Dovefromabove


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Butterflies 2017

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:24

Growing sweetcorn in container ???

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:52

I've found Sweetcorn 'Swift' to be very good - it's an early,  tender variety  developed especially for cooler, shorter seasons and is great for the UK climate. 

Forum names

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:42

Frank - when we moved to very rural Suffolk in the mid 50s, unlike many of the older houses in the village we had an indoor flush toilet.  However the very old farmer across the field hadn't got such new-fangled stuff, and he and his equally elderly wife still used the brick-built bucket lavvy in their back garden.


Their back garden adjoined our woodland where we used to play and quite often we children would sneak through the dry ditch that separated our farms and use their 'facilities' ... much more fun than our flush toilet as theirs was a 'two seater'

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:09

Wonky ((hugs))


At least you know the bosses will give you a brilliant reference and will take you back like a shot if they can sort the current problem out - meanwhile I know you're doing all that you can ((hugs)) xxx

Butterflies 2017

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:05

I've just seen my first butterfly of the year - I'm pretty sure it was a tortoiseshell, although it was above my head and it didn't stay still so I couldn't see the markings - it was quite a large one for the common Small Tortoiseshell so might have been something else - fluttering in the sunlight by the south-facing wall of the house before flying over the fence to next door's garden.


Whatever it was, it was a butterfly

Ladybirds are waking up

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:26

As I understand it,  advice is not to kill Harlequins - they are here - we will not be able to get rid of them.  They eat aphids.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/8572994/The-harlequin-ladybird-is-coming.html

Clematis Montana

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:14

Verdun, you may remember that on your recommendation I planted a C. montana grandiflora about three years ago ........ I have not been disappointed - lovely large blooms and scent.

Growing sweetcorn in container ???

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:09

On the assumption that tall plants grown in compost in containers are unlikely to be as firmly rooted as those grown in the ground, I would find a way of staking the plants to prevent windrock.


Remember that corn is very thirsty when the cobs are swelling.


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 07:31

Morning Clari - hope you got back to sleep quickly. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 06:34

Whoops - the fires they were talking about are in New Zealand, not Australia ... I obviously wasn't properly awake

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