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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:59

Ah ... it was Chicky ... consideration is being given ........ 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:54

Morning Hosta and the rest of you 

Who was it who said obelisks?  I shall have to read back ............ 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:53

I've been banned from cleaning windows GWRS - last time I did it was a couple of days before Wonky's wedding and I did something painful to my back - spent the wedding dosed up on painkillers   No matter how much I tell OH that it was only the dining room window that does that to me, 'cos it involves leaning across the sideboard, he won't let me clean any windows - he does them when he sees me with the equipment in my hands 

Cultivate soil without damaging tree roots

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:38

Don't grass right up to the tree trunks - it's difficult to mow without damaging the bark of the trees, and it competes with the trees for water and nutrition - best to leave a bare circle around them - you could put some spring bulbs in around them ... little Siberian squills would look gorgeous, plant them and leave them to get on with it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:33
Lily Pilly says:

.... I have just read that a local group in the Clyde Valley ( once famous for its fruit growing) are asking folk with more apples than they need to donate them as the newly bottled juice is flying off the shelves.  They will even come and get them! What a clever idea?!


 Maybe they should take a leaf out of Joe Grundy's book and have a Cider Club 


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:20

Powdery mildew takes hold when a plant is weakened - drought is a common cause of plant growth being weakened, but it's not the only cause. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:12

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around 

Im still in bed

Why is it so difficult to be an England manager? To me it's simple - just ask yourself what Sir Bobby Robson would have done - if you can't imagine him doing something then you shouldn't do it either. Seemples!

Glad you're connected BL   But clean windows?  Steady on there!

abutilon losing leaves and flower buds

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:09

Have they been too hot/ dry?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:01

Fairy - thanks for the ideas - a lot of thinking going on here. Liri - would Taxus stand. 'Aurea' keep it's colour in that much shade do you think? 

Hosta  I thought of you when in the Waitrose checkout queue earlier .... an elderly lady had forgotten her PIN. The chap on the checkout was so kind and patient and stopped her from feeling anxious and soon her confusion passed and she remembered and all was well. When it was my turn I talked him through my recipe of Coronation Chicken - he's going to give it a go 

Well Zebedee says it's time for bed. Sweet dreams all ((hugs))

What are they?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:48


Last edited: 27 September 2016 19:49:11

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