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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: Today at 07:46

Hello all  Lovely to hear your news DD 

Glad you enjoyed Stourhead Chicky 

As soon as I've seen the physio on Friday I'll post the exercises on here so we can all be Flexible Forkers with Fairly Functional Bendy Bits. 

Lifting gladioli

Posted: Today at 07:27

In the days when I grew them I dried the gladioli by tying a string around the leaves of a bunch of then and hung them in a dry airy frost free shed ... so I'd leave the leaves on 

Potting on question

Posted: Today at 07:19

The theory I've heard is that the practice of inserting cuttings around the edge of a pot stems from the time when all pots were made of unglazed terracotta, a porous and permeable material which allows water and air to pass through.

This means that at the edge of the pot the danger of water logging is less while the aeration of the soil is greater, thus providing optimum conditions for root growth. 

Coast redwood dying

Posted: Yesterday at 21:27

Etiolated = standard botanical word learnt at school to describe a plant that has become pale and leggy when drawn towards the light in dark conditions when we were  learning about photo-tropism. 

Dont think it has any connection with Italian food ... More like those punnets of mustard & cress you can sometimes get from the green grocer. 

Last edited: 23 October 2017 21:28:27

Coast redwood dying

Posted: Yesterday at 19:39

I think that apart from the problems described by Paul, whom I agree with ... another problem is that of low light level.  It is impossible for a plant on a windowsill to get the sort of light level that it would get in the open air ... this causes the plant growth to become etiolated ... drawn out and weak ... and once it gets to a certain size it cannot support it's own weight.  I think this is what is happening to your tree ... it's not strong enough to hold its branches out in the horizontal.  

It needs to be outside.  

What are your plans for your trees' futures?

Last edited: 23 October 2017 19:40:53

Desperately seeking a perfect lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 19:23

Yes please Flora  ... post a photo or three ... we'll help you sort it out ... some of us started off with ploughed fields, some with quagmires and yes, some of us have had Weed Mountains too ... and all our gardens look better now than they used to 

To upload photos start with the camera icon ... if they don't upload try reducing the size ... that usually works. 

Help rescue burnt garden

Posted: Yesterday at 19:01

Oh yes, please come back and let us know how things go in the spring ... some photos would be good too ... good luck ... we'll have our fingers crossed.  

And if your mother and her friends need any seeds to sow to replace their plants, we have a Seed Swap thread here where we all share around the seeds we've gathered from our garden plants.  I'm sure people would be happy to send you some. 

Grass killed by mattress?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:57

The thread got duplicated when the photo was uploaded, so there are other replies here

Grass ID

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

This is my favourite ... each leaf ends in a little  curly spiral ... absolutely delightful 

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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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New situation ... ? 
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Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

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