David K


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Quotes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:33
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry"   Shakespeare.    

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:25

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/004_zpsa44ffbbf.jpg

 

It ain't half hot mum!

Black flys!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:01

....if they are outside in garden soil, they could be ants or a host of other species.

Black flys!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:43

Not sure if I have this quite right, but are we taking 'soil' or compost here?

I suspect it's compost, in which case they will be fungus gnats.

Fungus gnats” (scientific name Sciaridae).....these live in potted plant compost. They can be very hard to get rid of, depending on how many infested pots you've got.

Nearly everyone who has potted plants has these flies in their homes but they sometimes become a nuisance.

Re-pot the plant completely with sterilised potting compost and spay the compost with BTi (available as 'Gnatrol' in the garden centre)

If they are in garden soil, disregard the above.

 

 

Quotes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:13

'It's a bit black over Bill's Mother's'

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:04
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Do you prune it David?

Not as such, bekkie (remember it's a hedge) although taking beanpoles & pea-sticks keeps it down. I took out some, 4 metre long poles yesterday, so that gives you an idea of the height.

Probably I'll lay it properly during the coming winter.

 

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:52

Well, to be honest those hazel nuts were not as large as they may seem....about the size of your thumbnail and still very green. Shot was taken close-up. As you may notice, the nuts themselves grow under the leaves.

Variety? Haven't a clue...it's been here since my dad was a young lad.

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:34

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/751d620f-adff-4034-a688-46bace3e89fa_zpsb84aca55.jpg

 

I have a hazel hedge, apart from keeping the squirrels happy it provides me with all the bean poles & pea-sticks I need.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:27
rosemummy wrote (see)

Grumpy face! The only thing looking really good in my garden is jasmine, at least that smells divine too whole garden in need of some serious taking in hand

 

Would hugs help?...Don't get downhearted, rosemummy.  Perhaps we'll stake it step by step next time. 

Quotes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:12

For bekkie.

'Stop yer werriting (or mythering)'

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