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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:40

Oh my lord DD your poor runner! It is so sad to think of someone so troubled that taking their own life is to them their only way our.

Started to clear an overgrown patch but it is so full of frogs I've been forced to retreat.

Here's a hint for how overgrown the patch was... I've never seen this flower before! No idea what it is but it was completely lost in there . Oops.

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:35

Nutcutlet; when  I first started this thread I couldn't find anything on how to grow them. THEN I find they are so prolific it really can't be as hard as they were making it out to be.

So it got me wondering with the last lot; did these vigorous weeds really need all that special treatment?

Hopefully I'll find out!

Bare earth or ground cover?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:32

I like bare earth, straight lines, uniformity.

But I will also add; most of my plants are surrounded with blue slate rather than au natural! 

Iris Pseudacorus

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 13:58

One week later...

12 x fridge seeds have germinated

2 x au natural seeds have germinated

Whilst clearing out the pantry I found 60 more iris seeds; left in a cool (frost free) paper envelope since September.

Curiosity has the better of me and these are now in a pot to see whether not cooling them makes any difference.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 13:09

HHacking back the weeds around the compost bins. They seem to be ridiculously rigorous; must be some good stuff in this bins! 

The hound has been happily digging up various areas of the garden to cheer himself up. If only I could train him to dig in nice straight lines!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 13:03

Afternoon all.


Reggie (a rescue dog himself) was up every two hours last night. No real reason why but most insistent we played ball in the garden at 04:00.

Lantana; his ibs is something that flares up randomly. The vets have tested him for everything they can think of. He's now on a raw food diet which suits him well (normally). We think he got upset because I wasn't around much at the weekend. He is very sensitive to change. Obviously a mummy's boy ;)

So far all is well; we're having a nice gentle day digging random holes in the garden!

I may have just changed my design layout for the garden again. The greenhouses are going to be hidden out of view from the lounge window by tucking them up to his lordships garage. It should ( I hope) create a better more open appearance.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 21:34

I hope you sleep well tonight Joyce; it sounds like you will need it. Fingers crossed the staff will help OH  rest too.

A certain little (29kg) puppy has turned rather unwell again. Fluids exiting the body from both directions. I had hoped we had his diet sorted to fix this :( Fingers crossed this little bundle of fluff and cuddles will feel better in the morning although I think he'll be on the bed with us tonight as he is very needy right now.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:20

That is quite a cake!!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 16:47


Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:35


(they say if I don't do this I'll have my flat cap revoked)

Discussions started by Clarington

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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Frog Spawn count

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Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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long handled tree loppers

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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