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Pictures missing

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 21:01

They say "Don't judge a book by its cover": -  I'm currently enjoying the anomalimity of the situation...?

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:15

 Hi, Goldfinches: I'd like to fully echo Dove's comments, especially the last two paragraphs. The attached photo shows a well-established laburnam whose principal purpose is to provide a climbing support for the ivy 'thicket'. The ivy is much visited & two blackbird families have been raised in most recent summers + robins & bluetits nesting too. The feral pigeons, thrushes & fieldfares 'harvest' the ivy berries, usually Dec - February, so all-in-all, it's well worth having the ivy around the place.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:54

I'll probably come dressed as my avatar - flight due SW from SW Pembs should be the most direct route toward Carnoc [as the bat or crow flies]. Hope there'll still be plenty of active moths & flies under the eaves of the Log Cabin??

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:56

 This brightly-coloured fellow joined me in the garden earlier this week - it's a parasitic wasp in the Ichneumon group: Achaius oratorius (I'm told by a friendly insect-person).

Arty question

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:32

"Escher, Escher, all fall down!" [drat those tricky staircases!].

University Project

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:12

Done. * I remember when Huddersfield was a 'Poly' - my how things change!

Can anyone help me identify this tree (Is it a walnut)

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:39

I agree with Nutc. - definitely Ginko b. [leaves turn a gorgeous golden yellow - see new issue Gardeners World magazine article].

Nails in plastic compost bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 18:23

Ask Professor Yaffle, he'll know for sure!! [Bagpuss character].

Latest book.

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:16

Hi, Runybeak, I have sent Pm request for book as advised. Yours, hopefully DavidM.

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:53

My Green Zebras have had only the vaguest tinge of yellow, even when quite ripe! *I find the 'squeeze test' (be very gentle mind) is the most reliable guide to ripeness...

Discussions started by David Matthews2

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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