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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 07:29

Good morning all - a bit grey and overcast here this morning, but temps only dropped to 13.6C overnight - amazing for October

Our car is called Lola (she was a show girl, with yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there ........)

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 07:21

As Zoomer says, they don't need sun to dry - they'll dry just fine indoors in a dry atmosphere. 

dog proofing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 07:17

I wouild put up posts and then use good quality chicken wire or chain link all along their side of your hedge.  Height and guage of the wire dependent on the size and determination of the dogs. 

Then fix gravel boards along the bottom of the wire to prevent digging under the wire - even the sweetest little pooch loves to tunnel!

This http://www.newatlanticonline.co.uk/products/gates-and-fencing/wire-fencing/ is a good website for posts and wire etc, so that you can get an idea of costs.  

magnolia tree dead?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:05

Is that a new-ish fence by the magnolia?  If there's been some fencing work done nearby the tree roots might have been damaged and the tree might be taking a year off to recover

Beetroot pest

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:52

If there are rabbits around, it'll be them

Quotes

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:50
BizzieB wrote (see)

  hurrah!!

Congratulations!

Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:46

It could be a mealy bug infestation - you can get proprietary treatments from the garden centre - but I've a feeling that your Peace LIly may be past recovery - it certainly looks it.  Sorry.

Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:40

I'm never clear what people are talking about when they refer to soil mites.  There are all sorts of tiny things that live in soil/compost - most are beneficial. 

What did your 'soil mites' look like and how were they harming your plant?

New Member

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:33

Ivy has two stages - the clinging stage that climbs up walls and trees.  Then, when it's got to the top of where it's climbing it develops the arborial (tree like) stage which doesn't cling.  It grows branches, and this is the stage that has flowers and then berries which are so good for wildlife.

Juniper rockets

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:23

They look dead to me. When were they planted there and how much water have they had?  This has been a very dry year and if this was their first or second year, trees of that size will have needed quite a bit of water in order to establish. 

I presume there's landscaping fabric under the gravel - how close is the fabric to the base of the trees.  Although landscaping fabric should be water permeable, I'm yet to be convinced that it lets as much water through to the soil that falls as rain.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

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

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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