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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 13:50

Are there railings at the top of the stairs?  Could you hang windowbox type thingies anywhere?  

Or maybe something like this 

or a hanging basket ... you can grow little Tumbling Tom tomatoes in a hanging basket ... too late for this year but if you tell Father Christmas early he may be able to buy hanging baskets and stuff like that in the end of summer sales this year 


Posted: 24/07/2017 at 13:23

Thank you for your message in which you say

"Thankyou for that information.  however will mowing the grass and putting in the composter encourage more fungi to grow in the veggie patch when the waste matter is used to mulch the soil? "

No ... it doesn't really work like that ... the mycelium which is the major part of the fungus spreads unseen underground ... the toadstools produce the spores which float in the air on the breeze ... and they're floating around all over the place, spreading from everyone's  gardens, woodlands and hedgerows.  

The action of fungi is an essential part of breaking down of organic matter in the soil in order to make it available for your plants to grow .......  so you need fungi in your compost heap.  

No fungi ... no plants .... all part of the wonderful circle of life  

Courgette issues!

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 12:59

And of course, the more you pick the more fruit the plant will produce 

Plant ID please

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 12:53

The first pic looks to me like Stachys palustris - Marsh woundwort. 

The large leaved plant looks similar to me to  Datura stramonium -  Thornapple 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:56

Dacha ... we occasionally get flocks of your waxwings over here in the winter ... they descend on our berried hedgerows and garden shrubs and strip them bare ... lovely tinkling sound they make 

Hedgehog Shelter

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:47

Don't they make a lot of noise about it ... OH is a light sleeper and they regularly wake him up with all their huffing and puffing ... not to mention sliding the dish around on the terrace.  

Help with identification

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:43


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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:41

Hosta, you can see your hoggies too ... but given that ours come at about 1am all we do is hear them  unless we stay up late ...  

Last edited: 24 July 2017 11:42:17

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 11:15

Not sure what that brick on it's end is doing there ... OH being tidy?  I shall move it ... not needed .... funny how you don't notice something until it's in a photograph 

Last edited: 24 July 2017 11:15:53

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