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Posted: 07/06/2017 at 06:26

Thank you for being a part of it Barefoot x

Lemon seed to seedling

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 22:23

1. not all seeds will germinate so do not be put off if nothing happens after two weeks. I'm told that some lemon trees are treated wirh chemicals that prevent the seeds from growing; how true that is I don't know but organic might be the way forward

2. do not let the seed dry out but remove all the flesh. They like to go from lemon to moist soil (moist not wet) straight away. To keep it moist put some cling film over the pot and seal with an elastic band (turning it into a mini propagator)

3. place in a warm sunny position  and wait two weeks (remoistening as required) til your seedling appears

4. Nurture for 3 - 6 years, protect from frost, give it as much sunshine as you can, and enjoy your first fruit!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 22:13

Hope you sleep well Dove.

Still very breezy here; thank goodness we don't have the gaps around the windows and doors anymore.

self seeding plants to sow in early june

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:32

I don't know what I'm talking about, well unless it's about how to save a person's life in the critical 8 minutes then I'm quite the expert, but I'd advise a trip to the likes of B&Q and see what seeds they have in stock for summer displays that are labelled as perennial. You will find the photos make choosing most easy.

Bare in mind that you have left it quite late this year in an ideal world so you might not get the best of displays but next year, if well maintained, will always show signs of improvement. 

Do you have a theme for your patch of mud? Big flowers? British native? Good for wildlife? Bold colours? Or shall we simple throw any old thing at you and see if it works? 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:45

Afternoon all. Very windy and wet and grim here.

Hosta: I have no worries about turning the potential chicken run into a grow house: I've two greenhouses and the idea of building a frame between the two as extra sheltered growing. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 07:16

Pat; it's been raining here too. Only if it rains much more in on danger of finding the fish on the lawn! 

The chicken run has been sold and the advert removed. Unfortunately I don't think it went to his lordship as he's not mentioned it at all. Oh well.

This is the style I'm wanting:

Easy to maintain, clean and modify to suit my exacting requirements, and tall enough for me to get inside.

Off to the office shortly. I wonder what IT nightmares will await me.


Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:46

They look great Mary. Cactus are wonderfully hardy house plants. 

I have three on my bathroom windowsill; because I have a tendency to over water things I actually use a small syringe! (Unfortunately the forum won't let me upload a photo right now). Each cactus gets about two teaspoons of water every two weeks (every week if it is incredibly hot) from May - October. They seem to prefer too little than too much. If any water drains into the dish I throw it away.

Enjoy them!

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:29

I've just brought three bags for my tomatoes and peppers. Going to throw the straight back in the car and get a refund.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:29

On more positive news I've just seen a chicken run I really like and his lordship still owes me a birthday present.

Let's see if the message I've just sent him is a BIG ENOUGH HINT.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:26
Hostafan1 says:

Clari said 

" I know there simply isn't enough doctor to go around here and i don't think it's going to get better. "

Nor police.

See original post

 Hosta: I've not read the link yet but I've friends who are officers. When the first incident happened and the public were reassured that extra police would be put on patrols we all knew this didn't mean picking a few out of the cupboard or finding spares that were unused in the station, but rather cancelling all leave, all rest days, adding hours on to shifts, and pushing their limited capacity to the very limit.

Around here the fire service helped out by adding a "physical presence" of their crews and engines stationed strategically at points around the city to try and make it look like they'd managed to bolster numbers.

I worry about the mental and physical health of our officers (although the fact that I'm always buying the coffee or a bag of sweets or a sandwich might not help their physical health as much!)

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