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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 14:15

Have you got any of that champagne left Wonky? 

Small plant for between pond stones.

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 14:12

I use Creeping Jenny in a similar spot - Lysimachia nummularia ...

there's also a golden leaved form L. nummlaria 'aurea'. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:56

I have been typing with my fingers crossed for the past couple of weeks ... you may have noticed the typos .... Wonky has some news!!!  

She will be posting about it this afternoon 

Hedge not growing at the bottom

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:22

I agree with Liriodendron ... I would reduce it's height by half ... that, along with the feeding, watering and mulching should stimulate growth from lower down ... but as she says, you would be 'virtually hedgeless' for a while.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:09

Back from tennis ... the hall is open this week and next as the church is Seventh Day Adventist and they don't regard Christmas and Easter as being different to the rest of the year - although I do remember them having a Christmas tree in the hall. 

It started to drizzle while I was out - fortunately OH noticed and got the washing in - he's draped it on the rack in front of the radiator in the study ... not that the radiators are on now, but he said the washing was nearly dry when he got it in anyway.

Don't think I'll be gardening this afternoon - it's not raining heavily but it's windy too so not very nice.  I'll have to keep an eye on my sweet pea seedlings which are on the terrace for their second day of hardening off ................. don't want them to get too wet and blown about.  

Children & Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Firethorn etc

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:59

oh dear. What a ridiculous attitude that GC owner has. I grew up on a farm. My playground was the fields hedges and ditches which we're fill of the plants in your lovely native hedge. My children did the same. We all got a few scratches but nothing lasting and we learnt about nature. if you wrap children in cotton wool they get smothered. 

Leaf curl

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:23

It's probably nothing to worry about ... very few plants are perfect, same as people 

If you think it's a problem post a photo on here ... if it won't upload reduce the size. 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:19

Morning all 

As has been said RB, I hope the funeral 'goes well'.  Ma used to say there's never a happy ending to a happy marriage ... she and Pa went a year apart ... almost a year ago now, ......  I understand about it being sad but also a blessed relief.  

Not sure if the usual tennis session will happen this week as it's  in a church hall, but I've lost the phone number to check so I'll go along anyway ... it's only just down the road.

Wasps Nest in an unfortunate place

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:09

Can you leave the lid up for a day or so (weather permitting)?  That way she should decide it's the wrong sort of place after all.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:07

I grow chard outside too ... never tried it indoors ... I've seen it growing in a polytunnel in the winter ... but that's a bit different.  

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Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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