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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 23:00

There's a lot to be said for a good Jack Russell, Pat 

Night night all ... Sleep tight 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:55

Let it be known that Wonky refused to continue membership of Brownies, Drama or any other club as they "..kept telling her what to do ... ". 

She did, however, want to learn to box ... Back in those days no boxing clubs would accept girls ...

2 new plants- help

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:18

Honeysuckle frequently succumbs to powdery mildew due to dryness at the roots. Clay soils can dry out quickly.  As has been said you should incorporate lots of organic matter into the planting site along with grit and keep it well watered during dry spells. Don't plant directly at the foot of a fence or wall, plant at least 18" away and train the growth back to the support with canes. 

Good luck 

Last edited: 12 February 2017 17:19:51

Shrub identification

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:10

Snap! Pdoc 

Shrub identification

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:10

That looks to me like an azalea. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:31

Or charging sister in law for storage? 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 14:42

I only have access to the photos on my phone at the moment, but these make me smile. 

Lovely idea for a thread Wonky 

My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 14:02

Ecokid ((hugs))  So sorry to hear of your loss.  You have nothing to reproach yourself for - a few months ago I sat with my mother into the wee small hours knowing she was going - then the staff said that I must have a rest and made me a bed in the next room - half an hour later she'd slipped away - they said that often people wait until a loved one has left the room. 

I'm learning to enjoy the happy memories - I hope that you soon find the happy days take over from the sad ones. 

Last edited: 12 February 2017 14:03:02

Raised Bed Problem

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:10

Drat and double drat!!!  I've just realised that the photos of the sleepers are on my laptop which is currently out of action awaiting attention from clever IT tech son in law - I'm sorry

But it sounds as if you've got the idea - we did it as KT53 describes, and the joints and corners were staggered like with a course of bricks, just as you say.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 08:53

Fairy - I've spotted the sleeper thread   I'm still in bed  But when I get up and crank up the laptop I'll find a photo 

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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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What is blooming in your garden? 
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Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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