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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 06:48

MORNING all! Sat in bed with a snoring partner, snoozing dog, trying very hard to stretch the minutes before we get up for work as long as we can.

What has happened to the glorious sunshine? Oh of course! We're approaching a bank holiday.

Tea is in the pot for all that want it. Hope you all realise that with Verdon away for a while all the good biscuits in the tinwon't have had the chocolate linked off!

First bites of the year

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 18:26

Isn't Johnson s baby lotion meant to work wonders for repelling insects?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 17:03

is that your garden Wonky? Much envy!

I am back from another day in Bradford; pooped!!

Best Plant for the Bathroom?

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 17:00

I have an aloe Vera in my bathroom that seems happy enough and of course is low maintenance. I used to have a couple of cactus in there too but they got too big. 

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:41

I am looking forward to mine flowering. Slugs at least with this set up shouldn't be a problem!!

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 17:32


There's a link to the type of pot I use. It's a fabric material so water can flow through but the soil stays instead. The black ring has polystyrene in to keep it afloat. I've put plastic inside the fabric to act as a barrier to the pond water so I have a little control on watering but how much that is needed I'm not sure.

They are lovely things as they can be linked together to make floating islands that drift around in the breeze.

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 16:41

Here's my floater! As you can see it sits proudly above the surface and I lined the pot with plastic so that it isn't *in* the pond so much as floating around in a bucket. I'm going to experiment with gluing gravel to the pot to disguise the black flotation part of it without weighing it down too much so that it submerged the plant.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 16:32

Afternoon all. School been and gone and I'm now home fully intending on a rest before I start the cleaning. Reggie exploded throughout the house yesterday so now everywhere smells of bleach... which is at least better than the alternative. Hopefully I can get the place a little more homely.

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 13:41

That's beautiful KeenbutGreen. I'm looking at plants for the garden (around and floating in pots in the pond since it attracts quite the flying feast for them).

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 07:04

Cheers Fidget; have you used that company? I've found a few places but would love recommendations.

Keenongreen; where did you get yours from? do they live outside all year?

Discussions started by Clarington

Plant Swap

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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

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Ideas for a small shady corner

(of the vegetable garden) 
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Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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Hawthorn Hedge: at the end of its life?

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Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom

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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
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Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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