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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:40

Glad you've both had a lovely day .......... I have too, but it could have been warmer here in Norfolk. 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:39

Interesting - hornets generally head for the light 

I'll bet that hurt tho' .......... but they're fascinating creatures and usually not at all aggressive - it must've felt trapped (as of course you did ).

Laurel Rejuvenation

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:17

I would - that way you'll get a really good hedge 

Cut it hard back, give it some Fish, Blood & Bone, water and mulch ... you won't regret it. 

Come back and show us some photos this time next year 

Blind Again?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:14

I've got two in a container - one flowers beautifully every year - the second one is blind every time - they obviously both get the same treatment 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:54

I was  stung a couple of times last year. Once when I picked up an opened bag of compost - a queen wasp was hibernating in the rolled over top 

The second time was when I was picking a squash and a bee flew up my skirt 

A bit painful for a while and a nuisance but nothing more than that, thank goodness. 

Mystery Tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:47


Salix caprea aka Goat Willow. 

Not a good idea to let it establish close to a building or drains etc. 

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:27

There is a five minute time limit on editing here. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 15:23

Brrr!  Chilly outside now - we're too close to the North Sea when the wind's in this  direction  ... but the forecast for Norfolk for Tuesday onwards is warming up nicely ... the mulching can wait until then ........... 

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Acid planting bed

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 15:19

Brilliant Ladybird - I'd been wracking my brain trying to find the significance of those letters 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 14:59

How lovely - good to see greenfinch numbers picking up again 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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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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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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