

The site has had to be updated and rewritten in modern software.  They are making some improvements to the layout over the next few weeks ....details are in threads called "your new look forum", and there is also one about upcoming improvements which gives all the details.  So the look might change back to something we are more familiar with, but it won't ever go back to the way it was.


Some things are better on the new version....adding pictures is easier, quoting is a doddle, and using it on a phone is much better too.

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