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Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:03

There's a wedge of fruitcake left, if OH hasn't eaten it yet ........

How do I use peat pots?

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:38

I've tried them and given up - they're either too wet or too dry. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:36

Hi Shirley and Welcome aboard

Enjoy your new home and garden ... when you get there!  Hope the move goes smoothly!

You'll have sussed out that Hello Forkers is our main chat thread and you're very welcome to join in and make friends. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:53

Hmmm ... wind's getting up here now, continual noise in the chimney, and raining

Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:08

It'll work fine - just put the mats under the chicken wire and stretch the chicken wire across the top and fix it to the edges of the planter.  I found that using a stapler worked - by the time the staples rusted through it was usually time to replenish the compost and put some more plants in - and if they'd not rusted through they weren't difficult to remove and re-do. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:48

You'd better stay indoors then Hosta - don't want you getting blown across Dartmoor!!!

Job Done!

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:38

We deal with it because we don't want it in the canopy of our ash tree which overhangs their garden anyway - they quite like it rambling through their hedge but they're happy for us to stop it's re-colonisation of our garden. 

It's not a problem for us, and they come and feed the hedgehogs when we go on our holibobs


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:35

Hello Cranlan and welcome aboard

Job Done!

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:27

We deserve a sit down and a cup of coffee ... at last we've been around to the neighbours' garden and pulled down the Russian Vine that every year leaps up into the branches of our ash tree. 

Originally the Russian Vine came from this garden (planted by a previous owner) and spread across the adjoining gardens and took root there.  We've removed it from our garden but next door aren't as methodical as us and anyway, they regard it as our problem rather than their responsibility ... however they're quite happy for us to go round each winter and haul it out of the branches and cut it back to the level of their hedge. 

And now it's been done for another year! 


Have you just done a job that's been glaring at you reproachfully for ages ................... ?


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:19

We have spring here Hosta - the verges of the road into the city are covered with purple crocuses - think they're tomasinianus;  around the warty bowls of the big lime trees there are the smiling faces of the wild celandines, and the purple-leaved prunus trees which people in the big old houses seem to use for screening from the road are covered in blossom which is drifting in the wind like snowflakes - definitely spring here

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
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Combatting the Spanish Slug

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I think I've fallen in love

with yet another hellebore 
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Happy New Year Everyone

Wishing us all a peaceful and healthy new year 
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New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

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If you have an interest in autism

or even if you don't 
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I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Don't miss it! 
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Last Post: 27/12/2015 at 10:32

The Science of Christmas ...

... everything explained 
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Christmas presents for Gardeners

What would you reeeeeeeeeeeally like? 
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Last Post: 11/12/2015 at 23:12

Never Never Not Ever

The plant I won't have in my garden  
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