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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 09:42

Hosta ... no, you didn't imagine it ... heading south west in mid May   cottage booked ... just got to find a stopover B&B 

Right .... heading off to Wonky's .... see you all later ....

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 08:46

Dead smart Wonky 

I shall have another coffee and then think about sorting myself out and getting ready to leave ...  anything I need to bring for you other than woolly knitted hat and waxed jacket? 

native tree

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 08:41

I found this list of trees which are truly native to the Channel Islands which I thought might help 

If I were you I'd be very tempted by the idea of the wild medlar 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 08:29

Good morning Wonky ((hugs))

General wear eh?  'Fraid that's part and parcel of being 27 

Hedgerow Rehabilitation

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 08:26

As a 'country girl' for most of my life, I've never found neglect (or even a moderate flood or three) to kill a hawthorn hedge ... rather the opposite!!! 

Are you sure it's dead or does it just need cutting back hard to rejuvenate it?

Last edited: 15 September 2017 08:27:30

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 08:24

Clari ((hugs))  not sure that Hosta would wish he was pregnant ............ 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 07:09

Good morning all 

Glad to hear your fathers doing well Chicky ((hugs)) and great to hear everyone else's news too ... green grass, house upgrades etc ... Sounds like everyone's been busy and I'm still catching up after our holiday. 

Are Pat and her OH better now? 


Posted: 14/09/2017 at 18:03

I think it depends a lot on the condition of your soil too ... if you've used lots of manure/leaf mould/garden compost in your garden over the years and the soil is in good heart, then the need for the addition of mycorrhizal fungi probably wouldn't be of any benefit.  If the garden soil has been uncared for and is impoverished then the use of them would seem to me to be a good idea. 

Can anyone identify this tomato-like plant please?

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 17:19

Not Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna).

Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) is a member of the Solanum family, as is tomato (Solanum lycopersicum

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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