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Sweetcorn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:43

That's the male flower - it will soon develop pollen.  Further down on the stem the beginnings of a cob or two will form and you'll see silky tassels emerging from the top of the cob. They are the female flower.  

When the breeze blows  the pollen from the male flowers will fall onto the tassels of the female flowers -  this will fertilize the female flowers and produce your lovely juicy cob.  When the silky tassels have turned dark brown (looking a bit like loose tobacco) your corn on the cob is ready to eat 

By the way, they need plenty of water at this stage - keep the soil nice and moist. 

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:18

You can't see hedgehogs when they're hibernating - they're snug in layers of dried grass and leaves and mustn't be disturbed  or their hibernation could be at risk of failing and they would die.

It really is best if  children are taught how to observe wildlife from a distance

However, if you and your family want to help hedgehogs, there's lots of information on here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/help-hedgehogs.html of things that you and your children can do. 

scarifying rake

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:08

They usually have wooden handles which can be easily shortened to suit with a small hand saw. 

where to buy watering spikes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:29

Several on Amazon. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:10

Lizzie - what a lovely photo   Thank you for sharing it with us 

 

KEF wrote (see)

Lovely pic Lizzie  I don't do dresses in the day I'm no good at bending at the knees gracefully and I don't want to scare the wildlife  ....

Only do mid calf at the shortest - this one is ankle length 

 

Not drowning but waving Nut   and now it's stopped we're steaming  - phew!

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:02

I loved and covet those sempervivums in that pot

 

 

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:30

Thunder storm happening with water butt filling activity going on - lounging on the terrace has ceased and I'm on the sofa with the athletics and some knitting.  

All the house plants (succulents) have been put on the terrace table for a bit of a wash 

Road building anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:26

Do you know which time of the year the farmer needs this access? - it will make a huge difference if it's only in the summer or in the winter.

Also the size of the tractor and any implements it is towing will be important.

Modern tractors can be huge. 

surprise surprise

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:04

Can be useful stuff - it reduces the toxic effects of alcohol   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysteine 

How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:01

It's described as 'wind proof'.  My guess is that it either twists or you need to lever it off somehow.  

Once  you've got it off once you'll be able to have a look at the construction and work out how it's meant to work. 

Good luck 

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ID please

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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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