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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:37

Pat ((hugs)) sounds good 

There are always errors in historical dramas - the wrong breed of chickens is a very common one - Pa would've sacked all those men 'scything' yesterday - they were rubbish!!!  And the field had obviously been 'drilled' with a mechanical drill - you could see the crop rows - but it would cost a fortune for them to grow a whole crop for months just to provide the right background for 5 minutes of finished film time - the licence payers couldn't afford it .   Those of us who spot these things just have to smile and ignore it.

Glad the neck's easier Hosta

Haven't heard from Wonky today - wonder if that means she's better and well enough for work - hope so  

Last edited: 19 September 2016 09:39:08

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:19

Fairy  the only thing I have to admit to is the purchase of some Minnow daffs yesterday along with some topsoil and grass seed for top-dressing the front lawn.

Oh, and some wallflower plants for the front. 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:19:51

Dying yew hedges

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:13

I would definitely stop any watering at this time of year now that the dry spell has ended.  Keep the lawn back from the base of the hedge.  

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:14:54

Blight resistant tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:08

Well, the blight resistant Crimson Crush are definite winners - I shall grow them again.  

Not a sign of blight or any other fungal-type disease.  

Strong healthy plants grown outside in pots on a south-east facing terrace produced a good crop of medium to large-ish fruits with a delicious sweet tomato flavour when ripe.  

Alicante toms

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:03

I'm afraid some of those look as if they may be affected by blight.  

Were the plants healthy?  Did they have any black patches on the stems? 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:04:13

What is this plant/fruit?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:57 

They are edible when ripe, but in my experience they're not really very tasty and I don't bother. 

Dying yew hedges

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:51

Under-watering and Over-watering can both cause similar symptoms.  

Whereabouts are you and how often is the hedge being watered?

WIN or not as the case may be

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:34
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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:09

Good morning all 

Like the new line in garden ornament Chicky 

Had to put Poldark on 'freeze' for half an hour last night - the police helicopter with searchlight on was circling over nearby golf course and marshes, we couldn't hear the telly!  Don't know what it was about - there's nothing on the local news websites this morning - after half an hour the chopper suddenly sped away in the direction of the airport.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:10

Take it steady Wonky - I'm sure you feel weak due to lack of food, but not sure if roast pork and crackling is what you need right now!!! 

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ID please

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

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