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Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:29

I used to know what Samhain is - isn't it a Pagan festival to do with darkness?

My party piece is that I can spell antidisestablishmentarianism - even if I'm a little bit squiffly  but not if I'm very squiffly 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:16

Well, if the longest word ever used on Forkers is used in a sentence, the prize is beer and cake 

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:11

The problem is I really used to be able to remember exactly what I'd planted where and when, and the latin names and everything - list? labels?- not for me 

What happened? 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:57

Hello folks!  Who gave Verdun the mushroom soup!!! 

Mushroom identification

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:55

Stacey - Firstly, I'm not an expert - just someone who's been on a couple of Fungi Foray days - It's really hard to tell from a photograph but I think it might just be a Death Cap - the colour's not quite right, too pale - they're usually more of a greenish colour, but if you've had a lot of rain the colour can fade. Also, there is a more unusual white variant.

The base of the stem of the Death Cap usually has the remains of a sort of 'bag' or cowl around it which I can't see on yours, but you might not have picked it with the cowl.  The gills on a Death Cap don't touch the stem, and from what I can see of yours there's a distinct separation.  

Anyway, don't panic - just don't eat it and don't let anyone little touch it in case they lick their fingers and wash your hands after touching it.  Also don't put it down near anything you're going to eat as the spores are poisonous too. 

And of course, I might be wrong - there are loads of fungi that I can't identify. 

Boston Ivy

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:01

Hello and welcome Union Cane - that sounds a fabulous sight and I'm deeply envious.  

Just leave it alone and it will be fine - you can of course trim it back if it's creeping where you don't want it to go, and now is a good time to do it, while you can see the structure, but as for the main body of the plant, there's nothing you need to do.

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 06:26

I've been considering those for the Shady Bank perennials Verdun - let us know what you discover about them.  I'm also trying to find a suitable label for fixing to climbers that isn't bright white and glaring.


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 06:17

Good morning all   Looks like the weather here's going to be fairly dry and fine this evening so that's good for all the trick or treaters - us? we'll just stay in, eat supper and doze 


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:08

Hello folks  home, fed and watered and on the sofa - phew what a day!!!  

Good to see you back Verdun ((hugs))  


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 07:03

Good morning KEF   got my winter dressing gown out ages ago.

Right, must be off - have a good day folks!  See you later 

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