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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 09:20

Oh give our love to Cornwall - we'll be down there again in September - it seems ages away ............

Apple tree disease

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 09:12

Is it really mildew? It's very early in the season for that. 

Could it  be the soft downy white fuzz that often covers young leaves on fruit trees and others?

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 08:14

I think they've made themselves hostages to fortune by publishing a picture of what to expect and raising expectations - if that's not what you get they must expect complaints, whether or not you can salvage them. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 07:52

Just watched a heron go down into the garden behind a house at the top of the rise  - probably some goldfish going to meet their maker 

Watch out for the bluetits on the clematis, honeysuckle and roses Hosta, hoovering up the aphids

Horse manure

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 07:36

Is it stable manure (including straw or of her bedding) or 'field pickings' (droppings gathered from a field and bagged up) ?

If it's manure, rather than use it as a mulch I would dig it into a trench or pit where you are going to grow your runner beans, to improve the moisture retention. 

I find that field pickings are best used by adding to the compost heap as an activator. 


Posted: 23/04/2017 at 06:55

Whitefly? Outside?  Are you sure?  And they're so tiny ...

Whats making these holes

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 06:50

Cats often roam over quite a large area in the countryside, especially when they're hunting. Maybe the holes and the poo are connected in that the poo came from someone who was waiting for a rat to pop out of the hole ... Looks like rag holes to me. Poo could be cat or fox?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 06:27

Morning Fairy  G'day Pat 

Just waking here and watching birds on neighbours roof ... 

Overgrown garden with bats - what can I do?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:03

Absolutely agree with Nutcutlet, Dyers End and Muddle Up ... bats live in chalk caves just across the road from here, it's an SSSI, we love to see them swooping around our house and garden in the evenings catching insects - we are thrilled that there are enough insects in this area to support such a large colony of bats and we garden to encourage a wide range of wildlife which forms a rich and diverse food chain.  

And don't forget - a large proportion of the insects hoovered up by the bats are gnats and mosquitoes - although we have a wildlife pond in the garden and marshes close by I've not been bitten by a mozzie since we've lived here.  

Bats are a definite plus in my opinion and well worth a little inconvenience..

Last edited: 22 April 2017 21:07:26

Planting out courgette

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:50

I'm growing Gold Rush as well - I've grown them before - I really like the flavour 

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Butterflies 2017

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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