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Inherited pond

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 06:56

Are you having to top it up all year round, or just in the summer?  It's surprising how much water evaporates in the summer, but it shouldn't get lower in the winter.

Growable pods. Do they really work better than planting your own seed?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 06:53
Tetley wrote (see)

Just another gimmick I think for people who think gardening should be "instant" with no effort needed.  Every time I see the adverts you mention I find myself muttering unmentionable things under my breath  

Me too Tetley - they give the impression that you can just plonk them in any old how - but if you leave the rim of a peat pot proud of the soil it'll dry out and the roots will never pass through it. 

They're just trying to sell things to people who won't know how to make them succeed.  Very short-sighted. 


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 06:42

Good morning all  G'day Pat

Wonky - glad you and everyone else survived   I'm visiting Ma this morning - I'll be back here mid to late afternoon. 

Hedge veg

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 22:38

It happens lots in Suffolk and Norfolk - either with an honesty box or a sign saying to put the money through the letterbox in the front door. 

Veg, eggs, honey, home made preserves, bunches of flowers and garden plants on little stalls by a cottage front gate

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:31
chicky wrote (see)

I've been listening Dove  couldn't wait for the omnibus this week

Will she have the courage to leave?



HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:15

You need to keep warm Hosta - you don't want to get poorly after waiting for this op ((hugs))


Is anyone listening to the Archers!?!?!?!?!?

entering the competitions

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 16:12

If you're a member of the forum those details will populate automatically from the details you put into the database when you  joined up.  That's what happens with mine anyway

Saying goodbye

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 14:57

It may have been - we're right in the centre of a Chalara hotspot - it was always the weaker of the two trees - we had the crowns lifted and thinned when we moved here in 2011 and our tree man said then that it was sound but not growing as well as the other one, but last year several branches suffered sudden dieback during the summer.   We decided it had to go to give the other tree the best chance of survival. 

Low lying evergreen cover

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:33

Hello Steve and welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo of the area please, and let us know which way it faces and what sort of soil you have?

To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post

Tomato Feed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:29

I absolutely agree with Kitty - don't start feeding until the first truss of fruits have set

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